U.S. sales to increase 4.4% in quick-service restaurants, 4.2% in full-service restaurants in 2012, franchise report says; jobs will increase 2% in quick-service restaurants, 1.8% in full-service restaurants

LOS ANGELES , December 20, 2011 () – The International Franchise Association (IFA) predicted growth in the U.S. franchised restaurant sector in 2012, Nation’s Restaurant News reported on Dec. 20.

The report predicted that sales in franchised quick-service restaurants would increase 4.4% while sales in franchised full-service restaurants would increase 4.2% in 2012.

The number of franchise restaurant establishments is forecast to increase in 2012. Quick-service restaurants are forecast to total 151,347 units, a 2.6% increase, while full-service restaurants are expected to total 36,095 units, a 2.1% growth.

The IFA anticipates favorable growth in employment in franchised restaurants in 2012. Jobs in franchised quick-service restaurants may increase 2% while jobs in franchised full-service restaurants may rise 1.8%.

Quick-service franchise restaurants comprise 20% of franchise establishments and 37% of franchise employment.

The primary source of this article is National Restaurant News, New York, New York, on Dec. 20, 2011.

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