Top 9 American Fast Food Chains in Pakistan


 By: Nouman Zafar  Date: 20 June 2014
Top 9 American Fast Food Chains in Pakistan
No matter how much anyone claims to dislike Americans, they can’t resist the lure of the American fast food franchises. American fast food industry is simply the world’s most famous fast food industry. In almost every country, there are several American fast food chains operating at any given time. Pakistan is not an exception. There are several popular American fast food chains established in the country with big sales.

9. Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets didn’t take much long to realize the potential of Pakistani Market and only after two decades of its parent branch opening in US, they unveiled their first outlet in Pakistan. Johnny Rockets is not like your traditional restaurants, it provides a fun filled atmosphere where ketchup art is a thing. It currently has two outlets in Lahore and Karachi with plans to open another outlet in capital city, Islamabad.

8. Fat Burger

As the name suggests, Fat Burger is a name associated with an American fast food chain of burgers. It took more than 60 years for Fat Burger to finally open its own outlet in Pakistan. Currently, Fat Burger has just two branches in two major cities of Pakistan (Karachi and Lahore); however, its popularity is becoming widespread. And it will continue to grow in coming years.

7. Burger King

Perhaps one of the most popular burgers in USA has finally come to Pakistan. It took Burger King quite some time to realize the potential of Pakistani market but in 2013, they finally opened their first franchise in Karachi. At this moment, Burger King is operating in three major cities of Pakistan: Karachi, Multan and Islamabad with seven outlets in total. Keeping in mind the popularity that burger king enjoys in US, it will come as no surprise if it begins to offer competition to other American fast food chains operating in the country within next few months.

6. Hardees

Hardees is famous for its burgers and particularly famous for its special chips. This American food chain is currently operating five outlets in Pakistan. It has been able to gain popularity and a loyal customer base that just wants to nibble on those delicious onion rings and have a mouth full of those juicy burgers.


5. Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s pizza is a very famous pizza franchise currently operating in Pakistan. With a total number of 13 outlets in four major cities of Pakistan (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi), domino’s has gained popularity in urban population. Domino’s is famous for its efficient and standard delivery. The franchise is still expanding and continues to attract more and more customer.

4. Subway

Although Subway is not much famous in teenagers of Pakistan, yet it has grown in size, having more than 40 outlets. Health conscious people who want to eat healthy and balanced diet, look towards Subway as their number one choice. By providing good quality sandwiches Subway is slowly attracting more and more people.

3. Pizza Hut

Probably the most popular brand of pizza in the world at the moment and, without doubt, the most famous pizza franchise in Pakistan at the moment, pizza hut does not need any kind of introduction. It began operating in 1993 and since then has opened 40 outlets in all major cities of Pakistan. Pizza Hut Pakistan was also one of the first American fast food chains that initiated their operations in the country. The sheer volume of sales is unbelievable and it is indeed difficult to find a table at any Pizza Hut outlet if you are visiting during lunch or dinner hours.

2. McDonald’s

McDonald’s Pakistan opened their first branch back in 1998 at Gulberg, Lahore. Since that day, there has been not a single down day for any of the 27 outlets operating in the country right now. It is arguably the number one burger chain in Pakistan right now. Kids are its primary customers and McDonald’s management never seems to forget that. The mini toys that come with every happy meal attract hundreds of kids to McDonald’s on a daily basis. The franchise seems to keep on growing and growing every single day. Apart from the outlets, McDonald’s also performs business through smart shops. These smart shops are located at popular malls and markets.

1. KFC

Although KFC has compromised on quality to some extent, but in terms of prices and deals it has a clear edge on others. Not only it’s the most famous fried chicken outlet, it’s also the biggest American fast food chain operating in Pakistan at present. With over 60 outlets in almost every major city of the country, along with several smart shops, KFC Pakistan has come a long way since 1997. To this day, there has been no decline in the popularity of KFC. The number of sales is quite huge. This can be judged by looking at the PKR 10 Million that is paid on a monthly basis in terms of taxes. There is no denying that KFC is definitely the most popular food chain in the country right now.

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