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Starbucks extends lead, remaining most valuable restaurant brand for 7th consecutive year, widening gap on McDonald’s

Starbucks (brand value up 17% to $53.4 billion) has cemented its position as the world’s most valuable restaurant brand. The American multinational coffeehouse chain has held this position for seven consecutive years and has significantly widened its lead over the second most valuable restaurants brand, McDonald’s (brand value down 7% to US$36.9 billion).

Every year, leading brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance puts 5,000 of the biggest brands to the test, and publishes over 100 reports, ranking brands across all sectors and countries. The world’s top 25 most valuable and strongest brands in the Restaurant brands are included in the annual Brand Finance Restaurant 25 2023 ranking.

Starbucks generated accelerating demand for its products throughout 2022 following a continued return to normality as pandemic-related restrictions reduced globally. Starbucks’ brand value is now 30% higher than its pre-pandemic value. This success highlights the positive impact that the brand’s US Reinvention Plan has had since its launch in 2022.

Richard Haigh, Managing Director of Brand Finance commented:

“Restaurant brands have faced continued challenges throughout the last few years, from the Covid-19 pandemic induced lockdowns, to rising inflation and supply chain issues. Despite this, some of the world’s largest restaurant brands, such as Starbucks, have successfully navigated these difficulties to achieve solid brand value growth. In order to sustain success going forward, restaurant brands must increasingly cater to the higher standards for sustainability that consumers are demanding when it comes to the food they eat and drink.


Texas Roadhouse is the fastest growing brand, up 56%, Jollibee follow close behind

Texas Roadhouse has achieved a 56% brand value increase in 2023, to a brand value of US$2.3 billion, making it the fastest growing restaurant brand in the ranking. This brand value increase comes primarily as a result of the brand’s strong expansion strategy. The brand now operates 700 restaurants and has further raised its expansion targets for the coming years, hoping to reach 900 units.

Filipino brand Jollibee (brand value up 53% to US$1.6 billion) followed closely behind as the second fastest growing brand in the ranking. The brand’s post-pandemic growth plans have seen it expand further into the US market, planning to open 500 stores in the coming years and rival other fast-food giants such as McDonald’s and KFC.


Greggs is the strongest brand in the restaurant sector with AAA rating

In addition to calculating brand value, Brand Finance also determines the relative strength of brands through a balanced scorecard of metrics evaluating marketing investment, stakeholder equity, and business performance. Compliant with ISO 20671, Brand Finance’s assessment of stakeholder equity incorporates original market research data from over 150,000 respondents in 38 countries and across 31 sectors.

British baked goods institution, Greggs (brand value up 17% to US$1 billion), is the strongest brand in the ranking with a Brand Strength Index Score of 89/100 and corresponding AAA rating. Greggs remains the strongest brand despite raising the prices of its products in the face of rising operating cost, inflation, and supply chain issues.


Starbucks has highest Sustainability Perceptions Value of US$3.1 billion

As part of its analysis, Brand Finance assesses the role that specific brand attributes play in driving overall brand value. One such attribute, growing rapidly in its significance, is sustainability. Brand Finance assesses how sustainable specific brands are perceived to be, represented by a ‘Sustainability Perceptions Score’. The value that is linked to sustainability perceptions, the ‘Sustainability Perceptions Value’, is then calculated for each brand.

As well as being the world’s most valuable restaurant brand, Starbucks also has the highest Sustainability Perception Value of US$3.1 billion. The brand’s position at the top of the Sustainability Perceptions Value table is not an assessment of its overall sustainability performance, but rather indicates how much brand value the brand has tied up in sustainability perceptions.


View the full Brand Finance Restaurant 25 2023 report here


Note to Editors

Every year, leading brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance puts 5,000 of the biggest brands to the test, and publishes over 100 reports, ranking brands across all sectors and countries. The world’s top 25 most valuable and strongest Restaurant brands are included in the Brand Finance Restaurants 25 2023 ranking.

Brand value is understood as the net economic benefit that a brand owner would achieve by licensing the brand in the open market. Brand strength is the efficacy of a brand’s performance on intangible measures relative to its competitors.

The full ranking, additional insights, charts, more information about the methodology, and definitions of key terms are available in the  Brand Finance Restaurants 25 2023 ranking.

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About Brand Finance

Brand Finance is the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy. Bridging the gap between marketing and finance for more than 25 years, Brand Finance evaluates the strength of brands and quantifies their financial value to help organizations of all kinds make strategic decisions.

Headquartered in London, Brand Finance has offices in over 20 countries, offering services on all continents. Every year, Brand Finance conducts more than 5,000 brand valuations, supported by original market research, and publishes over 100 reports which rank brands across all sectors and countries.

Brand Finance is a regulated accountancy firm, leading the standardization of the brand valuation industry. Brand Finance was the first to be certified by independent auditors as compliant with both ISO 10668 and ISO 20671 and has received the official endorsement of the Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB) in the United States.



Brand Finance has produced this study with an independent and unbiased analysis. The values derived and opinions presented in this study are based on publicly available information and certain assumptions that Brand Finance used where such data was deficient or unclear. Brand Finance accepts no responsibility and will not be liable in the event that the publicly available information relied upon is subsequently found to be inaccurate. The opinions and financial analysis expressed in the study are not to be construed as providing investment or business advice. Brand Finance does not intend the study to be relied upon for any reason and excludes all liability to any individual, government, or organisation.

The data presented in this study form part of Brand Finance’s proprietary database, are provided for the benefit of the media, and are not to be used in part or in full for any commercial or technical purpose without written permission from Brand Finance.



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