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Super Sizing OOH

Fast Food Customers & Out of Home

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Super Sizing OOH

Fast Food Customers & Out of Home


GeekOUT Friday Fast Fact


Anthony (A.J.) Cioffi
Marketing Coordinator, Geopath


Fast Food restaurants and OOH always seem to go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re traveling on family vacation or commuting home from work, out-of-home creative for McDonald’s, Burger King, or other QSR chains seem to capture your attention with promotions for delicious (and affordable) meals. If these ads have swayed you to stop for a quick bite to eat, you’re not alone.

According to Geopath Insights, the inventory we measure across the country generates 54 billion weekly impressions for those that have eaten from a quick service restaurant in the past 30 days! That’s a lot of impressions, but how effective are these advertisements in actually reaching potential consumers?

Well, based on a recent study from Simmons, it seems OOH presents a strong format for reaching this audience, with 7 in 10 fast food consumers stating that they have noticed an OOH ad in the last 30 days! OOH over-indexes even more so with “big spenders” of fast food, (those that have spent over $100 on fast food in the last 30 days), with almost 80% reporting that they’ve noticed an OOH ad during that same period. That’s 13% more likely to than the total population!

However, not all mediums have the engagement with fast food consumers. According to this same study by Simmons, Fast Food customers may be missing those TV ads, with more than 40% reporting that “nearly all TV advertising is annoying.” Additionally, half of fast food consumers also report they “typically avoid watching television commercials!” Looking at these statistics, it’s easy to understand why OOH is a great medium for these consumers, especially when reaching hungry travelers on the road! 

Want to learn more about fast food audiences and their relationship with OOH?
The full report on fast food customers and their media habits is available to all Geopath members via our geekOUT Library, and can be accessed by logging in with your current Geopath credentials

Click here to access the Geopath geekOUT Library.

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  1. Tony says

    We need to earn more QSR business. TV and radio can not reach the masses any longer. Nice information

  2. No Fear No Favor says

    Super Sizing is OOH and your point well taken Tony. You are correct we have to earn it and do so by selling every day. QSRs are such a natural and the masses OOH reaches regardless of Covid or arguably lighter traffic, our mass reach and frequency is still at the very top of the media chain. It is a difficult time to be selling OOH but as one observes the efforts many of the mid to small size OOH companies are making in selling local, success can be found. The entire Industry needs to get busy. Thank you for your comments.

  3. […] important is this: OOH can be found everywhere and it truly stands out. A recent study from Simmons shows 7 in 10 fast food consumers reported noticing an OOH ad in the last 30 days. That’s good […]