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2016 Top 500: Quick-service chains

McDonald's

Nine out of the top 10 chains in the Top 500 are quick service. Thanks to these giants, the segment makes up almost 62% of the Top 500 total sales. Quick service grew by 4.4% in 2015, and the QSR-plus niche—which includes brands like Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out Burger and Culver’s that offer higher-quality ingredients and service models—increased sales by 8.2%. 

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

1McDonald's35,837,20014,259
2Starbucks13,936,114*13,066
3Subway11,500,00027,103
4Taco Bell9,100,000*6,121
5Burger King9,000,000*7,086
6Wendy's8,777,400*5,722
7Dunkin' Donuts7,624,1408,431
8Chick-fil-A6,291,000*1,950
9Pizza Hut5,510,000*7,799
12Domino's4,708,587*5,200
14SONIC Drive-In4,413,6613,529
15KFC4,001,490*4,270
18Dairy Queen/Orange Julius3,531,1864,506
19Little Caesars3,500,000*4,252*
20Arby's3,450,8853,214
22Jack in the Box3,338,150*2,252
24Papa John's2,816,017*3,290
25Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen2,720,250*1,970
31Hardee's2,164,8071,805
34Whataburger2,001,306791
36Golden Corral1,740,189484
40Carl's Jr.1,496,4891,153
43Culver's1,196,038559
45Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'N Biscuits1,150,651659
46Steak n Shake1,035,637*557
51Papa Murphy's Pizza88,4291,496
52Church's Chicken855,429*1,145*
55El Pollo Loco753,340*433
59Krispy Kreme708,143*294
62Del Taco700,166543
64Tim Hortons668,960*650*
70In-N-Out Burger614,500*313
73Baskin-Robbins587,5182,503
75Long John Silver's559,700*1,060*
76White Castle547,787390
78Jamba Juice539,000*881
79Captain D's Seafood Kitchen531,668510
81Auntie Anne's552,4411,248
85Checkers Drive-In Restaurants508,632*531
86Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet476,600*160*
89Cicis Pizza430,000*445
90Round Table Pizza424,107437
91Krystal Company421,203354
92Marco's PIzza417,632667
98Potbelly Sandwich Shop379,835*396
100Cold Stone Creamery365,294*926
101Chuck E. Cheese's364,294*553
105Taco John's358,860386
107Hungry Howie's Pizza342,478548
108Jet's Pizza339,500*384
109Quiznos338,900*820*
111Charleys Philly Steaks334,128471
115Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Stores317,800*280
120Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes304,000125
122Godfather's Pizza299,200*550*
131Rally's Hamburgers267,465*299
132Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers267,077177
133Peet's Coffee & Tea267,000*236
135Tropical Smoothie Cafe261,000466
136Caribou Coffee256,700*415*
140Sbarro250,900*305*
144Smoothie King244,900*650*
146Wienerschnitzel241,334321
148Sizzler238,320125
151Ryan's234,300*90*
154Luby's231,330*93
156Pizza Ranch228,618192
158Sarku Japan226,500*235*
173Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The200,900*312
179Peter Piper Pizza190,500*94
189Dutch Bros. Coffee181,300257
190A&W All-American Food180,100*638
191Yogurtland180,000*275
193Menchie's Frozen Yogurt174,200*390*
207Ponderosa/Bonanza150,69393
209Togo's Sandwiches149,980250
211Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen148,612245
217Papa Gino's Pizzeria144,680163
220Cinnabon143,105747
222sweetFrog143,000*325
223Rita's Ice142,500*650*
224Pinkberry137,800*155*
226Red Mango137,000*250*
231Jack's132,500*132
232Golden Chick132,400*152
237Mazzio's Italian Eatery124,600*133*
238Fox's Pizza Den124,200*242
244Great American Cookies122,200*328
246Mountain Mike's Pizza122,054164
249Western Sizzlin122,000*70

*Technomic estimate

 

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