2016 Top 500: Mexican chains

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Limited-service Mexican chains within the Top 500 increased sales by 8.5% to $18.5 billion, and full-service Mexican concepts grew sales by 1.8% to $2.3 billion. Overall, fast-casual chains large and small are leading the growth (like Moe’s 11.7% increase and Costa Vida’s 19.5% jump), but there are plenty of stars among casual-dining and quick-service Mexican specialists as well.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

4Taco Bell9,100,000*6,121
13Chipotle Mexican Grill4,419,5901,987
56Qdoba Mexican Eats744,943*670
62Del Taco700,166543
68Moe's Southwest Grill638,120637
103On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina361,100143
105Taco John's358,860386
112Taco Cabana331,431*166
170Baja Fresh Mexican Grill206,700*166
177Cafe Rio Mexican Grill196,200*89
182Taco Bueno185,000*175
194FREEBIRDS World Burrito168,700*95
205Pappasito's Cantina153,000*23
210Uncle Julio's149,600*24
219El Torito143,20054
250Tijuana Flats120,000115

*Technomic estimate


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