2017 Top 500: Sandwich

Subway footlong roast turkey sub

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline. Newk's Eatery, Jersey Mike's Subs, Pret a Manger and Which Wich were among the chains whose double-digit increases in sales and store counts drove the category's growth.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

3Subway11,300,00026,744
19Arby's3,662,4903,237
33Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches2,220,000*2,620
55Jersey Mike's Subs825,0001,187
66Jason's Deli702,100*260*
68Firehouse Subs683,5371,037
74McAlister's Deli592,800387
88Potbelly Sandwich Shop445,900*454
104Charleys Philly Steaks362,510482
113Schlotzsky's338,000362
123Portillo's304,500*46
141Wienerschnitzel253,500*320
149Which Wich Superior Sandwiches242,200*405*
155Newk's Eatery232,900*112
161Quiznos227,500*530*
177Penn Station East Coast Subs198,800*310
195Pret a Manger177,800*76
219Togo's Sandwiches145,640244

*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report

 

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