2016 Top 500: Sandwich chains

Subway foot-long Roasted Turkey sub sandwich

The sandwich menu category, which increased sales by 2.7% to $23.3 billion and unit count by 1.6% to 40,847, is a mixed bag of good news and bad news. While one veteran (Arby’s) has ignited a healthy uptick in sales, another (Subway) struggles with oversaturation. And gains by growth chains like Newk’s Eatery and Jersey Mike’s Subs only counterbalance the declines by Blimpie and Quiznos. 

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

33Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches2,018,700*2,450
63Jersey Mike's Subs675,0001,046
65Jason's Deli654,300*2,450*
66Firehouse Subs648,528943
77McAlister's Deli547,701361
98Potbelly Sandwich Shop379,835*396
111Charleys Philly Steaks334,128471
164Which Wich Superior Sandwiches214,400*375
184Newk's Eatery183,20095
192Penn Station East Coast Subs176,700*295
209Togo's Sandwiches149,980250
215Pret a Manger147,600*64

*Technomic estimate


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