2017 Top 500: Chicken

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The limited-service chicken category overall increased total sales by 8% to $22.2 billion and grew units by 4% to 14,166. The largest chains may not have the velocity of the smaller, but the 7% increase in sales at Chick-fil-A, 4% at KFC and 7% at Popeyes--along with Raising Cane's 31% sales bump and PDQ's 30% rise--shows a healthy category overall.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

26Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen2,870,000*2,067
45Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'N Biscuits1,229,478*713
54Church's Chicken835,000*1,163
58El Pollo Loco795,441460
63Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers741,084*306
71Boston Market633,400*460*
96Pollo Tropical403,736182
217Golden Chick147,900*166

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


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