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2018 leaders in limited service

The top quick-service and fast-casual chain among the Top 500.
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Once again, more than 80% of the limited-service segment’s sales came from QSRs, though fast casuals posted stronger growth, in terms of both sales and units. In both segments, tech-based changes continued to drive innovation, with QSRs and fast casuals ramping up delivery as well as continuing to focus on mobile-based order-and-pay solutions.

Limited-service segment growth by segment

  • 3.9% — Top 500 overall limited-service sales growth
  • 8.8% — Top 500 fast-casual sales growth
  • 2.9% — Top 500 quick-service sales growth

Quick Service

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000,000)2017 US Units
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

Fast Casual

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000,000)2017 US Units
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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