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2018 Top 500: Burger

The Top 250 limited-service burger chains, ranked.
McDonald's

Top 500

Burger chains within the Top 500 grew sales 3.1% in 2017; unit count increased 3.6%. Twenty-eight saw positive sales growth, while 10 saw sales drop.

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000)2017 US Units
1McDonald's $37,63914,036
5Burger King$9,645*7,226
6Wendy's$9,3105,769
14Sonic Drive-In$4,4083,593
22Jack in the Box$3,4692,251
32Hardee’s$2,290*1,874
34Whataburger$2,278821
40Carl’s Jr.$1,527*1,157
41Five Guys Burgers and Fries$1,4361,321
42Culver’s$1,426641
46Steak ‘n Shake$1,087*1,027
52In-N-Out Burger$908*331
79Checkers Drive-In Restaurants$552572
81White Castle$547381
94Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers$411281
100Krystal Co.$394363
109Shake Shack$358100
112The Habit Burger Grill$354209
120Smashburger$333*332
130Rally’s Hamburgers$292304
156A&W All-American Food$226629
169Fuddruckers$212*170
209Farmer Boys$158*89
214Jack's$152*149
215BurgerFi$150*92
241Wayback Burgers$128*135
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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

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