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2018 Top 500: Chicken

The Top 250 limited-service chicken chains, ranked.
Chick-fil-A

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Chicken chains within the Top 500 grew sales 8% in 2017; unit count increased 3.6%. Fourteen saw positive sales growth, while 5 saw sales drop.

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000,000)2017 US Units
7Chick-fil-A$9,0202,261
12KFC$4,4174,109
25Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen$2,015*2,212
36Zaxby’s$1,933*899
45Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘N Biscuits$1,276761
47Wingstop$1,0471,027
50Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers$966352
56El Pollo Loco$839*473
61Church’s Chicken$774*1,078
76Boston Market$593*459
110Pollo Tropical$358154
204Golden Chick$164*179
234PDQ $131*60
242Pollo Campero$12877
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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

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