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2018 Top 500: Mexican

The Top 250 Mexican chains, ranked.
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Limited-service Mexican chains within the Top 500 grew sales 6.4% in 2017; unit count increased 3.5%. Eighteen saw positive sales growth, while 7 saw sales drop.

Full-serivce Mexican chains within the Top 500 grew sales 2.6% in 2017; unit count increased 0.3%. Ten saw positive sales growth, while 7 saw sales drop.

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000,000)2017 US Units
4Taco Bell$9,7906,446
13Chipotle Mexican Grill$4,4152,364
59Qdoba Mexican Eats$822726
60Del Taco$783564
64Moe’s Southwest Grill$715705
107Chuy's$36991
108Taco John's$367392
113On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina$351*145
129Taco Cabana$294175
163Rubio’s$220*191
172Cafe Rio Mexican Grill$208*313
177Taco Bueno$200*184
183Uncle Julio’s$191*30
184Fuzzy’s Taco Shop$188*142
188Torchy's Tacos$18552
201Pappasito’s Cantina$170*25
228Cantina Laredo$138*37
229Freebirds World Burrito$136*80
230Tijuana Flats$136*136
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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

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