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2019 Top 500: Burger

The Top 250 burger chains, ranked.
Photograph courtesy of McDonald's

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While many of the large players managed to raise sales modestly, brands such as Shake Shack and The Habit Burger Grill saw sales grow more than 20%, in part because of increased unit counts.  

2019 RankChain Name2018 US Sales ($000,000)2018 US Units
1McDonald's$38,52413,914
6Burger King$9,9397,330
7Wendy's$9,4055,810
13Sonic Drive-In$4,4473,606
23Jack in the Box$3,4662,237
31Whataburger$2,416825
35Hardee's$2,120*1,875
39Five Guys Burgers and Fries$1,6151,358
40Culver's$1,576686
42Carl's Jr.$1,415*1,148
50Steak 'n Shake$1,034*594
51In-N-Out Burger$926*339
76Checkers Drive-In Restaurants$560*590
80White Castle$556374
87Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers$474328
90Shake Shack$459136
94The Habit Burger Grill$436247
109Krystal Company$377356
133Smashburger$294*322
135Rally's Hamburgers$289*300
163A&W All-American Food$223615
177Fuddruckers$197*153
205Jack's$163*160
215Farmer Boys$152*92
221Wayback Burgers$144*149
235BurgerFi$134104
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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