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2019 Top 500: Mexican

The Top 250 Mexican chains, ranked.
Photograph courtesy of Qdoba

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Limited-service Mexican chains within the Top 500 saw sales increase 5.7% in 2018; unit count increased 2.1%. At the same time, full-service Mexican chains saw sales increase 1.8% in 2018, while unit count decreased 0.3%. Together, 28 Mexican chains saw positive sales growth, while 14 saw sales decline.

2019 RankChain Name2018 US Sales ($000,000)2018 US Units
4Taco Bell$10,3606,588
12Chipotle Mexican Grill$4,8052,452
55Qdoba Mexican Eats$835743
56Del Taco$817580
64Moe's Southwest Grill$739*727
104Chuy's$398100
112Taco John's$371392
120On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina$348143
126Taco Cabana$324170
156Cafe Rio Mexican Grill$236*118
157Rubio's$232204
165Fuzzy's Taco Shop$214*148
166Uncle Julio's$214*35
167Torchy's Tacos$213*63
192Pappasito's Cantina$175*25
201Taco Bueno$170*169
227Tijuana Flats$141*135
240Baja Fresh Mexican Grill$130*135
247Freebirds World Burrito$123*73
249Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill$12391
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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