The biggest frozen dessert chains in the U.S.

Here are the largest chains that sell ice cream or frozen yogurt in the country based on their 2022 system sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.
Photograph courtesy Dairy Queen

Has ice cream gone cold in the restaurant world? Here are the largest frozen dessert restaurant chains in the country based on their 2022 domestic system sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2023 RankChain Name2022 US Sales ($000,000)2022 US Units
18Dairy Queen$4,5794,307
91Cold Stone Creamery$528*912
163Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Stores$242*295
224Andy's Frozen Custard$161127
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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