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The biggest Mexican restaurant chains in the U.S. last year

Here are the largest Mexican chains in the country based on their 2022 U.S. system sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.
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Mexican chains continue to thrive in the U.S. Here are the largest such chains based on their 2022 U.S. system sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2023 RankChain Name2022 US Sales ($000,000)2022 US Units
4Taco Bell$13,8507,198
10Chipotle Mexican Grill$8,5583,129
57Del Taco$957591
60Qdoba Mexican Eats$920*733
73Moe's Southwest Grill$705637
110Torchy's Tacos$428*109
111Taco John's$424367
112Chuy's$42298
133Cafe Rio Mexican Grill$338*155
143On The Border$301124
152Taco Cabana$268*144
161Uncle Julio's$250*37
166Fuzzy's Taco Shop$234*137
176Rubio's$219155
209Lupe Tortilla$178*29
210Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill$17891
219Taco Bueno$165*139
221Tijuana Flats$164*125
239Pappasito's Cantina$144*25
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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