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The largest burger chains in the U.S.

These are the highest-grossing burger chains among Technomic's Top 250.
McDonald's burger and fries and drink
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The burger segment grew sales 4.1% in 2019, while unit growth was flat. 

RankChain name2019 U.S. sales ($000,000)Sales stimated2019 U.S. units
1McDonald's $40,413  13,846
5Burger King $10,204  7,346
7Wendy's $9,763  5,852
13Sonic Drive-In $4,687  3,526
24Jack in the Box $3,505  2,243
30Whataburger $2,556  830
35Hardee's $2,020 *1,820
38Culver's $1,795  732
40Five Guys Burgers and Fries $1,662  1,368
43Carl's Jr. $1,423 *1,095
50In-N-Out Burger $957 *351
51Steak 'n Shake $950 *576
71Shake Shack $623  173
76White Castle $580  371
84Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers $536  368
85Checkers Drive-In Restaurants $535 *584
91The Habit Burger Grill $500 *273
118Krystal Co. $344 *318
134Jack's $291 *176
139Rally's Hamburgers $275 *290
147Smashburger $266 *312
160A&W All-American Food $227  575
183Fuddruckers $185 *138
190Farmer Boys $180  93
211Wayback Burgers $160 *143
234BurgerFi $139  112

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

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