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The largest burger chains in the U.S. in 2021

These are the largest quick-service and fast-casual burger chains last year, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.
Top 500 burger chains
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Burger chains remained popular among consumers last year. Here's a look at the chains that had the most sales in 2021, according to the Techomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2022 RankChain Name2021 US Sales ($000,000)2021 US Units
1McDonald's$45,96113,438
5Wendy's$11,1115,938
7Burger King$10,0337,105
11Sonic Drive-In$5,8353,552
22Jack in the Box$4,1552,218
27Whataburger$3,090873
30Culver's$2,489836
41Five Guys$2,0931,390
42Hardee's$2,074*1,712
43In-N-Out Burger$1,651*373
44Carl's Jr.$1,530*1,054
60Steak 'n Shake$830*497
65Shake Shack$766243
66Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers$759420
74Checkers$636*580
75White Castle$626353
80The Habit Burger Grill$577307
86Jack's Family Restaurants$520*210
122Rally's$319*315
127Krystal Company$307*290
149A&W All American Food$252525
150Smashburger$248245
157Farmer Boys$23199
187Wayback Burgers$185*147
203BurgerFi$166118
206Cook-Out Restaurant$160*308
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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