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The largest burger chains in the U.S. in 2022

These are the largest quick-service and fast-casual hamburger chains in 2022, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.
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Burger chains continue to be popular with U.S. consumers and 2022 was no exception. Here are the largest limited-service burger concepts in the country, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2023 RankChain Name2022 US Sales ($000,000)2022 US Units
1McDonald's$48,73413,444
5Wendy's$11,6945,994
7Burger King$10,2787,042
12Sonic Drive-In$5,4993,546
23Jack in the Box$4,1112,181
27Whataburger$3,340925
30Culver's$2,830893
41Five Guys$2,2041,409
42Hardee's$1,989*1,707
43In-N-Out Burger$1,823*385
46Carl's Jr.$1,483*1,068
59Shake Shack$925287
65Steak 'n Shake$842*479
66Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers$808456
79Habit Burger Grill, The$661338
80White Castle$661343
84Checkers$619*534
101Jack's Family Restaurants$484*230
125Krystal Company$353*287
134Rally's$332*293
154Smashburger$262217
157A&W All American Food$256*489
160Farmer Boys$254102
206Wayback Burgers$181*160
207Cook-Out Restaurant$180*329
223BurgerFi$161114
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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