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The largest limited-service Asian and noodle chains in the U.S.

These mostly fast-casual Asian and noodle-focused concepts generated the most sales in 2021, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.
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Limited-service Asian and noodle chains continued recovering from the pandemic last year. Here are the largest such chains in the U.S., based on 2021 domestic system sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2022 RankChain Name2021 US Sales ($000,000)2021 US Units
16Panda Express$4,5782,316
83Noodles & Company$566448
155Sarku Japan$236*203
172Pei Wei$204*119
195L&L Hawaiian Barbecue$173209
202WaBa Grill$168191
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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