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These are the largest sandwich chains in the U.S.

Here are the biggest sandwich concepts in the country based on 2021 U.S. system sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.
Largest sandwich chains
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The sandwich market continued to change, though Subway remained on top once again. Its competitors continued to gain share, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2022 RankChain Name2021 US Sales ($000,000)2021 US Units
8Subway$9,397*21,147
12Panera Bread$5,7252,121
18Arby's$4,4623,409
35Jimmy John's$2,3012,657
39Jersey Mike's Subs$2,2032,100
50Firehouse Subs$1,0441,164
58McAlister's Deli$870506
85Portillo's$53569
87Jason's Deli$516247
90Charleys Philly Steaks$493589
98Potbelly Sandwich Shop$421443
99Einstein Bros. Bagels$420690
114Wienerschnitzel$360*328
121Schlotzsky's$332323
130HoneyBaked Ham Co.$299*409
131Fazoli's$298217
144Penn Station East Coast Subs$258312
154Corner Bakery$237*161
168Newk's Eatery$209*101
176Pret A Manger$193*81
182Au Bon Pain$188*123
184Zoes Kitchen$187*114
192Paris Baguette$174*96
204La Madeleine$16688
209Great Harvest Bakery Cafe$158*176
216Bruegger's Bagels$147190
223Which Wich$141*270
236Runza$13287
243Mendocino Farms$130*42
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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