Special Report | August 2012

The QSR 50 Unit Breakdown

The top quick-service brands by unit count.

The top quick service brands by unit count.
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How high did Five Guys climb? What newcomers are shaking up the ranks? And can anybody beat McDonald’s? Find all of the industry answers you need in this year’s QSR 50, the most important report you'll read all year.

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Company/Chain Namesort ascending2011 U.S. Average Sales per Unit (thousands)2011 U.S. Systemwide Sales (millions)Number of Franchised Units in 2011Number of Company Units in 2011Number of Total Units in 2011
Arby’s$854.0$3,021.92,3081,1293,437
Baskin-Robbins*$200.0$495.92,45702,457
Bojangles’$1,600.1$767.4310196506
Boston Market$1,102.0$532.00481481
Burger King*$1,248.0$8,400.06,3958367,231
Captain D’s$832.0$433.3244275519
Carl’s Jr.$1,400.0$1,500.06934231,116
Checkers/Rally’s$852.0$669.0485295780
Chick-fil-A$2,893.5$4,051.01,550561,606
Chipotle Mexican Grill2$2,013.0$2,270.001,2251,225
Church’s Chicken$698.6$864.39562561,212
CiCi’s Pizza$895.4$516.056211573
Culver’s$1,712.9$747.14359444
Dairy Queen*$545.0$2,660.06,18436,187
Del Taco$1,100.0$590.7245287532
Domino’s Pizza*$679.0$3,437.94,5133944,907
Dunkin’ Donuts*$850.0$6,500.07,01507,015
Einstein Bros. Bagels$884.0$439.094440534
El Pollo Loco*$1,425.0$545.0229165394
Five Guys Burgers & Fries$1,156.0$950.6756162918
Hardee’s$1,100.0$2,100.01,4524691,921
In-N-Out Burger*$1,925.0$498.50266266
Jack in the Box$1,331.0$2,946.31,5926292,221
Jason’s Deli$2,200.0$534.1102131233
Jimmy John’s*$821.8$895.01,303261,329
KFC$940.0$4,500.04,3214594,780
Krispy Kreme*$2,290.0$531.714292234
Krystal*$1,121.0$404.9216141357
Little Caesars*$465.0$1,480.02,9885303,518
Long John Silver’s*$670.0$635.09320932
McDonald’s$2,500.0$34,172.012,5461,55214,098
Panda Express$1,157.0$1,570.8371,3831,420
Panera Bread$2,304.3$3,400.08017401,541
Papa John’s$786.0$2,213.62,4035983,001
Papa Murphy’s$559.5$695.91,232511,283
Pizza Hut$875.0$5,500.07,1214797,600
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen*$1,133.8$1,720.01,587401,627
Qdoba Mexican Grill$961.0$528.7338245583
Quiznos*$345.0$921.62,50032,503
Sbarro$690.0$420.0185426611
Sonic Drive-In$1,037.0$3,692.83,1154463,561
Starbucks*1$1,140.0$9,750.04,1186,70310,821
Steak ‘n Shake*$1,650.0$823.978413491
Subway*$469.0$11,400.024,722024,722
Taco Bell$1,284.0$7,000.04,4691,2015,670
Tim Hortons$1,069.0$473.07140714
Wendy’s*$1,456.0$8,500.05,1771,4176,594
Whataburger$1,801.0$1,311.2117611728
White Castle$1,250.3$631.70410410
Zaxby’s$1,597.2$840.045189540