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 Name2011 U.S. Average Sales per Unit (thousands)2011 U.S. Systemwide Sales (millions)Number of Franchised Units in 2011Number of Company Units in 2011sort ascendingNumber of Total Units in 2011
Long John Silver’s*$670.0$635.09320932
Subway*$469.0$11,400.024,722024,722
Tim Hortons$1,069.0$473.07140714
Dunkin’ Donuts*$850.0$6,500.07,01507,015
Baskin-Robbins*$200.0$495.92,45702,457
Dairy Queen*$545.0$2,660.06,18436,187
Quiznos*$345.0$921.62,50032,503
Culver’s$1,712.9$747.14359444
CiCi’s Pizza$895.4$516.056211573
Jimmy John’s*$821.8$895.01,303261,329
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen*$1,133.8$1,720.01,587401,627
Papa Murphy’s$559.5$695.91,232511,283
Chick-fil-A$2,893.5$4,051.01,550561,606
Zaxby’s$1,597.2$840.045189540
Krispy Kreme*$2,290.0$531.714292234
Jason’s Deli$2,200.0$534.1102131233
Krystal*$1,121.0$404.9216141357
Five Guys Burgers & Fries$1,156.0$950.6756162918
El Pollo Loco*$1,425.0$545.0229165394
Bojangles’$1,600.1$767.4310196506
Qdoba Mexican Grill$961.0$528.7338245583
Church’s Chicken$698.6$864.39562561,212
In-N-Out Burger*$1,925.0$498.50266266
Captain D’s$832.0$433.3244275519
Del Taco$1,100.0$590.7245287532
Checkers/Rally’s$852.0$669.0485295780
Domino’s Pizza*$679.0$3,437.94,5133944,907
White Castle$1,250.3$631.70410410
Steak ‘n Shake*$1,650.0$823.978413491
Carl’s Jr.$1,400.0$1,500.06934231,116
Sbarro$690.0$420.0185426611
Einstein Bros. Bagels$884.0$439.094440534
Sonic Drive-In$1,037.0$3,692.83,1154463,561
KFC$940.0$4,500.04,3214594,780
Hardee’s$1,100.0$2,100.01,4524691,921
Pizza Hut$875.0$5,500.07,1214797,600
Boston Market$1,102.0$532.00481481
Little Caesars*$465.0$1,480.02,9885303,518
Papa John’s$786.0$2,213.62,4035983,001
Whataburger$1,801.0$1,311.2117611728
Jack in the Box$1,331.0$2,946.31,5926292,221
Panera Bread$2,304.3$3,400.08017401,541
Burger King*$1,248.0$8,400.06,3958367,231
Arby’s$854.0$3,021.92,3081,1293,437
Taco Bell$1,284.0$7,000.04,4691,2015,670
Chipotle Mexican Grill2$2,013.0$2,270.001,2251,225
Panda Express$1,157.0$1,570.8371,3831,420
Wendy’s*$1,456.0$8,500.05,1771,4176,594
McDonald’s$2,500.0$34,172.012,5461,55214,098
Starbucks*1$1,140.0$9,750.04,1186,70310,821