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