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