Special Report | August 2011 | By Sam Oches

Top 50 Sorted by Company

The top quick-serve and fast-casual brands in the nation.

The QSR 50 highlights the top fast food companies in the nation.
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The much-anticipated annual QSR 50 ranking is here, and at the top of this year’s list is hamburger heavy weight McDonald’s with more than $32 billion in systemwide sales in the U.S. during fiscal 2010.

For in-depth analysis on all 50 brands on this year’s list, click the Profiles link in the yellow box above.

The main chart below allows you to customize the QSR 50 to your data-mining needs. Click the top of each column to sort. Then explore the industry by segments using the yellow navigation box above.


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QSR 50 Rank Company Segment 2010 U.S. Systemwide Sales (millions) 2010 U.S. Average Sales per Unit (thousands) Total Units in 2010 Total Change in Units from 2009
14 Arby’s sandwich $3,010.0 $838.0 3,649 -69
37 Baskin Robbins* snack $565.0 $220.0 2,600 55
31 Bojangles’ chicken $712.8 $1,573.3 484 27
41 Boston Market* chicken $513.0 $1,015.0 491 -29
3 Burger King*2 burger $8,600.0 $1,230.0 7,253 3
47 Captain D’s seafood $436.2 $819.0 531 -4
23 Carl’s Jr.* burger $1,310.0 $1,375.0 1,097 11
34 Checkers/Rally’s burger $658.7 $830.4 804 -16
11 Chick-fil-A chicken $3,582.5 $2,694.4 1,537 57
18 Chipotle mexican $1,840.0 $1,800.0 1,084 129
26 Church’s Chicken chicken $872.7 $695.0 1,250 24
39 CiCi’s Pizza* pizza/pasta $545.0 $906.0 594 -31
49 Cold Stone Creamery snack $385.7 $344.0 1,122 76
33 Culver’s burger $689.1 $1,641.2 424 11
16 Dairy Queen* burger $2,660.0 $540.0 4,514 -25
36 Del Taco mexican $579.0 $1,100.0 522 6
12 Domino’s Pizza* pizza/pasta $3,305.6 $657.0 4,929 2
7 Dunkin' Donuts* snack $6,000.0 $839.0 6,772 206
48 Einstein Bros. Bagels* sandwich $400.4 $988.0 583 51
38 El Pollo Loco chicken $557.0 $1,400.0 412 -3
30 Five Guys Burgers & Fries burger $716.0 $1,139.0 736 195
19 Hardee’s* burger $1,695.00 $1,054.0 1,692 -64
45 In-N-Out Burger* burger $472.5 $1,925.0 252 13
15 Jack in the Box burger $2,934.8 $1,322.0 2,206 -6
42 Jason’s Deli sandwich $503.2 $2,226.6 226 11
29 Jimmy John’s* sandwich $735.0 $753.0 1,131 162
9 KFC chicken $4,700.0 $933.0 5,055 -107
50 Krystal* burger $377.3 $1,036.0 364 -20
24 Little Caesars* pizza/pasta $1,253.0 $460.0 2,800 152
32 Long John Silver’s* seafood $700.0 $655.0 964 -25
1 McDonald’s burger $32,395.0 $2,400.0 14,027 47
22 Panda Express asian $1,404.5 $1,093.5 1,336 62
13 Panera Bread sandwich $3,100.0 $2,200.0 1,453 73
35 Papa Murphy’s pizza/pasta $648.8 $538.5 1,255 84
17 Papa John’s pizza/pasta $2,081.8 $863.0 2871 90
8 Pizza Hut pizza/pasta $5,400.0 $855.0 7,542 -24
20 Popeyes* chicken $1,635.0 $1,053.0 1,580 34
44 Qdoba mexican $480.8 $883.0 525 15
21 Quiznos* sandwich $1,430.0 $420.0 3,103 -600
43 Sbarro* pizza/pasta $501.5 $623.0 778 -7
10 Sonic burger $3,619.9 $1,023.0 3,572 28
5 Starbucks* snack $7,560.0 $1,060.0 11,131 0
27 Steak N Shake* burger $786.6 $1,590.0 487 2
2 Subway* sandwich $10,600.0 $452.0 23,850 816
6 Taco Bell mexican $6,900.0 $1,288.0 5,634 30
46 Tim Hortons1 snack $439.2 $978.0 602 39
4 Wendy’s* burger $8,340.0 $1,418.0 6,576 35
25 Whataburger burger $1,225.7 $1,709.0 717 15
40 White Castle* burger $542.1 $1,300.0 416 -2
28 Zaxby’s chicken $777.6 $1,548.0 514 22

*Includes figures estimated by Technomic, Inc.

1. Systemwide sales from franchised units only

2. Total change in units calculated from data reported in 2010 QSR 50