Special Report | August 2011 | By Sam Oches

Top 50 Sorted by Segment

The top quick-serve and fast-casual segments 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
22 Panda Express asian $1,404.5 $1,093.5 1,336 62
3 Burger King*2 burger $8,600.0 $1,230.0 7,253 3
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
33 Culver’s burger $689.1 $1,641.2 424 11
16 Dairy Queen* burger $2,660.0 $540.0 4,514 -25
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
50 Krystal* burger $377.3 $1,036.0 364 -20
1 McDonald’s burger $32,395.0 $2,400.0 14,027 47
10 Sonic burger $3,619.9 $1,023.0 3,572 28
27 Steak N Shake* burger $786.6 $1,590.0 487 2
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
31 Bojangles’ chicken $712.8 $1,573.3 484 27
41 Boston Market* chicken $513.0 $1,015.0 491 -29
11 Chick-fil-A chicken $3,582.5 $2,694.4 1,537 57
26 Church’s Chicken chicken $872.7 $695.0 1,250 24
38 El Pollo Loco chicken $557.0 $1,400.0 412 -3
9 KFC chicken $4,700.0 $933.0 5,055 -107
20 Popeyes* chicken $1,635.0 $1,053.0 1,580 34
28 Zaxby’s chicken $777.6 $1,548.0 514 22
18 Chipotle mexican $1,840.0 $1,800.0 1,084 129
36 Del Taco mexican $579.0 $1,100.0 522 6
44 Qdoba mexican $480.8 $883.0 525 15
6 Taco Bell mexican $6,900.0 $1,288.0 5,634 30
39 CiCi’s Pizza* pizza/pasta $545.0 $906.0 594 -31
12 Domino’s Pizza* pizza/pasta $3,305.6 $657.0 4,929 2
24 Little Caesars* pizza/pasta $1,253.0 $460.0 2,800 152
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
43 Sbarro* pizza/pasta $501.5 $623.0 778 -7
14 Arby’s sandwich $3,010.0 $838.0 3,649 -69
48 Einstein Bros. Bagels* sandwich $400.4 $988.0 583 51
42 Jason’s Deli sandwich $503.2 $2,226.6 226 11
29 Jimmy John’s* sandwich $735.0 $753.0 1,131 162
13 Panera Bread sandwich $3,100.0 $2,200.0 1,453 73
21 Quiznos* sandwich $1,430.0 $420.0 3,103 -600
2 Subway* sandwich $10,600.0 $452.0 23,850 816
47 Captain D’s seafood $436.2 $819.0 531 -4
32 Long John Silver’s* seafood $700.0 $655.0 964 -25
37 Baskin Robbins* snack $565.0 $220.0 2,600 55
49 Cold Stone Creamery snack $385.7 $344.0 1,122 76
7 Dunkin' Donuts* snack $6,000.0 $839.0 6,772 206
5 Starbucks* snack $7,560.0 $1,060.0 11,131 0
46 Tim Hortons1 snack $439.2 $978.0 602 39

*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