The 2017 Growth 40 - Large Markets


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DMA2016 Population2021 Population ProjectedProjected Population Percent ChangeTotal Restaurants Open*QSRs open*Total Restaurants per 100,000 population*QSRs per 100,000 Population*Forecasted QSR Traffic Growth 2016–2021scoresort ascending
Phoenix, AZ5,315,6505,657,8746.4%9,1405,302171.9593.716%9
Washington, DC6,780,3827,271,5877.2%12,8746,882189.8794.643%5
Atlanta, GA6,837,8627,196,5875.2%13,3237,168194.8499.604%3
Boston, MA6,627,2436,902,5234.2%14,1217,424213.08107.5510%2
Los Angeles, CA18,299,46919,061,2924.2%37,38521,059204.30110.4812%1
Houston, TX6,858,6747,636,82911.3%13,1127,543191.1798.778%1
Philadelphia, PA8,021,1388,151,7961.6%16,2718,572202.85105.151%-2
Chicago, IL9,767,3059,931,2611.7%19,53410,915199.99109.915%-3
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA7,453,8048,007,8887.4%16,7818,512225.13106.303%-7
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX7,628,5228,220,1657.8%14,9659,173196.17111.595%-10

*As of March 31, 2016

METHODOLOGY: Market size is based on population, wherein each size designation makes up roughly a third of the total U.S. population. The Score is a proprietary metric from The NPD Group that is the measure of market opportunity. It takes into account the quick-service restaurant density in a market, as well as the difference between traffic and population growth. A high score could be driven by a large difference between population and traffic growth and/or a low quick-service restaurant density.


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