The QSR 50

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    QSR 50 Rank Company Change in Position Category 2016 U.S. Systemwide Sales (millions) 2016 U.S. Average Sales Per Unit (thousands) Number of Franchised Units in 2016 Number of Company Units in 2016 Total Units in 2016 Total Change in Units from 2015
    8 Chick-fil-A - Chicken 7,973.50 4,407.10 1,730 372 2,102 119
    23 Whataburger 1 Burger 2,181.35 2,706.00 122 684 806 15
    11 Panera Bread -1 Sandwich 5,200.00 2,700.00 1,134 908 2,042 70
    43 Jason's Deli -1 Sandwich 646.59 2,609.00 109 155 264 4
    1 McDonald's* - Burger 36,389.00 2,550.00 13,046 1,109 14,155 -104
    25 Zaxby's* - Chicken 1,891.98 2,318.60 677 139 816 91
    27 Culver's - Burger 1,301.38 2,252.20 597 8 605 46
    36 El Pollo Loco -1 Chicken 795.44 1,988.00 259 201 460 27
    44 In-N-Out Burger* 1 Burger 630.03 1,975.00 0 319 319 6
    29 Steak n Shake - Burger 1,027.00 1,900.00 153 415 568 17
    14 Chipotle -2 Ethnic 3,904.38 1,868.00 0 2,198 2,198 227
    28 Bojangles' - Chicken 1,229.48 1,818.43 407 309 716 54
    46 McAlister's Deli 1 Sandwich 591.30 1,646.13 355 32 387 26
    22 Panda Express - Ethnic 2,903.04 1,606.00 95 1,798 1,893 91
    19 Jack in the Box - Burger 3,445.00 1,530.00 1,838 417 2,255 6
    6 Taco Bell -1 Ethnic 9,353.80 1,510.00 5,399 879 6,278 157
    20 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen* - Chicken 3,140.30 1,488.00 2,029 55 2,084 77
    4 Wendy's 2 Burger 9,510.00 1,454.80 6,207 330 6,537 58
    38 White Castle 1 Burger 716.71 1,434.52 0 384 384 -6
    42 Boston Market* 2 Chicken 659.16 1,426.74 5 457 462 4
    5 Burger King* -1 Burger 9,749.19 1,361.43 7,111 50 7,161 35
    37 Del Taco - Ethnic 738.08 1,359.00 310 241 551 7
    12 Sonic* 1 Burger 4,504.14 1,284.00 3,201 356 3,557 31
    16 Dairy Queen 1 Snack 3,621.00 1,268.05 4,515 2 4,517 6
    15 Carl's Jr./Hardee's* - Burger 3,761.00 1,249.00 2,774 237 3,011 53
    34 Qdoba Mexican Eats - Ethnic 801.00 1,179.00 332 367 699 38
    40 Moe's Southwest Grill 3 Ethnic 688.04 1,142.53 675 5 680 43
    2 Starbucks*1 - Snack 14,795.40 1,123.25 5,292 7,880 13,172 651
    17 Arby's -1 Sandwich 3,600.00 1,117.00 2,314 1,044 3,358 17
    32 Checkers/Rally's 1 Burger 837.36 1,114.89 541 300 841 12
    30 Wingstop 2 Chicken 943.30 1,113.00 977 21 998 153
    47 Noodles & Company 4 Ethnic 560.56 1,075.00 75 457 532 44
    13 KFC 1 Chicken 4,483.30 1,060.00 3,966 201 4,167 -103
    49 Captain D's -1 Seafood 544.43 1,059.00 227 289 516 3
    39 Tim Hortons* -1 Snack 713.09 1,044.06 683 0 683 -201
    26 Five Guys - Burger 1,382.01 1,038.24 914 507 1,421 101
    10 Domino's* 1 Pizza 5,335.20 993.33 4,979 392 5,371 171
    7 Dunkin' Donuts* - Snack 8,200.00 928.86 8,828 0 8,828 397
    21 Papa John's - Pizza 3,013.79 875.85 2,739 702 3,441 53
    24 Jimmy John's -1 Sandwich 2,146.60 841.70 2,584 63 2,647 242
    18 Little Caesars* - Pizza 3,523.25 815.00 3,809 514 4,323 65
    9 Pizza Hut - Pizza 5,751.40 740.00 7,371 318 7,689 -133
    35 Church's Chicken -4 Chicken 800.27 724.00 838 238 1,076 -55
    33 Jersey Mike's Subs* 7 Sandwich 825.00 695.03 1,134 53 1,187 139
    41 Firehouse Subs - Sandwich 683.53 690.00 1,005 32 1,037 93
    50 Jamba Juice* - Snack 536.92 639.95 767 72 839 21
    31 Papa Murphy's -1 Pizza 884.77 592.96 1,369 168 1,577 41
    48 Auntie Anne's 1 Snack 548.00 493.80 1,284 16 1,300 48
    3 Subway - Sandwich 11,300.00 422.52 26,744 0 26,744 -359
    45 Baskin-Robbins* 1 Snack 603.60 237.83 2,538 0 2,538 9

    *Includes figures estimated by QSR. 1Franchise figures include licensed locations