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

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