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    The QSR 50

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    QSR 50 RankCompanyChange in PositionCategory2016 U.S. Systemwide Sales (millions)2016 U.S. Average Sales Per Unit (thousands)sort ascendingNumber of Franchised Units in 2016Number of Company Units in 2016Total Units in 2016Total Change in Units from 2015
    8Chick-fil-A-Chicken7,973.504,407.101,7303722,102119
    23Whataburger1Burger2,181.352,706.0012268480615
    11Panera Bread-1Sandwich5,200.002,700.001,1349082,04270
    43Jason's Deli-1Sandwich646.592,609.001091552644
    1McDonald's*-Burger36,389.002,550.0013,0461,10914,155-104
    25Zaxby's*-Chicken1,891.982,318.6067713981691
    27Culver's-Burger1,301.382,252.20597860546
    36El Pollo Loco-1Chicken795.441,988.0025920146027
    44In-N-Out Burger*1Burger630.031,975.0003193196
    29Steak n Shake-Burger1,027.001,900.0015341556817
    14Chipotle-2Ethnic3,904.381,868.0002,1982,198227
    28Bojangles'-Chicken1,229.481,818.4340730971654
    46McAlister's Deli1Sandwich591.301,646.133553238726
    22Panda Express-Ethnic2,903.041,606.00951,7981,89391
    19Jack in the Box-Burger3,445.001,530.001,8384172,2556
    6Taco Bell-1Ethnic9,353.801,510.005,3998796,278157
    20Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen*-Chicken3,140.301,488.002,029552,08477
    4Wendy's2Burger9,510.001,454.806,2073306,53758
    38White Castle1Burger716.711,434.520384384-6
    42Boston Market*2Chicken659.161,426.7454574624
    5Burger King*-1Burger9,749.191,361.437,111507,16135
    37Del Taco-Ethnic738.081,359.003102415517
    12Sonic*1Burger4,504.141,284.003,2013563,55731
    16Dairy Queen1Snack3,621.001,268.054,51524,5176
    15Carl's Jr./Hardee's*-Burger3,761.001,249.002,7742373,01153
    34Qdoba Mexican Eats-Ethnic801.001,179.0033236769938
    40Moe's Southwest Grill3Ethnic688.041,142.53675568043
    2Starbucks*1-Snack14,795.401,123.255,2927,88013,172651
    17Arby's-1Sandwich3,600.001,117.002,3141,0443,35817
    32Checkers/Rally's1Burger837.361,114.8954130084112
    30Wingstop2Chicken943.301,113.0097721998153
    47Noodles & Company4Ethnic560.561,075.007545753244
    13KFC1Chicken4,483.301,060.003,9662014,167-103
    49Captain D's-1Seafood544.431,059.002272895163
    39Tim Hortons*-1Snack713.091,044.066830683-201
    26Five Guys-Burger1,382.011,038.249145071,421101
    10Domino's*1Pizza5,335.20993.334,9793925,371171
    7Dunkin' Donuts*-Snack8,200.00928.868,82808,828397
    21Papa John's-Pizza3,013.79875.852,7397023,44153
    24Jimmy John's-1Sandwich2,146.60841.702,584632,647242
    18Little Caesars*-Pizza3,523.25815.003,8095144,32365
    9Pizza Hut-Pizza5,751.40740.007,3713187,689-133
    35Church's Chicken-4Chicken800.27724.008382381,076-55
    33Jersey Mike's Subs*7Sandwich825.00695.031,134531,187139
    41Firehouse Subs-Sandwich683.53690.001,005321,03793
    50Jamba Juice*-Snack536.92639.957677283921
    31Papa Murphy's-1Pizza884.77592.961,3691681,57741
    48Auntie Anne's1Snack548.00493.801,284161,30048
    3Subway-Sandwich11,300.00422.5226,744026,744-359
    45Baskin-Robbins*1Snack603.60237.832,53802,5389

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