Ranking The Top 50 Fast-Food Chains in America

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    rank company category 2018 us systemwide sales millions 2018 average sales per unit thousands 2018 franchiselicense units 2018 company units 2018 total units total change in units from 2017
    3 Subway* Sandwich 10,410.34 420.00 24,798 0 24,798 -1,110
    2 Starbucks* Snack 19,700.00 1,349.32 6,332 8,493 14,825 895
    1 McDonald's Burger 38,524.05 2,768.73 13,229 685 13,914 -122
    8 Dunkin' Snack 8,787.00 933.00 9,419 0 9,419 278
    11 Pizza Hut Pizza 5,500.00 878.00 7,432 24 7,456 -41
    7 Burger King* Burger 9,950.00 1,357.00 7,278 49 7,327 101
    6 Wendy's Burger 9,993.70 1,636.40 5,825 353 6,711 77
    4 Taco Bell Global 10,300.00 1,600.00 6,126 462 6,588 142
    9 Domino's* Pizza 6,600.00 1,123.00 5,486 390 5,876 258
    17 Dairy Queen Snack 3,650.00 1,204.58 4,404 2 4,406 -49
    16 Little Caesars* Pizza 3,800.00 874.00 3,700 562 4,262 -74
    14 KFC Chicken 4,400.00 1,210.00 4,019 55 4,074 -35
    13 Sonic Drive-In Burger 4,447.10 1,250.00 3,427 179 3,606 13
    21 Papa John's* Pizza 2,720.00 815.00 2,691 646 3,337 23
    15 Arby's Sandwich 3,886.90 1,177.00 2,197 1,132 3,329 46
    23 Jimmy John's* Sandwich 2,200.00 772.00 2,748 55 2,803 48
    47 Baskin-Robbins Snack 612.00 240.00 2,550 0 2,550 -10
    12 Chipotle Global 4,800.00 2,000.00 0 2,491 2,491 83
    5 Chick-fil-A* Chicken 10,000.00 4,166.67 2,400 0 2,400 175
    20 Popeyes* Chicken 3,325.00 1,415.00 2,327 41 2,368 148
    18 Jack in the Box Burger 3,466.13 1,553.00 2,100 137 2,237 -14
    19 Panda Express* Global 3,400.00 1,616.00 125 1,979 2,104 93
    10 Panera Bread* Sandwich 5,734.63 2,739.91 1,131 963 2,093 50
    24 Hardee's* Burger 2,120.00 1,131.00 1,745 119 1,864 16
    32 Jersey Mike's* Sandwich 1,148.49 769.00 1,412 82 1,494 151
    40 Papa Murphy's Pizza 795.58 568.00 1,331 106 1,437 -86
    26 Five Guys Burger 1,615.84 1,274.80 866 492 1,358 37
    48 Auntie Anne's Snack 558.24 538.18 1,282 13 1,295 -16
    30 Wingstop Chicken 1,261.03 1,139.00 1,095 29 1,252 225
    28 Carl's Jr.* Burger 1,425.00 1,239.00 1,106 50 1,156 -7
    39 Firehouse Subs Sandwich 810.95 711.66 1,078 37 1,115 40
    42 Church's Chicken* Chicken 750.00 714.00 811 165 1,086 -46
    25 Zaxby's* Chicken 1,850.00 2,060.00 757 141 898 21
    46 Marco's Pizza Pizza 621.77 721.99 844 39 883 16
    37 Checkers/Rally's Burger 824.64 972.42 628 254 882 6
    22 Whataburger Burger 2,416.00 2,928.50 126 699 825 4
    29 Bojangles' Chicken 1,296.21 1,741.06 440 319 759 -5
    36 Qdoba Global 835.00 1,132.00 354 389 743 17
    41 Tim Hortons* Sandwich 760.00 1,027.00 727 0 727 -11
    43 Moe's Global 734.56 1,021.64 714 5 719 14
    27 Culver's Burger 1,580.00 2,390.00 680 6 686 45
    33 Steak 'n' Shake* Burger 1,035.00 1,739.00 185 409 594 9
    38 Del Taco Global 817.77 1,508.29 258 322 580 16
    35 El Pollo Loco* Chicken 870.00 1,798.00 271 213 484 7
    49 Boston Market Chicken 557.77 1,259.00 19 435 454 7
    44 McAlister's Deli Sandwich 678.12 1,633.51 415 29 444 35
    31 Raising Cane's* Chicken 1,185.00 2,963.00 70 330 400 0
    50 White Castle* Burger 555.00 1,480.00 3 372 375 -5
    34 In-N-Out Burger* Burger 950.00 2,794.00 0 338 338 10
    45 Jason's Deli Sandwich 654.32 2,520.00 105 173 278 5

    *Includes figures estimated by QSR.