The QSR 50 Burger Segment

    The top burger brands in quick service.

    How high did Five Guys climb? What newcomers are shaking up the ranks? And can anybody beat McDonald’s? Find all of the industry answers you need in this year’s QSR 50, the most important report you'll read all year.

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    Segment Rank COMPANY/CHAIN NAME 2011 U.S. SYSTEMWIDE SALES (MILLIONS) 2011 U.S. AVERAGE SALES PER UNIT (THOUSANDS) NUMBER OF TOTAL UNITS IN 2011 TOTAL CHANGE IN UNITS FROM 2010
    3 Burger King* $8,400.0 $1,248.0 7,231 -33
    6 Dairy Queen* $2,660.0 $545.0 6,187 -26
    13 Checkers/Rally’s $669.0 $852.0 780 -18
    4 Sonic Drive-In $3,692.8 $1,037.0 3,561 -11
    16 Krystal* $404.9 $1,121.0 357 -7
    14 White Castle $631.7 $1,250.3 410 -5
    7 Hardee’s $2,100.0 $1,100.0 1,921 3
    11 Steak ‘n Shake* $823.9 $1,650.0 491 4
    9 Whataburger $1,311.2 $1,801.0 728 11
    15 In-N-Out Burger* $498.5 $1,925.0 266 14
    5 Jack in the Box $2,946.3 $1,331.0 2,221 15
    2 Wendy’s* $8,500.0 $1,456.0 6,594 18
    12 Culver’s $747.1 $1,712.9 444 20
    8 Carl’s Jr. $1,500.0 $1,400.0 1,116 64
    1 McDonald’s $34,172.0 $2,500.0 14,098 71
    10 Five Guys Burgers & Fries $950.6 $1,156.0 918 182