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    The QSR 50 Unit Breakdown

  • The top quick-service brands by unit count.

    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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    COMPANY/CHAIN NAME2011 U.S. AVERAGE SALES PER UNIT (THOUSANDS)sort ascending2011 U.S. SYSTEMWIDE SALES (MILLIONS)NUMBER OF FRANCHISED UNITS IN 2011NUMBER OF COMPANY UNITS IN 2011NUMBER OF TOTAL UNITS IN 2011
    Chick-fil-A$2,893.5$4,051.01,550561,606
    McDonald’s$2,500.0$34,172.012,5461,55214,098
    Panera Bread$2,304.3$3,400.08017401,541
    Krispy Kreme*$2,290.0$531.714292234
    Jason’s Deli$2,200.0$534.1102131233
    Chipotle Mexican Grill2$2,013.0$2,270.001,2251,225
    In-N-Out Burger*$1,925.0$498.50266266
    Whataburger$1,801.0$1,311.2117611728
    Culver’s$1,712.9$747.14359444
    Steak ‘n Shake*$1,650.0$823.978413491
    Bojangles’$1,600.1$767.4310196506
    Zaxby’s$1,597.2$840.045189540
    Wendy’s*$1,456.0$8,500.05,1771,4176,594
    El Pollo Loco*$1,425.0$545.0229165394
    Carl’s Jr.$1,400.0$1,500.06934231,116
    Jack in the Box$1,331.0$2,946.31,5926292,221
    Taco Bell$1,284.0$7,000.04,4691,2015,670
    White Castle$1,250.3$631.70410410
    Burger King*$1,248.0$8,400.06,3958367,231
    Panda Express$1,157.0$1,570.8371,3831,420
    Five Guys Burgers & Fries$1,156.0$950.6756162918
    Starbucks*1$1,140.0$9,750.04,1186,70310,821
    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen*$1,133.8$1,720.01,587401,627
    Krystal*$1,121.0$404.9216141357
    Boston Market$1,102.0$532.00481481
    Del Taco$1,100.0$590.7245287532
    Hardee’s$1,100.0$2,100.01,4524691,921
    Tim Hortons$1,069.0$473.07140714
    Sonic Drive-In$1,037.0$3,692.83,1154463,561
    Qdoba Mexican Grill$961.0$528.7338245583
    KFC$940.0$4,500.04,3214594,780
    CiCi’s Pizza$895.4$516.056211573
    Einstein Bros. Bagels$884.0$439.094440534
    Pizza Hut$875.0$5,500.07,1214797,600
    Arby’s$854.0$3,021.92,3081,1293,437
    Checkers/Rally’s$852.0$669.0485295780
    Dunkin’ Donuts*$850.0$6,500.07,01507,015
    Captain D’s$832.0$433.3244275519
    Jimmy John’s*$821.8$895.01,303261,329
    Papa John’s$786.0$2,213.62,4035983,001
    Church’s Chicken$698.6$864.39562561,212
    Sbarro$690.0$420.0185426611
    Domino’s Pizza*$679.0$3,437.94,5133944,907
    Long John Silver’s*$670.0$635.09320932
    Papa Murphy’s$559.5$695.91,232511,283
    Dairy Queen*$545.0$2,660.06,18436,187
    Subway*$469.0$11,400.024,722024,722
    Little Caesars*$465.0$1,480.02,9885303,518
    Quiznos*$345.0$921.62,50032,503
    Baskin-Robbins*$200.0$495.92,45702,457
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