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