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    The QSR 50

  • These 50 brands are setting the pace in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries.

    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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    QSR 50 RankCOMPANY/CHAIN NAME2011 U.S. SYSTEMWIDE SALES (MILLIONS)2011 U.S. AVERAGE SALES PER UNIT (THOUSANDS)sort descendingNUMBER OF TOTAL UNITS IN 2011TOTAL CHANGE IN UNITS FROM 2010
    45Baskin-Robbins*$495.9$200.02,457-43
    26Quiznos*$921.6$345.02,503-334
    23Little Caesars*$1,480.0$465.03,518305
    2Subway*$11,400.0$469.024,722872
    16Dairy Queen*$2,660.0$545.06,187-26
    33Papa Murphy’s$695.9$559.51,28342
    35Long John Silver’s*$635.0$670.0932-32
    12Domino’s Pizza*$3,437.9$679.04,907-22
    49Sbarro$420.0$690.0611-70
    28Church’s Chicken$864.3$698.61,212-33
    18Papa John’s$2,213.6$786.03,001130
    27Jimmy John’s*$895.0$821.81,329199
    48Captain D’s$433.3$832.0519-12
    7Dunkin’ Donuts*$6,500.0$850.07,015115
    34Checkers/Rally’s$669.0$852.0780-18
    14Arby’s$3,021.9$854.03,437-86
    8Pizza Hut$5,500.0$875.07,60058
    47Einstein Bros. Bagels$439.0$884.053440
    43CiCi’s Pizza$516.0$895.4573-21
    9KFC$4,500.0$940.04,780-275
    42Qdoba Mexican Grill$528.7$961.058358
    11Sonic Drive-In$3,692.8$1,037.03,561-11
    46Tim Hortons$473.0$1,069.0714112
    19Hardee’s$2,100.0$1,100.01,9213
    37Del Taco$590.7$1,100.053210
    40Boston Market$532.0$1,102.0481-10
    50Krystal*$404.9$1,121.0357-7
    20Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen*$1,720.0$1,133.81,62758
    3Starbucks*1$9,750.0$1,140.010,821-310
    25Five Guys Burgers & Fries$950.6$1,156.0918182
    21Panda Express$1,570.8$1,157.01,42097
    5Burger King*$8,400.0$1,248.07,231-33
    36White Castle$631.7$1,250.3410-5
    6Taco Bell$7,000.0$1,284.05,67036
    15Jack in the Box$2,946.3$1,331.02,22115
    22Carl’s Jr.$1,500.0$1,400.01,11664
    38El Pollo Loco*$545.0$1,425.0394-18
    4Wendy’s*$8,500.0$1,456.06,59418
    29Zaxby’s$840.0$1,597.254026
    31Bojangles’$767.4$1,600.150621
    30Steak ‘n Shake*$823.9$1,650.04914
    32Culver’s$747.1$1,712.944420
    24Whataburger$1,311.2$1,801.072811
    44In-N-Out Burger*$498.5$1,925.026614
    17Chipotle Mexican Grill2$2,270.0$2,013.01,225150
    39Jason’s Deli$534.1$2,200.023312
    41Krispy Kreme*$531.7$2,290.02345
    13Panera Bread$3,400.0$2,304.31,54188
    1McDonald’s$34,172.0$2,500.014,09871
    10Chick-fil-A$4,051.0$2,893.51,60669
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