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