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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 NAMEsort ascending2011 U.S. SYSTEMWIDE SALES (MILLIONS)2011 U.S. AVERAGE SALES PER UNIT (THOUSANDS)NUMBER OF TOTAL UNITS IN 2011TOTAL CHANGE IN UNITS FROM 2010
    29Zaxby’s$840.0$1,597.254026
    36White Castle$631.7$1,250.3410-5
    24Whataburger$1,311.2$1,801.072811
    4Wendy’s*$8,500.0$1,456.06,59418
    46Tim Hortons$473.0$1,069.0714112
    6Taco Bell$7,000.0$1,284.05,67036
    2Subway*$11,400.0$469.024,722872
    30Steak ‘n Shake*$823.9$1,650.04914
    3Starbucks*1$9,750.0$1,140.010,821-310
    11Sonic Drive-In$3,692.8$1,037.03,561-11
    49Sbarro$420.0$690.0611-70
    26Quiznos*$921.6$345.02,503-334
    42Qdoba Mexican Grill$528.7$961.058358
    20Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen*$1,720.0$1,133.81,62758
    8Pizza Hut$5,500.0$875.07,60058
    33Papa Murphy’s$695.9$559.51,28342
    18Papa John’s$2,213.6$786.03,001130
    13Panera Bread$3,400.0$2,304.31,54188
    21Panda Express$1,570.8$1,157.01,42097
    1McDonald’s$34,172.0$2,500.014,09871
    35Long John Silver’s*$635.0$670.0932-32
    23Little Caesars*$1,480.0$465.03,518305
    50Krystal*$404.9$1,121.0357-7
    41Krispy Kreme*$531.7$2,290.02345
    9KFC$4,500.0$940.04,780-275
    27Jimmy John’s*$895.0$821.81,329199
    39Jason’s Deli$534.1$2,200.023312
    15Jack in the Box$2,946.3$1,331.02,22115
    44In-N-Out Burger*$498.5$1,925.026614
    19Hardee’s$2,100.0$1,100.01,9213
    25Five Guys Burgers & Fries$950.6$1,156.0918182
    38El Pollo Loco*$545.0$1,425.0394-18
    47Einstein Bros. Bagels$439.0$884.053440
    7Dunkin’ Donuts*$6,500.0$850.07,015115
    12Domino’s Pizza*$3,437.9$679.04,907-22
    37Del Taco$590.7$1,100.053210
    16Dairy Queen*$2,660.0$545.06,187-26
    32Culver’s$747.1$1,712.944420
    43CiCi’s Pizza$516.0$895.4573-21
    28Church’s Chicken$864.3$698.61,212-33
    17Chipotle Mexican Grill2$2,270.0$2,013.01,225150
    10Chick-fil-A$4,051.0$2,893.51,60669
    34Checkers/Rally’s$669.0$852.0780-18
    22Carl’s Jr.$1,500.0$1,400.01,11664
    48Captain D’s$433.3$832.0519-12
    5Burger King*$8,400.0$1,248.07,231-33
    40Boston Market$532.0$1,102.0481-10
    31Bojangles’$767.4$1,600.150621
    45Baskin-Robbins*$495.9$200.02,457-43
    14Arby’s$3,021.9$854.03,437-86
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