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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)sort descending2011 U.S. AVERAGE SALES PER UNIT (THOUSANDS)NUMBER OF TOTAL UNITS IN 2011TOTAL CHANGE IN UNITS FROM 2010
    50Krystal*$404.9$1,121.0357-7
    49Sbarro$420.0$690.0611-70
    48Captain D’s$433.3$832.0519-12
    47Einstein Bros. Bagels$439.0$884.053440
    46Tim Hortons$473.0$1,069.0714112
    45Baskin-Robbins*$495.9$200.02,457-43
    44In-N-Out Burger*$498.5$1,925.026614
    43CiCi’s Pizza$516.0$895.4573-21
    42Qdoba Mexican Grill$528.7$961.058358
    41Krispy Kreme*$531.7$2,290.02345
    40Boston Market$532.0$1,102.0481-10
    39Jason’s Deli$534.1$2,200.023312
    38El Pollo Loco*$545.0$1,425.0394-18
    37Del Taco$590.7$1,100.053210
    36White Castle$631.7$1,250.3410-5
    35Long John Silver’s*$635.0$670.0932-32
    34Checkers/Rally’s$669.0$852.0780-18
    33Papa Murphy’s$695.9$559.51,28342
    32Culver’s$747.1$1,712.944420
    31Bojangles’$767.4$1,600.150621
    30Steak ‘n Shake*$823.9$1,650.04914
    29Zaxby’s$840.0$1,597.254026
    28Church’s Chicken$864.3$698.61,212-33
    27Jimmy John’s*$895.0$821.81,329199
    26Quiznos*$921.6$345.02,503-334
    25Five Guys Burgers & Fries$950.6$1,156.0918182
    24Whataburger$1,311.2$1,801.072811
    23Little Caesars*$1,480.0$465.03,518305
    22Carl’s Jr.$1,500.0$1,400.01,11664
    21Panda Express$1,570.8$1,157.01,42097
    20Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen*$1,720.0$1,133.81,62758
    19Hardee’s$2,100.0$1,100.01,9213
    18Papa John’s$2,213.6$786.03,001130
    17Chipotle Mexican Grill2$2,270.0$2,013.01,225150
    16Dairy Queen*$2,660.0$545.06,187-26
    15Jack in the Box$2,946.3$1,331.02,22115
    14Arby’s$3,021.9$854.03,437-86
    13Panera Bread$3,400.0$2,304.31,54188
    12Domino’s Pizza*$3,437.9$679.04,907-22
    11Sonic Drive-In$3,692.8$1,037.03,561-11
    10Chick-fil-A$4,051.0$2,893.51,60669
    9KFC$4,500.0$940.04,780-275
    8Pizza Hut$5,500.0$875.07,60058
    7Dunkin’ Donuts*$6,500.0$850.07,015115
    6Taco Bell$7,000.0$1,284.05,67036
    5Burger King*$8,400.0$1,248.07,231-33
    4Wendy’s*$8,500.0$1,456.06,59418
    3Starbucks*1$9,750.0$1,140.010,821-310
    2Subway*$11,400.0$469.024,722872
    1McDonald’s$34,172.0$2,500.014,09871
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