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