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

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