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