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 Rank COMPANY/CHAIN NAME 2011 U.S. SYSTEMWIDE SALES (MILLIONS) 2011 U.S. AVERAGE SALES PER UNIT (THOUSANDS) NUMBER OF TOTAL UNITS IN 2011 TOTAL CHANGE IN UNITS FROM 2010
    26 Quiznos* $921.6 $345.0 2,503 -334
    3 Starbucks*<sup>1</sup> $9,750.0 $1,140.0 10,821 -310
    9 KFC $4,500.0 $940.0 4,780 -275
    14 Arby’s $3,021.9 $854.0 3,437 -86
    49 Sbarro $420.0 $690.0 611 -70
    45 Baskin-Robbins* $495.9 $200.0 2,457 -43
    5 Burger King* $8,400.0 $1,248.0 7,231 -33
    28 Church’s Chicken $864.3 $698.6 1,212 -33
    35 Long John Silver’s* $635.0 $670.0 932 -32
    16 Dairy Queen* $2,660.0 $545.0 6,187 -26
    12 Domino’s Pizza* $3,437.9 $679.0 4,907 -22
    43 CiCi’s Pizza $516.0 $895.4 573 -21
    38 El Pollo Loco* $545.0 $1,425.0 394 -18
    34 Checkers/Rally’s $669.0 $852.0 780 -18
    48 Captain D’s $433.3 $832.0 519 -12
    11 Sonic Drive-In $3,692.8 $1,037.0 3,561 -11
    40 Boston Market $532.0 $1,102.0 481 -10
    50 Krystal* $404.9 $1,121.0 357 -7
    36 White Castle $631.7 $1,250.3 410 -5
    19 Hardee’s $2,100.0 $1,100.0 1,921 3
    30 Steak ‘n Shake* $823.9 $1,650.0 491 4
    41 Krispy Kreme* $531.7 $2,290.0 234 5
    37 Del Taco $590.7 $1,100.0 532 10
    24 Whataburger $1,311.2 $1,801.0 728 11
    39 Jason’s Deli $534.1 $2,200.0 233 12
    44 In-N-Out Burger* $498.5 $1,925.0 266 14
    15 Jack in the Box $2,946.3 $1,331.0 2,221 15
    4 Wendy’s* $8,500.0 $1,456.0 6,594 18
    32 Culver’s $747.1 $1,712.9 444 20
    31 Bojangles’ $767.4 $1,600.1 506 21
    29 Zaxby’s $840.0 $1,597.2 540 26
    6 Taco Bell $7,000.0 $1,284.0 5,670 36
    47 Einstein Bros. Bagels $439.0 $884.0 534 40
    33 Papa Murphy’s $695.9 $559.5 1,283 42
    20 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen* $1,720.0 $1,133.8 1,627 58
    8 Pizza Hut $5,500.0 $875.0 7,600 58
    42 Qdoba Mexican Grill $528.7 $961.0 583 58
    22 Carl’s Jr. $1,500.0 $1,400.0 1,116 64
    10 Chick-fil-A $4,051.0 $2,893.5 1,606 69
    1 McDonald’s $34,172.0 $2,500.0 14,098 71
    13 Panera Bread $3,400.0 $2,304.3 1,541 88
    21 Panda Express $1,570.8 $1,157.0 1,420 97
    46 Tim Hortons $473.0 $1,069.0 714 112
    7 Dunkin’ Donuts* $6,500.0 $850.0 7,015 115
    18 Papa John’s $2,213.6 $786.0 3,001 130
    17 Chipotle Mexican Grill<sup>2</sup> $2,270.0 $2,013.0 1,225 150
    25 Five Guys Burgers & Fries $950.6 $1,156.0 918 182
    27 Jimmy John’s* $895.0 $821.8 1,329 199
    23 Little Caesars* $1,480.0 $465.0 3,518 305
    2 Subway* $11,400.0 $469.0 24,722 872