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