In 2012, Chick-fil-A surpassed KFC to become the best-selling chicken chain, Jimmy John’s and Five Guys joined the billion-dollar-brands club, and fast-growing Wingstop and Moe’s Southwest Grill climbed into the limited-service industry’s upper echelon for the first time. McDonald’s, meanwhile, maintained its stranglehold on the No. 1 position, nearly tripling runner-up Subway’s domestic sales. Dig deep into the data driving the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries with this year’s QSR 50.
|Rank||QSR 50 Rank||Segment||Chain||2012 Sales||2012 Average Sales||2012 Franchise Units||2012 Company Units||2012 Total Units||2011 Unit Change|
|2||16||mexican||Chipotle Mexican Grill||$2,731.2||$2,113.0||0||1,410||1,410||180|
|4||38||mexican||Qdoba Mexican Grill||$583.2||$966.0||311||316||627||44|
|5||48||mexican||Moe's Southwest Grill||$452.0||$1,102.5||478||4||482||43|