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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||Company/Chain Name||2012 U.S. Systemwide Sales (Millions)||2012 U.S. Average Sales per Unit (thousands)||Number of Franchised Units in 2012||Number of Company Units in 2012||Total Units in 2012||Total Change in Units from 2011|
|2||16||Chipotle Mexican Grill||$2,731.2||$2,113.0||0||1,410||1,410||180|
|4||38||Qdoba Mexican Grill||$583.2||$966.0||311||316||627||44|
|5||48||Moe's Southwest Grill||$452.0||$1,102.5||478||4||482||43|