Ranking The Top 50 Fast-Food Chains in America | QSR magazine

rank
company
category
2018 us systemwide sales millions
2018 average sales per unit thousands
2018 franchiselicense units
2018 company units
2018 total units
total change in units from 2017

1
McDonald's
Burger
38,524.05
2,768.73
13,229
685
13,914
-122

2
Starbucks*
Snack
19,700.00
1,349.32
6,332
8,493
14,825
895

3
Subway*
Sandwich
10,410.34
420.00
24,798
0
24,798
-1,110

4
Taco Bell
Global
10,300.00
1,600.00
6,126
462
6,588
142

5
Chick-fil-A*
Chicken
10,000.00
4,166.67
2,400
0
2,400
175

6
Wendy's
Burger
9,993.70
1,636.40
5,825
353
6,711
77

7
Burger King*
Burger
9,950.00
1,357.00
7,278
49
7,327
101

8
Dunkin'
Snack
8,787.00
933.00
9,419
0
9,419
278

9
Domino's*
Pizza
6,600.00
1,123.00
5,486
390
5,876
258

10
Panera Bread*
Sandwich
5,734.63
2,739.91
1,131
963
2,093
50

11
Pizza Hut
Pizza
5,500.00
878.00
7,432
24
7,456
-41

12
Chipotle
Global
4,800.00
2,000.00
0
2,491
2,491
83

13
Sonic Drive-In
Burger
4,447.10
1,250.00
3,427
179
3,606
13

14
KFC
Chicken
4,400.00
1,210.00
4,019
55
4,074
-35

15
Arby's
Sandwich
3,886.90
1,177.00
2,197
1,132
3,329
46

16
Little Caesars*
Pizza
3,800.00
874.00
3,700
562
4,262
-74

17
Dairy Queen
Snack
3,650.00
1,204.58
4,404
2
4,406
-49

18
Jack in the Box
Burger
3,466.13
1,553.00
2,100
137
2,237
-14

19
Panda Express*
Global
3,400.00
1,616.00
125
1,979
2,104
93

20
Popeyes*
Chicken
3,325.00
1,415.00
2,327
41
2,368
148

21
Papa John's*
Pizza
2,720.00
815.00
2,691
646
3,337
23

22
Whataburger
Burger
2,416.00
2,928.50
126
699
825
4

23
Jimmy John's*
Sandwich
2,200.00
772.00
2,748
55
2,803
48

24
Hardee's*
Burger
2,120.00
1,131.00
1,745
119
1,864
16

25
Zaxby's*
Chicken
1,850.00
2,060.00
757
141
898
21

26
Five Guys
Burger
1,615.84
1,274.80
866
492
1,358
37

27
Culver's
Burger
1,580.00
2,390.00
680
6
686
45

28
Carl's Jr.*
Burger
1,425.00
1,239.00
1,106
50
1,156
-7

29
Bojangles'
Chicken
1,296.21
1,741.06
440
319
759
-5

30
Wingstop
Chicken
1,261.03
1,139.00
1,095
29
1,252
225

31
Raising Cane's*
Chicken
1,185.00
2,963.00
70
330
400
0

32
Jersey Mike's*
Sandwich
1,148.49
769.00
1,412
82
1,494
151

33
Steak 'n' Shake*
Burger
1,035.00
1,739.00
185
409
594
9

34
In-N-Out Burger*
Burger
950.00
2,794.00
0
338
338
10

35
El Pollo Loco*
Chicken
870.00
1,798.00
271
213
484
7

36
Qdoba
Global
835.00
1,132.00
354
389
743
17

37
Checkers/Rally's
Burger
824.64
972.42
628
254
882
6

38
Del Taco
Global
817.77
1,508.29
258
322
580
16

39
Firehouse Subs
Sandwich
810.95
711.66
1,078
37
1,115
40

40
Papa Murphy's
Pizza
795.58
568.00
1,331
106
1,437
-86

41
Tim Hortons*
Sandwich
760.00
1,027.00
727
0
727
-11

42
Church's Chicken*
Chicken
750.00
714.00
811
165
1,086
-46

43
Moe's
Global
734.56
1,021.64
714
5
719
14

44
McAlister's Deli
Sandwich
678.12
1,633.51
415
29
444
35

45
Jason's Deli
Sandwich
654.32
2,520.00
105
173
278
5

46
Marco's Pizza
Pizza
621.77
721.99
844
39
883
16

47
Baskin-Robbins
Snack
612.00
240.00
2,550
0
2,550
-10

48
Auntie Anne's
Snack
558.24
538.18
1,282
13
1,295
-16

49
Boston Market
Chicken
557.77
1,259.00
19
435
454
7

50
White Castle*
Burger
555.00
1,480.00
3
372
375
-5