The Top 50 Fast-Food Chains in the U.S. | QSR magazine

rank
company
category
2020 us systemwide sales millions
2020 average sales per unit thousands
2020 franchised units
2020 company units
2020 total units
total change in units from 2019

1
McDonald's
Burger
40,518
2,944
13,025
657
13,682
-164

2
Starbucks*
Snack
18,750
1,235
6,387
8,941
15,328
287

3
Chick-fil-A*
Chicken
12,800
5,013
2,589
18
2,607
107

4
Taco Bell
Global
11,000
1,648
6,324
475
6,799
33

5
Wendy's
Burger
10,231
1,725
5,520
361
5,881
29

6
Burger King
Burger
9,657
1,414
7,029
52
7,081
-265

7
Dunkin'
Snack
8,762
930
9,083
0
9,083
-547

8
Subway
Sandwich
8,318
375
22,190
0
22,190
-1,612

9
Domino's
Pizza
8,287
1,328
5,992
363
6,355
229

10
Chipotle
Global
5,985
2,200
0
2,750
2,750
150

11
Sonic Drive-In
Burger
5,680
1,611
3,255
271
3,526
0

12
Panera Bread*
Sandwich
5,500
2,500
1,196
979
2,175
-50

13
Pizza Hut
Pizza
5,400
938
6,539
22
6,561
-745

14
KFC
Chicken
4,700
1,305
3,896
47
3,943
-122

15
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken
4,587
1,920
2,593
41
2,634
135

16
Arby's
Sandwich
4,215
1,273
2,176
1,193
3,369
10

17
Little Caesars*
Pizza
4,000
940
3,629
582
4,211
-2

18
Dairy Queen
Snack
3,978
912
4,359
2
4,361
-20

19
Panda Express
Global
3,817
1,915
150
2,113
2,263
79

20
Jack in the Box
Burger
3,673
1,660
2,097
144
2,241
-2

21
Papa John's
Pizza
3,198
1,008
2,546
588
3,134
-8

22
Whataburger
Burger
2,698
3,197
114
730
844
14

23
Wingstop
Chicken
2,000
1,489
1,506
32
1,538
153

24
Zaxby's
Chicken
2,000
2,200
760
145
905
10

25
Hardee's
Burger
2,000
1,100
1,563
203
1,766
-64

26
Culver's
Burger
1,986
2,624
776
6
782
50

27
Jimmy John's
Sandwich
1,925
772
2,662
43
2,705
-82

28
Raising Cane's
Chicken
1,722
3,850
92
417
509
52

29
Five Guys
Burger
1,711
2,575
938
444
1,382
14

30
Jersey Mike's
Sandwich
1,595
936
1,842
14
1,856
189

31
Carl's Jr.
Burger
1,500
1,400
1,031
48
1,079
-21

32
Bojangles
Chicken
1,374
1,861
432
326
758
12

33
In-N-Out Burger*
Burger
1,100
3,060
0
365
365
11

34
El Pollo Loco
Chicken
880
1,837
283
199
482
0

35
Del Taco
Global
857
1,516
301
295
596
0

36
Checkers/Rally's
Burger
854
1,030
594
264
858
-17

37
Firehouse Subs
Sandwich
840
741
1,102
38
1,140
-2

38
Krispy Kreme*
Snack
830
2,259
83
276
369
4

39
Papa Murphy's
Pizza
805
622
1,233
59
1,292
-37

40
Steak 'n' Shake*
Burger
800
1,563
276
280
556
-54

41
Qdoba
Global
787
1,086
406
344
750
20

42
Marco's Pizza
Pizza
760
838
912
42
954
39

43
Church's Chicken
Chicken
741
820
753
160
913
-27

44
Tim Hortons
Sandwich
702
1,109
633
0
633
-23

45
Tropical Smoothie Café
Snack
690
841
913
1
914
80

46
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Burger
643
1,681
356
32
388
20

47
McAlister's Deli
Sandwich
625
1,418
449
32
481
12

48
Baskin-Robbins
Snack
620
248
2,419
0
2,419
-105

49
White Castle*
Burger
565
1,527
0
365
365
-10

50
Moe's
Global
561
815
680
1
681
-41