Second 100 2016: Why Shake Shack is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain

Second 100 2016: Why Shake Shack is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain

This is part of the Nation’s Restaurant News annual Second 100 report, a proprietary ranking of restaurant brands Nos. 101-200 by U.S. systemwide sales and other data. This special report is a companion to the Top 100 report.

Burger chains dominated the top five fastest-growing chains in the Second 100 in the Latest Year, capturing four of the five spots and indicating that America is in no way tired of meat patties on a bun.

Shake Shack slid easily into first place, rising from No. 2 in the Preceding Year, with more than 60-percent growth in domestic systemwide sales. 

New York-based Shake Shack bumped The Habit Burger Grill, a West Coast favorite

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