145percent sales growth at ChickfilA helped it maintain its ranking as the largest chicken chain in the US in terms of systemwide sales

14.5-percent sales growth at Chick-fil-A helped it maintain its ranking as the largest chicken chain in the U.S. in terms of systemwide sales.

2015 Top 100: Chicken segment analysis

This is part of Nation's Restaurant News’ annual Top 100 report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.

Though typically served as strips, wings or in sandwiches, any way chicken is plated these days is succeeding.

U.S. systemwide sales among the Top 100 brands in the Chicken segment totaled $17.9 billion in the Latest Year, up from $16.3 billion in the Preceding Year — a 9.5-percent increase. It was the second-largest increase among all Top 100 segments, just behind the 11.4-percent growth from LSR/Mexican.

Significantly contributing to that growth was the fact th

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