2016 Top 100: Why Chick-fil-A is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain

2016 Top 100: Why Chick-fil-A is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain

This is part of the Nation’s Restaurant News annual Top 100 report, a proprietary ranking of the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and parent companies.

Chick-fil-A saw 18.1-percent growth in U.S. systemwide sales, making it the fifth fastest-growing chain in the Top 100. Chick-fil-A opened a net 96 units in the Latest Year, giving it a total of 1,967 locations, a 5.1-percent increase over the Preceding Year. Estimated sales per unit jumped 11.7 percent, to more than $3.5 million, from $3.1 million the Preceding Year.

The Atlanta-based Chicken chain entered new markets this year, including New York City, where it opened two loca

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