Latest-Year net gain: $432.6 million
Among the Top 5 companies ranked by Latest-Year net dollar change in revenue, two companies that field a single brand and made no large domestic acquisitions in their recently completed fiscal years — Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-Fil-A — claimed spots.
4. JAB Holding Co.
Latest-Year net gain: $589.9 million
3. Chipotle Mexican Grill
Latest-Year net gain: $712.1 million
Latest-Year net gain: $1.1 billion
While that suggests that, for that metric at least, organic growth of a lone brand can compete with multi-concept incremental growth and growth through buying strategies, two of the other three companies — Compass Group and JAB Holding Co. — combined operate about two dozen U.S. concepts.
1. Starbucks Corp.
Latest-Year net gain: $1.3 billion
While Starbucks Corp. mostly generates revenue under its Starbucks Coffee flag, but domestically also claims some dollars from its discernably upscale Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room variation, as well as its Princi bakery collaboration.