In the annual NRN Top 500 report, powered by Datassential, Nation’s Restaurant News breaks down the 500 biggest restaurant chains in the U.S. by systemwide sales, domestic units and average unit volumes. The full data also identifies chains by segment, so here we’ve broken out the 10 biggest limited-service burger restaurants by U.S. systemwide sales, out of 51 that appear on the list.
Of these 10 chains, eight experienced year-over-year sales growth in 2021, and the two that didn’t only had single-digit declines. With limited-service burger being such a popular segment in the United States, all ten of these restaurant chains appear in the Top 50 overall.
There was very little movement in the segment last year, with these being the same ten biggest limited-service burger chains as in 2020, and only two swapping places.
Click through this gallery to see the 10 biggest limited-service burger restaurants in the U.S.