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Top 100 Chains: U.S. Sales

2012 Top 100: The following rankings are based on U.S. systemwide foodservice sales, including company-store and franchised-unit sales, for the latest full fiscal years ended closest to Dec. 2011.

Notes:

  • All results are in $ Millions.
  • Tied results are given the same rank.
  • The year 2011 reflects data for chain or company fiscal years ended closest to Dec. 2011.
  • The year 2010 reflects data for chain or company fiscal years ended closest to Dec. 2010.
  • The year 2009 reflects data for chain or company fiscal years ended closest to Dec. 2010.

Data is either reported by a chain or parent company, or estimated by NRN.

Rank Chain Segment 2011 2010 2009

1

McDonald's

Sandwich

$34,172.0

$32,395.4

$31,032.6

2

Subway

Sandwich

$11,434.0

$10,633.0

$9,999.3

3

Starbucks Coffee

Beverage-Snack

$8,490.0

$7,955.0

$7,415.0

4

Burger King

Sandwich

$8,131.0

$8,433.0

$8,799.0

5

Wendy's

Sandwich

$8,108.0

$7,943.0

$8,023.0

6

Taco Bell

Sandwich

$7,000.0

$6,900.0

$6,800.0

7

Dunkin' Donuts

Beverage-Snack

$5,931.0

$5,420.0

$5,176.0

8

Pizza Hut

Pizza

$5,500.0

$5,400.0

$5,000.0

9

KFC

Chicken

$4,600.0

$4,700.0

$4,900.0

10

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar

Casual Dining

$4,428.1

$4,317.0

$4,397.4

11

Chick-fil-A

Chicken

$3,992.6

$3,526.9

$3,164.6

12

Sonic, America's Drive-In

Sandwich

$3,689.0

$3,619.9

$3,837.4

13

Olive Garden

Casual Dining

$3,585.0

$3,471.0

$3,301.0

14

Chili's Grill & Bar

Casual Dining

$3,564.0

$3,513.0

$3,626.0

15

Domino's Pizza

Pizza

$3,442.9

$3,320.1

$3,097.1

16

Panera Bread

Bakery-Cafe

$3,197.0

$2,894.0

$2,579.0

17

Jack in the Box

Sandwich

$2,946.3

$2,934.8

$3,072.1

18

Arby's

Sandwich

$2,940.6

$2,857.8

$3,064.4

19

Dairy Queen

Sandwich

$2,660.0

$2,660.0

$2,640.0

20

Red Lobster

Casual Dining

$2,632.0

$2,453.0

$2,421.0

21

IHOP

Family

$2,618.0

$2,575.0

$2,527.0

22

Denny's

Family

$2,332.0

$2,186.0

$2,194.0

23

Outback Steakhouse

Casual Dining

$2,327.0

$2,256.0

$2,248.0

24

Chipotle Mexican Grill/Chipotle

Sandwich

$2,264.5

$1,832.7

$1,517.3

25

Papa John's Pizza

Pizza

$2,204.0

$2,097.0

$2,067.0

26

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

Casual Dining

$2,040.3

$1,703.0

$1,480.7

27

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Family

$1,934.0

$1,911.7

$1,875.7

28

Hardee's

Sandwich

$1,906.0

$1,831.0

$1,726.0

29

T.G.I. Friday's

Casual Dining

$1,816.0

$1,794.0

$1,830.5

30

7-Eleven

C-Store

$1,771.0

$1,647.0

$1,564.0

31

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Chicken

$1,704.0

$1,607.0

$1,544.0

32

Golden Corral

Buffet

$1,683.4

$1,639.7

$1,555.8

33

The Cheesecake Factory

Casual Dining

$1,545.4

$1,448.9

$1,399.9

34

Panda Express

Other QSR/Chinese

$1,531.8

$1,370.0

$1,241.5

35

Disney theme parks, hotels & resorts

Theme Park

$1,451.0

$1,350.0

$1,363.0

36

Little Caesars Pizza

Pizza

$1,427.0

$1,270.0

$1,117.0

37

Carl's Jr.

Sandwich

$1,399.0

$1,376.0

$1,366.0

38

Ruby Tuesday

Casual Dining

$1,367.0

$1,445.0

$1,490.8

39

Texas Roadhouse

Casual Dining

$1,356.0

$1,243.0

$1,179.0

40

Whataburger

Sandwich

$1,311.2

$1,225.7

$1,178.9

41

Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Hotel

$1,284.0

$1,278.0

$1,225.0

42

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits

Casual Dining

$1,232.7

$1,143.2

$1,118.7

43

Hilton Hotels

Hotel

$1,222.0

$1,160.0

$1,090.0

44

LongHorn Steakhouse

Casual Dining

$1,119.0

$983.7

$881.8

45

Jimmy John's

Sandwich

$1,014.0

$780.0

$603.0

46

Waffle House

Family

$960.0

$946.0

$938.0

47

Bob Evans Restaurants

Family

$959.0

$957.0

$984.0

48

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Sandwich

$950.6

$721.0

$499.0

49

P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Casual Dining

$930.4

$938.6

$934.8

50

Sheraton Hotels

Hotel

$916.0

$937.0

$935.0

51

Church's Chicken

Chicken

$864.3

$872.4

$857.8

52

Hooters

Casual Dining

$852.0

$860.0

$859.0

53

Holiday Inn

Hotel

$850.6

$822.3

$787.4

54

Quiznos Sub

Sandwich

$849.0

$1,127.0

$1,420.0

55

Zaxby's

Chicken

$840.0

$777.6

$718.2

56

Steak n Shake

Family/QSR

$791.0

$764.0

$724.0

57

Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

Chicken

$767.4

$712.8

$657.3

58

Culver's

Sandwich

$747.7

$689.1

$656.1

59

Long John Silver's

Other QSR/Fish

$705.0

$700.0

$700.0

60

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza

Pizza

$695.9

$648.8

$626.3

61

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

Family

$688.9

$721.7

$737.0

62

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Casual Dining

$686.0

$657.0

$636.0

63

California Pizza Kitchen

Casual Dining

$681.0

$679.0

$692.0

64

Logan's Roadhouse

Casual Dining

$661.2

$623.2

$605.1

65

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Casual Dining

$655.0

$658.0

$661.0

66

BJ's Restaurant & Brewery

Casual Dining

$620.9

$513.9

$429.0

67

In-N-Out Burger

Sandwich

$596.0

$553.0

$515.0

68

Del Taco

Sandwich

$590.7

$579.0

$568.0

69

Hyatt Hotels

Hotel

$575.0

$531.0

$492.0

70

Circle K

C-Store

$565.6

$534.6

$483.0

71

Friendly's Ice Cream

Family

$559.6

$596.9

$634.1

72

El Pollo Loco

Chicken

$558.0

$557.0

$582.1

73

Costco

In-Store

$552.4

$541.7

$533.9

74

Jason's Deli

Sandwich

$540.1

$503.2

$471.6

75

O'Charley's

Casual Dining

$532.8

$552.7

$582.8

76

Boston Market

Chicken

$532.3

$511.6

$541.0

77

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Beverage-Snack

$531.7

$483.2

$464.0

78

Wawa

C-Store

$530.0

$509.0

$502.0

79

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Sandwich

$528.7

$480.8

$434.8

80

White Castle

Sandwich

$528.4

$520.5

$544.4

81

CiCi's Pizza

Pizza

$516.0

$544.4

$563.6

82

Casey's General Stores

C-Store

$500.0

$415.2

$365.8

83

Baskin-Robbins

Beverage-Snack

$497.0

$494.0

$524.0

84

Famous Dave's

Casual Dining

$492.2

$471.6

$476.6

85

Tim Hortons

Bakery-Cafe

$479.0

$443.0

$420.0

86

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Casual Dining

$475.9

$447.8

$427.0

87

Target Cafe (Target Stores)

In-Store

$474.2

$455.5

$437.8

88

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Hotel

$470.0

$440.0

$393.0

89

Bonefish Grill

Casual Dining

$459.0

$419.0

$391.0

90

Sheetz

C-store

$447.9

$393.3

$359.5

91

Jamba Juice

Beverage-Snack

$439.0

$420.0

$426.0

92

Cheddar's

Casual Dining

$438.3

$363.9

$307.2

93

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Bakery-Cafe

$436.0

$413.0

$384.0

94

Captain D's Seafood

Other QSR/Fish

$433.3

$436.2

$461.2

95

Checkers

Sandwich

$430.1

$423.5

$425.5

96

Sbarro, The Italian Eatery

Other QSR/Italian

$424.0

$450.0

$465.0

97

Krystal

Sandwich

$411.8

$400.7

$413.8

98

Chuck E. Cheese's

Pizza

$406.8

$417.6

$427.9

99

Big Boy Restaurant & Bakery/Frisch's Big Boy

Family

$404.0

$403.0

$390.0

100

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Casual Dining

$392.2

$391.0

$400.0

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