Checkers Drive-In Restaurants made its restaurant industry debut about 25 years ago with its signature double-drive-thru design, which has been imitated by many of its competitors over the years. Today, the quick-service burger specialist currently is testing a single drive-thru design at freestanding restaurants. Owned by Wellspring Capital Management LLC, Checkers — which also owns the Rally’s brand — generated U.S. sales of $446.1 million for the year ended Dec. 2012. It has 488 company-owned and franchised locations.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Quick-service

Headquarters: Tampa, Fla.

CEO: Rick Silva

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $446.1 million (U.S., FY 2012)

Total Units: 488
(U.S., FY 2012)

Sales Per Unit: $917,000 (Estimated, FY 2012)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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