Top 100 Chains: Sales Growth

The following rankings are based on percentage growth rates of U.S. systemwide sales, which include sales from company-owned restaurants and franchised locations. Growth rates are calculated based on results from the fiscal years ended closest to Dec. 2011 versus Dec. 2010, and again for the fiscal years ended closest to Dec. 2010 versus Dec. 2009.

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





Rank ChainGrowth: 2011 vs. 2010Growth: 2010 vs. 2009
1Five Guys Burgers and Fries31.84%44.49%
2Jimmy John's30.00%29.35%
3Chipotle Mexican Grill/Chipotle 23.56%20.79%
4BJ's Restaurant & Brewery20.82%19.79%
5Cheddar's20.45%18.46%
6Casey's General Stores20.42%13.50%
7Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar19.81%15.01%
8Sheetz13.88%9.40%
9LongHorn Steakhouse13.75%11.56%
10Chick-fil-A13.20%11.45%
11Little Caesars Pizza12.36%13.70%
12Panda Express11.81%10.35%
13Panera Bread10.47%12.21%
14Krispy Kreme Doughnuts10.03%4.14%
15Qdoba Mexican Grill9.96%10.58%
16Bonefish Grill9.55%7.16%
17Dunkin' Donuts9.43%4.71%
18Texas Roadhouse9.09%5.43%
19Culver's8.50%5.03%
20Hyatt Hotels8.29%7.93%
21Tim Hortons8.13%5.48%
22Zaxby's8.02%8.27%
23Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits7.83%2.19%
24In-N-Out Burger 7.78%7.38%
25Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits7.66%8.44%
26Subway7.53%6.34%
267-Eleven7.53%5.31%
28Disney theme parks, hotels & resorts7.48%-0.95%
29Jason's Deli7.33%6.70%
30Red Lobster7.30%1.32%
31Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza7.26%3.59%
32Whataburger6.98%3.97%
33Westin Hotels & Resorts6.82%11.96%
34Starbucks Coffee6.73%7.28%
35Denny's6.68%-0.36%
36The Cheesecake Factory6.66%3.50%
37Ruth's Chris Steak House6.28%4.87%
38Logan's Roadhouse6.10%2.99%
39Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen6.04%4.08%
40Circle K 5.80%10.68%
41Einstein Bros. Bagels5.57%7.55%
42McDonald's5.48%4.39%
43Hilton Hotels5.34%6.42%
44Papa John's Pizza5.10%1.45%
45Jamba Juice4.52%-1.41%
46Carrabba's Italian Grill4.41%3.30%
47Famous Dave's4.37%-1.05%
48Wawa 4.13%1.39%
49Target Cafe (Target Stores)4.11%4.04%
50Hardee's4.10%6.08%
51Boston Market4.05%-5.43%
52Domino's Pizza 3.70%7.20%
53Steak n Shake3.53%5.52%
54Holiday Inn3.44%4.43%
55Olive Garden3.28%5.15%
56Outback Steakhouse3.15%0.36%
57Arby's2.90%-6.74%
58Krystal2.77%-3.17%
59Golden Corral2.67%5.39%
60Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar2.57%-1.83%
61Wendy's 2.08%-1.00%
62Del Taco2.02%1.94%
63Costco1.98%1.46%
64Sonic, America's Drive-In1.91%-5.67%
65Pizza Hut1.85%8.00%
66IHOP1.67%1.90%
66Carl's Jr.1.67%0.73%
68Checkers1.56%-0.47%
69White Castle1.52%-4.39%
70Waffle House1.48%0.85%
71Taco Bell1.45%1.47%
71Chili's Grill & Bar 1.45%-3.12%
73T.G.I. Friday's1.23%-1.99%
74Cracker Barrel Old Country Store1.17%1.92%
75Long John Silver's0.71%0.00%
76Baskin-Robbins0.61%-5.73%
77Marriott Hotels & Resorts0.47%4.33%
78Jack in the Box0.39%-4.47%
79On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina0.31%-2.25%
80California Pizza Kitchen0.29%-1.88%
81Big Boy Restaurant & Bakery/Frisch's Big Boy0.25%3.33%
82Bob Evans Restaurants0.21%-2.74%
83El Pollo Loco0.18%-4.31%
84Dairy Queen0.00%0.76%
85Romano's Macaroni Grill -0.46%-0.45%
86Captain D's Seafood-0.66%-5.42%
87P.F. Chang's China Bistro-0.87%0.41%
88Hooters-0.93%0.12%
88Church's Chicken-0.93%1.70%
90KFC-2.13%-4.08%
91Sheraton Hotels-2.24%0.21%
92Chuck E. Cheese's-2.59%-2.41%
93Burger King-3.58%-4.16%
94O'Charley's -3.60%-5.16%
95Perkins Restaurant and Bakery-4.54%-2.08%
96CiCi's Pizza-5.22%-3.41%
97Ruby Tuesday-5.40%-3.07%
98Sbarro, The Italian Eatery-5.78%-3.23%
99Friendly's Ice Cream-6.25%-5.87%
100Quiznos Sub -24.67%-20.63%


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