The top 50 fast food chains in America

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Whether it’s fries or frappuccinos, there’s no shortage of fast food available for Americans to choose from. In fact, there are more than 200,000 fast food restaurants in the United States, and it’s estimated that 50 million Americans eat at one of them every single day. Saying fast food is big business is obviously an understatement, but which fast food restaurants top the list of the most popular according to annual revenues? QSR Magazine crunches those numbers every year and compiles their list of the 50 top fast food restaurants.

The top 50 fast food chains

Scroll on to see where your favorite brand ranks on QSR Magazine’s latest list.

50. Noodles & Company

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  • 2017 American sales: $547.11 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 66

49. White Castle

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  • 2017 American sales: $547.6 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 0

48. Marco’s Pizza

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  • 2017 American sales: $549.4 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 825

47. Auntie Anne’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $551.72 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,298

46. Boston Market

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  • 2017 American sales: $565.35 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 18

45. Baskin-Robbins

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  • 2017 American sales: $606 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 2,560

44. Jason’s Deli

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  • 2017 American sales: $647 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 104

43. In-N-Out Burger

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  • 2017 American sales: $647.8 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 0

42. McAlister’s Deli

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  • 2017 American sales: $656.78 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 381

41. Firehouse Subs

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  • 2017 American sales: 715.02 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,054

40. Moe’s Southwest Grill

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  • 2017 American sales: 715.93 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 701

39. Tim Hortons

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  • 2017 American sales: $771.21 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 738

38. Del Taco

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  • 2017 American sales: $783.86 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 252

37. Church’s Chicken

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  • 2017 American sales: $785.96 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 858

36. Qdoba

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  • 2017 American sales: $822.02 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 341

35. Papa Murphy’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $824.62 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,338

34. El Pollo Loco

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  • 2017 American sales: $841.76 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 265

33. Checkers/Rally’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $844.37 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 607

32. Steak ‘n’ Shake

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  • 2017 American sales: $939.99 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 110

31. Jersey Mike’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $974.78 million
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,264

30. Wingstop

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  • 2017 American sales: $1.08 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,004

29. Bojangles

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  • 2017 American sales: $1.27 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 439

28. Culver’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $1.4 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 636

27. Five Guys

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  • 2017 American sales: $1.43 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 855

26. Carl’s Jr.

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  • 2017 American sales: $1.48 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,106

25. Zaxby’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $2.09 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 890

24. Jimmy John’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $2.13 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 2,700

23. Hardee’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $2.16 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,745

22. Whataburger

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  • 2017 American sales: $2.27 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 124

21. Panda Express

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  • 2017 American sales: $3.11 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 113

20. Papa John’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $3.2 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 2,606

19. Popeyes

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  • 2017 American sales: $3.21 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 2,178

18. Jack in the Box

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  • 2017 American sales: $3.46 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,975

17. Little Caesars

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  • 2017 American sales: $3.53 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 3,797

16. Arby’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $3.63 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 2,340

15. Dairy Queen

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  • 2017 American sales: $3.64 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 4,453

14. Sonic Drive-In

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  • 2017 American sales: $4.4 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 3,365

13. KFC

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  • 2017 American sales: $4.41 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 4,055

12. Chipotle

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  • 2017 American sales: $4.47 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 0

11. Panera Bread

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  • 2017 American sales: $5.5 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,112

10. Pizza Hut

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  • 2017 American sales: $5.51 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 7,426

9. Domino’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $5.9 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 5,195

8. Chick-fil-A

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  • 2017 American sales: $9 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 1,882

7. Dunkin’ Donuts

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  • 2017 American sales: $9.19 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 12,538

6. Wendy’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $9.28 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 5,432

5. Taco Bell

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  • 2017 American sales: $9.79 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 5,799

4. Burger King

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  • 2017 American sales: $10.02 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 7,176

3. Subway

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  • 2017 American sales: $10.80 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 25,908

2. Starbucks

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  • 2017 American sales: $13.16 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 5,708

1. McDonald’s

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  • 2017 American sales: $37.48 billion
  • Franchise license units in 2017: 13,194

Want to continue the food tour? Check out our roundup of great chicken & waffle joints in every state.

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