Top 250 Restaurant Chains in the U.S. 2019

Top 250 Restaurant Chains in the U.S. 2019

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What is a chain restaurant?

restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants in many different locations that are either under shared corporate ownership (e.g., McDonald’s in the U.S.) or franchising agreements.

What defines a restaurant chain?

Restaurant Chain is any restaurant with a “headquarters” (usually in another state). Any restaurant with more than ten units. Any restaurant with Corporate Regulatory Structures. Any restaurant on the stock market. Chains are popular for a reason.

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RankChain2018 U.S. Sales ($000,000)2018 U.S. UnitsSegmentMenu Category
1McDonald’s$38,52413,914Quick ServiceBurger
2Starbucks$19,660*14,606Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
3Subway$10,41024,798Quick ServiceSandwich
4Taco Bell$10,3606,588Quick ServiceMexican
5Chick-fil-A$10,180*2,370Quick ServiceChicken
6Burger King$9,9397,330Quick ServiceBurger
7Wendy’s$9,4055,810Quick ServiceBurger
8Dunkin’$8,7869,419Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
9Domino’s$6,5915,876Quick ServicePizza
10Panera Bread$5,760*2,074Fast CasualBakery Cafe
11Pizza Hut$5,5267,482Quick ServicePizza
12Chipotle Mexican Grill$4,8052,452Fast CasualMexican
13Sonic Drive-In$4,4473,606Quick ServiceBurger
14KFC$4,4334,074Quick ServiceChicken
15Applebee’s$4,2111,693Casual DiningVaried Menu
16Olive Garden$4,082855Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
17Arby’s$3,8863,329Quick ServiceSandwich
18Little Caesars$3,820*4,350Quick ServicePizza
19Buffalo Wild Wings$3,7951,208Casual DiningSports Bar
20Dairy Queen$3,6544,406Quick ServiceFrozen Desserts
21Panda Express$3,5232,105Fast CasualAsian/Noodle
22Chili’s Grill & Bar$3,500*1,251Casual DiningVaried Menu
23Jack in the Box$3,4662,237Quick ServiceBurger
24IHOP$3,2331,705MidscaleFamily Style
25Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen$3,2212,347Quick ServiceChicken
26Texas Roadhouse$2,720*533Casual DiningSteak
27Papa John’s$2,7123,199Quick ServicePizza
28Denny’s$2,6611,578MidscaleFamily Style
29Outback Steakhouse$2,611733Casual DiningSteak
30Cracker Barrel$2,439655MidscaleFamily Style
31Whataburger$2,416825Quick ServiceBurger
32Red Lobster$2,405*678Casual DiningSeafood
33Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches$2,168*2,840Fast CasualSandwich
34The Cheesecake Factory$2,127201Casual DiningVaried Menu
35Hardee’s$2,120*1,875Quick ServiceBurger
36Zaxby’s$1,849*906Fast CasualChicken
37LongHorn Steakhouse$1,754520Casual DiningSteak
38Golden Corral$1,732489Quick ServiceFamily Casual
39Five Guys Burgers and Fries$1,6151,358Fast CasualBurger
40Culver’s$1,576686Quick ServiceBurger
41Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews$1,506555Casual DiningVaried Menu
42Carl’s Jr.$1,415*1,148Quick ServiceBurger
43Waffle House$1,300*1,936MidscaleFamily Style
44Bojangles’$1,296756Quick ServiceChicken
45Wingstop$1,2071,124Fast CasualChicken
46Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers$1,183400Fast CasualChicken
47TGI Fridays$1,183*424Casual DiningVaried Menu
48Jersey Mike’s Subs$1,1481,494Fast CasualSandwich
49BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse$1,116202Casual DiningVaried Menu
50Steak ‘n Shake$1,034*594Quick ServiceBurger
51In-N-Out Burger$926*339Quick ServiceBurger
52P.F. Chang’s$877216Casual DiningAsian
53El Pollo Loco$868484Quick ServiceChicken
54Bob Evans$838*481MidscaleFamily Style
55Qdoba Mexican Eats$835743Fast CasualMexican
56Del Taco$817580Quick ServiceMexican
57Krispy Kreme$805*355Quick ServiceSpecialty
58Hooters$798*338Casual DiningSports Bar
59Papa Murphy’s Pizza$7951,400Quick ServicePizza
60Firehouse Subs$7941,133Fast CasualSandwich
61Tim Hortons$750*738Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
62Ruth’s Chris Steak House$748134Fine DiningSteak
63Church’s Chicken$747*1,045Quick ServiceChicken
64Moe’s Southwest Grill$739*727Fast CasualMexican
65Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen$728170Casual DiningVaried Menu
66Jason’s Deli$721281Fast CasualSandwich
67Ruby Tuesday$721*491Casual DiningVaried Menu
68McAlister’s Deli$704*430Fast CasualSandwich
69Carrabba’s Italian Grill$659227Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
70California Pizza Kitchen$639*205Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
71Baskin-Robbins$6112,550Quick ServiceFrozen Desserts
72Perkins Restaurant & Bakery$603*355MidscaleFamily Style
73Marco’s Pizza$599883Quick ServicePizza
74Bonefish Grill$592197Casual DiningSeafood
75Yard House$57172Casual DiningVaried Menu
76Checkers Drive-In Restaurants$560*590Quick ServiceBurger
77Auntie Anne’s$5581,295Quick ServiceSpecialty
78Boston Market$557454Fast CasualChicken
79Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen$556529Quick ServiceSpecialty
80White Castle$556374Quick ServiceBurger
81Dave & Buster’s$539*118Casual DiningSports Bar
82Noodles & Co.$525459Fast CasualAsian/Noodle
83Logan’s Roadhouse$520*202Casual DiningSteak
84Einstein Bros. Bagels$516*690Fast CasualBakery Cafe
85Dutch Bros. Coffee$494328Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
86Jamba Juice$491*805Quick ServiceSpecialty
87Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers$474328Fast CasualBurger
88Tropical Smoothie Cafe$472719Quick ServiceSpecialty
89O’Charley’s$463*205Casual DiningVaried Menu
90Shake Shack$459136Fast CasualBurger
91Potbelly Sandwich Shop$452470Quick ServiceSandwich
92The Capital Grille$44058Fine DiningSteak
93Long John Silver’s$440871Quick ServiceSpecialty
94The Habit Burger Grill$436247Fast CasualBurger
95Round Table Pizza$436*427Quick ServicePizza
96Mellow Mushroom$425*191Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
97Smoothie King$415901Quick ServiceSpecialty
98Miller’s Ale House$415*88Casual DiningSports Bar
99Maggiano’s Little Italy$41352Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
100First Watch$413295MidscaleFamily Style
101Hungry Howie’s Pizza$410548Quick ServicePizza
102Dickey’s Barbecue Pit$401*526Fast CasualSpecialty
103Charleys Philly Steaks$400*530Quick ServiceSandwich
104Chuy’s$398100Casual DiningMexican
105MOD Pizza$397404Fast CasualPizza
106Chuck E. Cheese’s$383*541Quick ServicePizza
107Portillo’s$381*57Fast CasualSandwich
108Pollo Tropical$379145Fast CasualChicken
109Krystal Company$377356Quick ServiceBurger
110Cold Stone Creamery$374*917Quick ServiceFrozen Desserts
111Zoes Kitchen$372*260Fast CasualSandwich
112Taco John’s$371392Quick ServiceMexican
113Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen$365*40Casual DiningSeafood
114Corner Bakery Cafe$362182Fast CasualBakery Cafe
115Famous Dave’s$358144Casual Dining
116Jet’s Pizza$356*397Quick ServicePizza
117Schlotzsky’s$351*372Fast CasualSandwich
118Cicis$350*423Quick ServicePizza
119Saltgrass Steak House$349*80Casual DiningSteak
120On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina$348143Casual DiningMexican
121Village Inn$347*209MidscaleFamily Style
122Twin Peaks$34384Casual DiningSports Bar
123Au Bon Pain$339*213Fast CasualBakery Cafe
124Texas de Brazil Churrascaria$334*53Casual DiningSteak
125Blaze Pizza$326296Fast CasualPizza
126Taco Cabana$324170Fast CasualMexican
127Bar Louie$309*134Casual DiningVaried Menu
128Pei Wei Asian Diner$306*180Fast CasualAsian/Noodle
129Ninety Nine Restaurants$305*105Casual DiningVaried Menu
130Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar$30470Fine DiningSteak
131Benihana$297*65Casual DiningAsian
132Fogo de Chao$294*38Casual DiningSteak
133Smashburger$294*322Fast CasualBurger
134Black Bear Diner$291120MidscaleFamily Style
135Rally’s Hamburgers$289*300Quick ServiceBurger
136Caribou Coffee$286*394Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
137Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants$28235Casual DiningVaried Menu
138Peet’s Coffee & Tea$282*244Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
139Big Boy/Frisch’s Big Boy$275*203MidscaleFamily Style
140Sarku Japan$274225Quick ServiceAsian/Noodle
141Sizzler$266130Quick ServiceFamily Casual
142Bill Miller Bar-B-Q$259*74Midscale
143Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom$256109Casual DiningVaried Menu
144Wienerschnitzel$256*325Quick ServiceSandwich
145Pizza Ranch$249207Quick ServicePizza
146Seasons 52$24942Casual DiningVaried Menu
147Friendly’s$248201MidscaleFamily Style
148Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores$246*265Quick ServiceFrozen Desserts
149Morton’s The Steakhouse$246*65Fine DiningSteak
150Huddle House$245351MidscaleFamily Style
151Legal Sea Foods$240*35Casual DiningSeafood
152Pret a Manger$240*92Fast CasualBakery Cafe
153Godfather’s Pizza$240*548Quick ServicePizza
154Bahama Breeze Island Grille$23940Casual DiningVaried Menu
155Sbarro$236*345Quick ServicePizza
156Cafe Rio Mexican Grill$236*118Fast CasualMexican
157Rubio’s$232204Fast CasualMexican
158Fazoli’s$231215Fast CasualSpecialty
159Mastro’s Restaurants$230*17Fine DiningSteak
160Romano’s Macaroni Grill$229*88Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
161Newk’s Eatery$226122Fast CasualSandwich
162Brio Tuscan Grille$226*58Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
163A&W All-American Food$223615Quick ServiceBurger
164Which Wich$222*425Fast CasualSandwich
165Fuzzy’s Taco Shop$214*148Fast CasualMexican
166Uncle Julio’s$214*35Casual DiningMexican
167Torchy’s Tacos$213*63Fast CasualMexican
168Beef ‘O’ Brady’s$212*172Casual DiningSports Bar
169Hard Rock Cafe$211*42Casual DiningVaried Menu
170Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes$211*90Quick ServiceFamily Casual
171Luby’s$21084Quick ServiceFamily Casual
172Sonny’s BBQ$209*101Midscale
173Uno Pizzeria & Grill$208*95Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
174Johnny Rockets$207175Casual DiningVaried Menu
175Penn Station East Coast Subs$200310Fast CasualSandwich
176Claim Jumper$197*37Casual DiningVaried Menu
177Fuddruckers$197*153Fast CasualBurger
178Cinnabon$190*917Quick ServiceSpecialty
179Buca di Beppo$189*77Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
180Shoney’s$187*127MidscaleFamily Style
181Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.$187*27Casual DiningSeafood
182Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House$18216Fine DiningSteak
183Mimi’s Cafe$181*79Casual DiningVaried Menu
184Houlihan’s$18167Casual DiningVaried Menu
185J. Alexander’s$181*32Casual DiningVaried Menu
186Joe’s Crab Shack$180*57Casual DiningSeafood
187McCormick & Schmick’s$179*41Casual DiningSeafood
188Firebirds Wood Fired Grill$17948Casual DiningVaried Menu
189Donatos Pizza$176*170Fast CasualPizza
190Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar$17530Casual DiningVaried Menu
191Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet$175*65Quick ServiceFamily Casual
192Pappasito’s Cantina$175*25Casual DiningMexican
193The Melting Pot$173*108Casual DiningVaried Menu
194Le Pain Quotidien$172*98Fast CasualBakery Cafe
195Golden Chick$171183Quick ServiceChicken
196Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks$171*56Casual DiningVaried Menu
197La Madeleine Country French Cafe$17087Fast CasualBakery Cafe
198Wetzel’s Pretzels$170335Quick ServiceSpecialty
199Great Harvest Bread Co.$170*183Fast CasualBakery Cafe
200Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill$170*63Casual Dining
201Taco Bueno$170*169Fast CasualMexican
202The Original Pancake House$168*132MidscaleFamily Style
203True Food Kitchen$16725Casual DiningVaried Menu
204Mountain Mike’s Pizza$163204Quick ServicePizza
205Jack’s$163*160Quick ServiceBurger
206Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que$162*24Casual Dining
207Eat’n Park$16268MidscaleFamily Style
208The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf$162*315Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
209Kona Grill$162*44Casual DiningAsian
210LaRosa’s Pizzeria$15864MidscaleItalian/Pizza
211Sweetgreen$158*92Fast CasualSpecialty
212Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt$157*440Quick ServiceFrozen Desserts
213Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza$154*215Fast CasualItalian/Pizza
214Bruegger’s Bagels$154*67Casual DiningBakery Cafe
215Farmer Boys$152*92Fast CasualBurger
216Roosters$152*41Casual DiningVaried Menu
217Hurricane Grill & Wings$150*56Casual DiningSports Bar
218Giordano’s$148*71Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
219The Old Spaghetti Factory$147*42Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
220Grand Lux Cafe$146*14Casual DiningVaried Menu
221Wayback Burgers$144*149Fast CasualBurger
222Rainforest Cafe$144*19Casual DiningVaried Menu
223PDQ$142*67Fast CasualChicken
224Pizza Pro$142*468Quick ServicePizza
225Pollo Campero$14180Fast CasualChicken
226Duffy’s Sports Grill$141*34Casual DiningSports Bar
227Tijuana Flats$141*135Fast CasualMexican
228Black Angus Steakhouse$165*44Casual DiningSteak
229Quiznos$139*323Quick ServiceSandwich
230Shari’s Cafe and Pies$139*92MidscaleFamily Style
231Biggby Coffee$138*265Quick ServiceCoffee Cafe
232Rosati’s Pizza$138*210Quick ServicePizza
233Bertucci’s$137*58Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
234Yogurtland$136*273Quick ServiceFrozen Desserts
235BurgerFi$134104Fast CasualBurger
236Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken$134*130Quick ServiceChicken
237Eddie V’s Prime Seafood$13319Casual DiningSeafood
238Great American Cookies$131*352Quick ServiceSpecialty
239Bravo! Cucina Italiana$131*45Casual DiningItalian/Pizza
240Baja Fresh Mexican Grill$130*135Quick ServiceMexican
241Slim Chickens$129*75Fast CasualChicken
242The Brass Tap$128*48Casual DiningSports Bar
243WaBa Grill$127191Fast CasualAsian/Noodle
244STK$127*11Fine DiningSteak
24554th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse$12529Casual DiningVaried Menu
246Metro Diner$12567MidscaleFamily Style
247Freebirds World Burrito$123*73Fast CasualMexican
248Togo’s Sandwiches$123*205Quick ServiceSandwich
249Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill$12391Fast CasualMexican
250L&L Hawaiian Barbecue$123*188Quick ServiceSpecialty