September 29, 2023

Top 100 Restaurant Chains in the U.S.A (Revenue)

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Top 100 Restaurants Chains in the U.S.A. (Revenue).

Browse the list of the top grossing restaurant chains in America, in terms of Dollar revenue.

Which restaurant chain can legitimately call itself the largest in America?

The list below shows the top-grossing nationwide restaurants chains in the US.
There are a few caveats: A few hotel chains and convenience store have been included, as their large restaurant and food product revenue qualifies them for the list.

Also, it is important to distinguish between revenue and number of locations. Subway actually overtook McDonalds in 2011, if you count just the number of locations. Subway now has 27,058 outlets in the U.S. (44000  worldwide), which outstrips McDonalds’s paltry 14,339 U.S. restaurants (36.000 worldwide). McDonalds is still number 1, if you look solely at revenue numbers, however.

The list below shows the top 100 restaurant and food chains, ranked by revenue.


Top 100 Restaurants Chains.

McDonald’s    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Subway    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Starbucks Coffee    – Beverages/Snacks
Burger King    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Wendy’s     – Sandwiches/Burgers
Taco Bell    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Dunkin’ Donuts    – Beverages/Snacks
Pizza Hut    – Pizza Restaurants
KFC    – Chicken Fast Food
Applebee’s Grill & Bar    – Casual Dining Restaurants
Chick-fil-A    – Chicken Fast Food
Sonic America’s Drive-In    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Olive Garden    – Casual Dining Restaurants
Chili’s Grill & Bar     – Casual Dining Restaurants
Domino’s Pizza – Pizza Restaurants
Panera Bread    – Bakery/Cafes
Jack in the Box    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Arby’s    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Dairy Queen    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Red Lobster    – Casual Dining Restaurants
IHOP    – Family Restaurants
Denny’s    – Family Restaurants
Outback Steakhouse   – Casual Dining Restaurants
Chipotle Mexican Grill   – Sandwiches/Burgers
Papa John’s  Pizza  – Pizza Restaurants
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Cracker Barrel  – Family Restaurants
Hardee’s    – Sandwiches/Burgers
TGI Friday’s    – Casual Dining Restaurants
7-Eleven    – Convenience Stores
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen    – Chicken Fast Food
Golden Corral    – Buffet Restaurants
The Cheesecake Factory  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Panda Express    – Other/Chinese
Disney Theme Park & Resorts  – Theme Parks
Little Caesars Pizza  – Pizza Restaurants
Carl’s Jr  – Sandwiches/Burgers
Ruby Tuesday  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Texas Roadhouse  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Whataburger  – Sandwiches/Burgers
Marriott Hotels & Resorts  – Hotels
Red Robin Burgers – Casual Dining Restaurants
Hilton Hotels    – Hotels
LongHorn Steakhouse  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Jimmy John’s    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Waffle House    – Family Restaurants
Bob Evans Restaurants    – Family Restaurants
Five Guys Burgers – Sandwiches/Burgers
PF Chang’s China Bistro – Casual Dining Restaurants
Sheraton Hotels   – Hotels
Church’s Chicken – Chicken Fast Food
Hooters   – Casual Dining Restaurants
Holiday Inn    – Hotel
Quiznos Sub     – Sandwiches/Burgers
Zaxby’s    – Chicken Fast Food
Steak n Shake    – Family Restaurants/QSR
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken   – Chicken Fast Food
Culver’s    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Long John Silver’s    – Other/Fish Restaurant
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake  – Pizza Restaurants
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery – Family Restaurants
Carrabba’s Italian Grill  – Casual Dining Restaurants
California Pizza  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Logan’s Roadhouse  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Romano’s Macaroni Grill  – Casual Dining Restaurants
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery  – Casual Dining Restaurants
In-N-Out Burger  – Sandwiches/Burgers
Del Taco  – Sandwiches/Burgers
Hyatt Hotels    – Hotels
Circle K   – Convenience Stores
Friendly’s Ice Cream – Family Restaurants
El Pollo Loco  – Chicken Fast Food
Costco  – In-Store Cafes
Jason’s Deli  – Sandwiches/Burgers
O’Charley’s   – Casual Dining Restaurants
Boston Market  – Chicken Fast Food
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts  – Beverages/Snacks
Wawa   – Convenience Stores
Qdoba Mexican Grill  – Sandwiches/Burgers
White Castle  – Sandwiches/Burgers
CiCi’s Pizza  – Pizza Restaurants
Casey’s General Stores  – Convenience Stores
Baskin-Robbins  – Beverages/Snacks
Famous Dave’s  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Tim Hortons  – Bakery/Cafes
Ruth’s Chris Steak House  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Target Cafe  – In-Store Cafes
Westin Hotels & Resorts    – Hotels
Bonefish Grill  – Casual Dining Restaurants
Sheetz  – Convenience Stores
Jamba Juice    – Beverages/Snacks
Cheddar’s    – Casual Dining Restaurants
Einstein Bros Bagels    – Bakery/Cafes
Captain D’s Seafood    – Other/Fish Restaurant
Checkers    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Sbarro The Italian Eatery – Italian Restaurant
Krystal    – Sandwiches/Burgers
Chuck E Cheese’s  – Pizza Restaurants
Big Boy/Frisch’s Big Boy  – Family Restaurants
On the Border – Casual Dining Restaurants

To see the full list including actual revenue numbers, please visit Nrn.

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