The Top 12 Franchises, Based Upon Average Annual Single-Store Sales

iStock_000026226158SmallNothing succeeds like success, so it’s natural that persons interested in franchise opportunities strongly consider those companies at the top of their game.
In a recent blog post, “The 12 Best Fast-Food Franchises To Own,” lists the top twelve performers with the most sales per individual restaurant.
Given the strong presence Sintel Systems has in the retail, restaurant and service industries’ point of sale marketplace, we share these service sector growth trends with our customers and franchise hopefuls looking for key insights and opportunities in order to help them make the best decisions from the very beginning.
Here’s the top 12 fast-food franchises who are ringing up the most sales, based upon data from the trade publication QSR Magazine and restaurant research firm Technomic. Forbes notes that the data is estimated for private companies, and all figures are rounded.
1. Chick-fil-A
Founded: 1946
Headquarters: College Park, Georgia
Number of units: 1,683
Average annual single-store sales: $3,158,000
2. McDonald’s
Founded: 1954
Headquarters: Oak Brook, Illinois
Number of units: 12,605
Average annual single-store sales: $2,600,000
3. Jason’s Deli
Headquarters: Beaumont, Texas
Founded in: 1976
Number of units: 245
Average annual single-store sales: $2,556,000
4. Krispy Kreme
Headquarters: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Founded in: 1937
Number of units: 239
Average annual single-store sales: $2,428,000
5. Panera Bread
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
Founded in: 1981
Number of units: 1,652
Average annual single-store sales: $2,427,000
6. Chipotle Mexican Grill
Headquarters: Denver, Colorado
Founded in: 1993
Number of units: 1,410
Average annual single-store sales: $2,113,000
7. Whataburger
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
Founded in: 1950
Number of units: 740
Annual average single-store sales: $1,996,000
8. Culver’s
Headquarters: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Founded in: 1984
Number of units: 472
Average annual single-store sales: $1,837,500
9. Zaxby’s
Headquarters: Athens, Georgia
Founded in: 1990
Number of units: 565
Annual average single-store sales: $1,765,700
10. Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits
Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
Founded in: 1977
Number of units: 536
Average annual single-store sales: $1,717,500
11. Steak ‘n Shake
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
Founded in: 1934
Number of units: 501
Annual average single-store sales: $1,700,000
12. Wendy’s
Headquarters: Dublin, Ohio
Founded in: 1969
Number of units: 5,817
Annual average single-store sales: $1,480,000
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