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10 Largest Restaurant Chains 2012

McDonald's tales the top spot


Consumers love well-run restaurant chains, although some chains are more cherished than others.

Nation’s Restaurant News recently looked at company-owned sales and franchised-unit sales of America’s most popular restaurant chains to determine which ones are the most successful. Here’s a look at the ten largest restaurant chains of 2012. The figures used to compile the list are from the latest-year sales from the fiscal year that ended closest to December 2011.

Restaurant Ticker Latest-Year Sales (in Billions)
McDonald’s MCD $34.17
Subway N/A $11.43
Starbucks SBUX $8.49
Burger King BKW $8.13
Wendy’s WEN $8.11
Taco Bell (Yum! Brands) YUM $7.00
Dunkin’ Donuts (Dunkin’ Brands) DNKN $5.93
Pizza Hut (Yum! Brands) YUM $5.50
KFC (Yum! Brands) YUM $4.60
Applebee’s (DineEquity) DIN $4.43

The list is part of NRN‘s Top 100 special report that is available to its magazine subscribers.

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