Chick-Fil-A has beaten KFC (YUM) for the first-year ever for the unofficial ‘chicken crown.’
The Atlanta-based chain surpassed Colonel Sanders and his chicken in total U.S. sales for the first time. Chick-Fil-A raked in about $5 billion in its 1,775 U.S. stores last year. Meanwhile, KFC took in $4.22 billion from its 4,491 U.S. stores.
Although Chick-Fil-A doesn’t have the national prominence that KFC does, the chain has been dominating the South. The Atlanta-based chain made about $3.2 million per store in 2013 while its rival averaged $938,000 per store last year.
Chick-Fil-A’s success can be partially attributed to its successful breakfast menu that KFC and other competitors haven’t matched yet.
YUM stock is up about 1.3% on Monday.