It’s no secret that Americans enjoy fast food. It’s typically convenient, and there’s an increasing number of healthy options.
The top five fast-food chains in the U.S. each brought in at least $10 billion in sales last year, QSR Magazine reported. But one key detail sets one of them apart from the others.
Chick-fil-A is the only fast-food chain in the top five for U.S. sales to not be included in the top 10 with the most locations. It hit a system-wide $10 billion in sales with just 2,400 stores, all of which are franchised, according to the report.
Here are the five most lucrative fast-food chains, according to QSR:
With $10 billion in U.S. sales, Chick-fil-A averaged $4.1 million in sales at each of its locations.
4. Taco Bell
Taco Bell had $10.3 billion in U.S. sales last year. With 6,588 stores, the chain averaged $1.6 million per location.
Subway had $10.8 billion in U.S. sales last year. The chain averaged $420,000 in sales at each of its 24,798 stores.
Starbucks had $19.7 billion in U.S. sales last year. The chain’s 14,825 cafes averaged $1.3 million in sales.
The Golden Arches brought in $38.5 billion in U.S. sales last year. Spread across 13,914 stores, it was an average of $2.7 million per location.