For those who are particularly interested in FOOD, QSR Magazine has released the 2007 QSR 50. The publications annual ranking of quick-service restaurant brands, based on annual sales figures. Topping the list this year:
- Burger King
- Taco Bell
- Starbucks (Does not franchise in U.S)
- Pizza Hut
- Dunkin Donuts
- Sonic Drive-In
The top 5 remained unchanged from 2006. Pizza Hut dropped from #6 to #8 which allowed Starbucks and KFC to move up one spot. Domino's and Arby's each dropped a position which allowed Sonic to jump up two spots and make the top 10.
Pizza Hut was the only one in the top 10 who actually saw a decline in systemwide sales of 2.3%, while Starbucks saw the largest increase of 21.1% largely the result of unit growth.
Particularly interesting is the fact that Subway has more than 1.5 times as many locations in the U.S. as McDonalds, but the average sales per unit for McDonalds is 525% greater than Subways ($1.96 million per unit for McD- vs. 371,476 per unit for the Sub. It should also be noted that included in Subways are LOTS of new locations, + some estimations by GEFF or QSR).