Chick-fil-A on Track to Be Third Largest Restaurant Chain

Chick-fil-A external night shot

Chick-fil-A appears to be on the way to becoming the third largest U.S. restaurant chain by sales, behind only McDonald’s and Starbucks. It was in the number 7 slot in 2017

Some of the reasons The Wall Street Journal attributes to Chick-fil-A's rise include:

  • Simple ingredients
  • Simple menu additions
  • Efficient drive-through performance
  • The company's single-owner franchise system
  • America's taste for chicken has grown, while beef has dropped
  • Increased market share when compared to other chicken-centric restaurant chains —Sarah Taylor, The Blaze 

Chick-fil-A photo by BMM