Leading quick service restaurant chains in the U.S. in 2020, by sales per unit
Quick-service restaurants - additional information
The leading quick service restaurant chain in terms of sales per unit was Chick-fil-A, with 5.01 million U.S. dollars worth of sales per unit in 2020. Chick-fil-A is a southern American fast food chain specializing in chicken sandwiches. It was founded in 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia, and has since grown to compete with the global leaders of the fast food industry.
In a May 2019 survey, Chick-fil-A placed as the U.S. consumer’s favorite chicken restaurant one percent ahead of its closest competitor Raising Cane’s.
The fast food industry in the United States is certainly a profitable one. In 2020, the fast food restaurants are forecasted to generate approximately 239 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. The industry is still expanding, with rising establishment numbers expected to near 250 thousand in the coming years.