Sonic also became the first major chain to offer a perennial carnival snack—deep-fried Oreos—and experiment with Red Bull in its signature Slushes. Beyond modest financial gains, McDonald’s has made industry headlines for its recent acquisition of personalization pioneer Dynamic Yield. Other winning trends included a willingness to experiment with bolder flavors without straying too far from core cuisines, as well as a sharp ear for customer trends. As Schnatter’s stake in the company dwindles, brand leaders are superimposing Shaquille O’Neal as the new face of Papa John’s; the former NBA star and sports analyst now serves as a board member, investor, and brand ambassador. Tim Hortons enjoyed 5.2 percent global system-wide sales growth in 2016, but trouble could be brewing; a group of franchisees filed a $500 million lawsuit against parent Restaurant Brands International, alleging breach of contract and mismanagement of money. The ongoing incidents overshadowed its “Men in Black International” campaign featuring a Blackened Blue Zalad, Cosmic Chocolate Cookie, and Mello Yello Unidentified Fizzy Object. Between December and June, there were three separate reports of employees with the virus working at stores in Kentucky, Florida, and South Carolina. That’s still short of the AUV it was pulling three years ago; Chipotle may never return to its high pedestal, but under Niccol’s direction it’s poised to be a competitive player by embracing digital and deals while still sticking to its high-quality fare. Brand did work hard to capitalize on its status as the official pizza of the NFL. 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Whataburger's loyal fans across the South and Plains states have a new way to interact with the brand. His appointment was just the latest in multiple C-suite additions, including a new chief people officer and chief restaurant operations officer. The family-owned chain has carved out a specialty niche for itself with a robust catering operation that continues to differentiate it from similar concepts. A lot goes into making the illustrious Top 50 franchise list. It stepped into that role in February 2018, but it was too late in the proverbial game to make a splash. The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit While it’s near impossible to ignore such tensions, the brand is still busy doubling down on drive thru, which accounts for 70 percent of its business. The FOCUS pretzel/snack concept turned out significantly higher volumes across its stores this past year. The quality systems for FDA-regulated products (food, drugs, biologics, and devices) are known as current good manufacturing practices (CGMP’s). Below are the brands that made QSR’s list, many of which who have franchises that rely on Easy Ice to handle their ice needs: . The brand brought back popular LTOs, including KFC Famous Bowls and Chicken & Waffles, and sold Cinnabon Dessert Biscuits for a limited time. As the group’s marquee brand, Burger King has a conquest ahead of it. The leading Asian category purveyor isn’t one for splashy news or in-your-face promotions. As with sister concept Burger King, the shake-up in RBI’s C-suite will almost certainly bring new changes. Copyright © 2020 Journalistic, Inc. All rights reserved. In April, Panera unveiled a special You Mix 2 menu that was crowdsourced from guest hacks (think: Mac & Cheese combined with Creamy Tomato Soup to create the Mac-Tomato Medley). Same-store sales have been a bumpy ride for Sonic of late—down 7.4 percent in 2017's Q2—but the company isn't slowing down expansion plans. Last fall the chain dropped “Donuts” from its moniker to mark its new identity as a brand that goes far beyond one indulgent specialty. In fact, it has now surpassed all burger chains save for McDonald’s to claim its position as the fourth-largest quick serve in the country. The California-based brand was unable to find a private-equity buyer after flirting with a few suitors last winter. These seemingly playful offerings belie a relentless shift within the brand. We consider them to have been an important part of our success in implementing ISO 9001:2008 and, in particular, transitioning to ISO 9001:2015. Domino’s has also maintained its balance between discounts and value, from half-off pizza deals during March Madness to a $5.99 two-topping carry-out deal in May. The King faced something of a coup this past year, as it fell three spots on the QSR 50, making it one of only two brands on the list to lose so much ground. The Mexican-inspired chain is pivoting to appeal to a wider audience with healthy, “lifestyle” oriented eats while also targeting families. Schultz remains active as chairman of the board and has turned his attention to developing the company's Reserve Roastery concept, which is brewing up premium java options (including barrel-aged coffee and mocktails) at more urban locations across the country. Parent Yum! El Pollo Loco posted respectable gains this past year, but recent activity suggests the best—or most impressive—results are yet to come. The FOCUS-owned fast casual crossed the 400-unit mark and continues to expand its reach across the U.S. Paul Macaluso took over as president in December. Two other Colorado chains that have been on the QSR 50 or the accompanying “contenders” list ranking the next 15 largest restaurants in the … QSR requests this data from restaurant companies, but also collects information from Franchise Disclosure Documents, SEC … Baskin-Robbins has the lowest AUV of any brand on the QSR 50, but that hasn't stopped the Dunkin' Brand from slowly growing on the backs of its ever-rotating list of ice cream and cake flavors. QSR 50 Rank: Company: Change in Position: Category: 2016 U.S. To make it as one of the most successful companies in this industry, restaurants must run the gauntlet of challenges necessary to scaling a concept, from establishing a loyal customer base to forming committed stakeholder relationships, and from building an efficient supply chain to navigating potential threats to the business. McDonald’s also touted its international savvy this past year. New competitors gobble up market share one year and then fade into oblivion the next. Pizza Hut, the nation's No. Raising Cane’s may lag behind more established boneless chicken competitors, but it’s quickly gaining ground. Meanwhile, it's joined some of the major quick-service brands in making investments in voice-activation, chatbot, and social media ordering platforms. Each brand travels its own road toward success, but big-picture patterns still emerge. A poll by mattress firm Amerisleep found that American millennials spend an eye-popping $2,000 on coffee each year. The Future 50 is a measure of the fastest-growing concepts with annual sales between $25 million and $50 million. The company continues to expand further from its Midwest roots, with more locations opening in the Southwest and Southeast. 56 Contender status on the QSR 50 to its current slot. So what are the 50 most successful limited-service companies, and what are their secrets to success? Del Taco continues to add to its Epic Burritos lineup—17-ounce Huevos Rancheros Burrito, anyone?—while it also added a new lineup of Platos, which are individually plated meals. Find the latest Restaurant Brands International (QSR) stock quote, history, news and other vital information to help you with your stock trading and investing. McDonald’s generated more money in systemwide sales than any other quick service restaurant (QSR) chain in the United States in 2019. Now Jersey Mike’s has its sights trained on another mile marker: hitting 2,000 units by 2020. Under CEO Frances Allen, who completed the first year of her tenure in May, the company is working to boost its relevance in the age of fast casual. Noodles’ sales dropped from $547.1 million in 2017 to $457.8 million in 2018, according to QSR, largely because of its decision to close 55 under-performing stores in early 2017. Like its core customer base of teens and young adults, the category leader seems indefatigable in its effort to rethink what a fast-food brand can do. Burgers may have helped the king take his throne, but recent menu innovations have strayed into other territories. It’s a marriage that could wholly redefine the drive-thru experience, as the software uses decision technology, guest data, and other factors (weather, calendar events, etc.) Manufacturers must establish and follow quality systems to help ensure that their products consistently meet applicable requirements and specifications. 17 in QSR Magazine’s Top 50 fast food restaurants of 2017. Unit counts are as of Dec. 31, 2016. The company's growth has mostly revolved around a franchise push in the Southeast U.S. Get ready for White Castle 2.0. Despite being the oldest of the fast-food burger chains, White Castle is sprinting toward the future. Wingstop is working hard to give the pizza chains a run for their money, both in terms of daypart competition and digital savvy. It was 1987 and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) had just published the first edition of what would become the best-selling voluntary standards of all time — the ISO 9000 family on quality management systems. System-wide sales increased by nearly $100 million, while AUV gained $50,000. Some of the artwork featured augmented reality, allowing guests to interact with the art through the brand's mobile app. Expansion could be more aggressive in the coming years, as the brand recently retained Morgan Stanley to explore potential investment options. In terms of innovation, the Made to Crave menu first ushered in three ultra-indulgent cheeseburgers, and more recently, a trio of chicken sandwiches. Starboard Value LP injected $200 million into the floundering brand while installing its own executive, Jeff Smith, as CEO. Read on to find out. The five times weekly e-newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on the latest industry news and additions to this website. McDonald’s – With over 37,000 locations around the world, McDonald’s is a household name. More of America is running on Dunkin' as the company continues to expand its reach deeper into the country's heartland. Sliding several spots on the QSR 50, Boston Market is a brand in transition. Restaurant transactions improve slightly Fast food industry worth $932B by 2027 Small, independent restaurants lag in COVID-19 recovery As COVID-19 cases grow, restaurant transactions fall US restaurant industry hits bump in the recovery road Early QSR reopening data shows quick 'bounce-back' potential The brands' CEO, Rick Silva, said the deal was like "throwing gasoline on a fire" for the company's expansion plans. On average, retrofitted stores are pulling in 11 percent higher gross profits while welcoming 8 percent more foot traffic than non–Fresh Forward units. Oh, and did we mention Taco Bell opened its own hotel and resort in Palm Springs, California, this summer? The acquisition hasn’t altered the brand’s identity; menu innovation is still its bread and butter, with the past year welcoming a number of new items. As its limited-service peers hop on the third-party delivery bandwagon, Jimmy John’s is staying the course with its commitment to “freaky fast” delivery made by restaurant employees, not an outside provider. That changed when the brand rolled it out as an LTO last year. Quality System Regulation Guidance Documents. QSR has been very efficient and effective for us over the years. This year's biggest chart climber? Is Chipotle finally out of the weeds after 2015's food-safety nightmare? The Fresh Forward design is probably the most ambitious—and costly—program on the books, but early indicators are promising. It’s been a busy year for Bojangles’. The brand is also leaning into promotions, like the Whopper Detour and BK Café coffee subscription, to boost revenues and entice customers to download the BK app. To wit, it launched nationwide delivery last August and pushed Heat & Serve meals over Thanksgiving and Easter. 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 80% Satisfied (4) Very Satisfied (5) 3.9X INFOGRAPHIC I N JANUARY 2017, WE SURVEYED 11,319 US consumers and asked them about their QSR dining habits including visit frequency, brand engagement, customer experience, and problem experience. As the lone Asian concept on the QSR 50—one that is light-years ahead of its next closest competitor in the space—Panda Express surprisingly had never featured General Tso's chicken on its menu before. Competition has become even fiercer among the top 50 brands in limited service, with this year’s QSR 50 report resembling a game of Chutes and Ladders. While news from most brands centers around store openings and new menu items, the oft-beleaguered, always interesting brand had another year of splashy headlines, ranging from being sued for withheld overtime wages to temporarily shuttering 44 units. QSRweb provides quick service restaurant/fast food B2B news, articles, and research. “Fraught” may be the only way to describe the past year for Jack in the Box. Already a favorite in the South, Bojangles' is taking its famed chicken biscuits further north, with expansion planned for the Mid-Atlantic states. In January, a shake-up at parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI) led CEO and CFO Daniel Schwartz to transition to co-chairman of the company’s board of directors, as Burger King veteran Jose Cil took the chief executive reins. The take-and-bake specialists are in the midst of a rough patch, which includes a same-store sales decline of 5 percent in 2017's first quarter and the closing of several locations. Meanwhile, its parent company, Restaurant Brands International, made a splash earlier this year when it acquired Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Under section 520(f) of the act, FDA issued a final rule i… AN AWARD-WINNING BRAND. Back-of-house procedures and equipment are undergoing a makeover for a more streamlined operation, while also paving the way for a new e-commerce site, mobile, and packaging, which are expected later this year. the holidays and later with sauce packet–themed bathing suits and pool floats. Nevertheless, it managed to break $1 billion across its roughly 600 locations. The Wisconsin-based chain isn’t abandoning its signature ButterBurgers and frozen custard, but it is carving out space on the menu to experiment with new LTOs. In the second quarter of 2017, QSR properties constructed in the past two years had asking cap rates of 5.25 percent. 1 pizza brand, might be sweating just a bit. But growth could be around the corner. The campaign recognized the brand's heritage with a nod to L.A.'s vibrant Latino culture. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the chain spent the last year opening locations in Kentucky, Arkansas, Ohio, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, and even Alaska—a state neither Chick-fil-A nor Zaxby’s has yet reached. With lightning speed, it wholeheartedly embraced and promoted its extensive vegetarian menu options, beating other major Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) is a Canadian-American multinational fast food holding company.Formed in 2014 by the $12.5 billion merger between American fast food restaurant chain Burger King and Canadian coffee shop and restaurant chain Tim Hortons, and expanded by the 2017 purchase of American fast food chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the company is the fifth-largest … Auntie Anne’s continues to invest in what it does best—namely, off-the-wall LTOs like the fan-sourced Birthday Cake Pretzel nuggets and Candy Lemonade Mixer slushes—and it’s holding up as a solid strategy. Individual donors gave Individual donors gave 17 large ($200+) contributions to Southeast QSR PAC in the 2017-2018 election cycle. Every year, the QSR Top 50 List offers validation to brands making their mark in this competitive $300 billion industry. See the details. We are very pleased with QSR….your process and protocols work very well for us. Instead of ample dining space, these locations will essentially serve as commissaries for off-premises orders. KFC continued its Colonel antics, even going so far as to give one family scholarship funds for naming their child Harland. The once-regional player has ballooned to nearly 900 domestic units and aims to supplant Papa Murphy’s as the fourth-largest pizza chain in the U.S. Papa Murphy’s continued its downward trajectory in 2018, sliding five spots on the QSR 50 and shuttering nearly 100 stores across its system. It ranked No. to tailor promotions and highlight menu items. Individual donors gave Individual donors gave 17 large ($200+) contributions to Southeast QSR PAC in the 2017-2018 election cycle. It’s also betting its straightforward menu of simple, quality burgers and fries will appeal to burgeoning Asian markets. That'd be Jersey Mike's, which leaps seven spots after padding its store count by more than 100 units and its sales by about $150 million. Meanwhile, rumors abound that the company could soon spin off sister brand Qdoba. Rankings are based on percent change in units from 2015 to 2016. Regardless, the brand needn’t fret; after all, it has the backing of Berkshire Hathaway, with owner Warren Buffett even working a Dairy Queen shift alongside his buddy Bill Gates in June. FOCUS Brands’ Mexican concept is leaning into a new “Untamed Southwest” theme and all that it encompasses, from menu additions to satisfy vegans, paleos, and everyone in between to a new Oasis design that embodies the natural colors and textures of the Southwest. Frances Allen, former president of Jack in the Box, the No. This represented a 15 basis point decline compared to the second quarter of 2016. The brand did about $400 million more in sales than it had the previous year, while average unit volume bumped up to $2 million. The company announced that a new prototype would debut in 2018 and will feature outdoor seating and a digital experience that will include mobile POS ordering and an interactive drive thru. But Baskin-Robbins’ overall sales did receive a bit of a boost, even as the brand reduced its unit count along the way. Even without former CEO Brian Niccol at the helm, the numbers hummed along nicely for Taco Bell, which has now enjoyed seven consecutive years of growth. But the company recently signed its biggest development deal with Goalz Restaurant Group, which will develop 20 Church's Chicken restaurants per year in six states. System-wide sales were more than $100 million lower despite closing the year with 100 more units. Next is more international expansion, which Taco Bell plans to ramp up in the next five years. Still, Subway is in it for the long haul. Just three years after the regional biscuit chain made its stock-market debut, two private-equity firms jointly purchased it for $593.7 million, returning the brand to private status. In May, Arby’s released an official statement emphasizing that it would never offer plant-based meat alternatives following rumors that the brand was in talks with Impossible Foods. What Will the Fast-Food Experience Look Like in 2021? To increase its guests' visit frequency, Firehouse Subs—which crossed the 1,000-unit milestone in 2016 and expanded to Mexico for the first time—introduced a line of Small Subs that are 3.5–4 inches long and have a price point that starts at $3.99. One recent feather in its cap: Last December, the chain was named the No. Over the past few years, it’s added the most new units to its system among RBI brands, while sister concept Tim Hortons has closed many and Burger King searches for white space. The pretzel purveyor is a known staple in the U.S. and 28 other countries, but hopes to further its presence abroad. Road trip for food: Ashland, Kentucky Famous … The other side of CKE Restaurants embraced its West Coast vibes in 2018 with a vegan, Beyond Meat take on its iconic Carl’s Jr. Each manufacturer shall ensure that the QSR is prepared and approved in accordance with § 820.40. Digital transactions bring in about $5 more per order, and thanks to what CEO Charlie Morrison describes as a “slick user interface,” such orders now comprise 27.6 percent of domestic sales. Despite a relatively muted year, KFC could be gearing up for a comeback; the first quarter of the new year marked its best growth in three years. Over the past four years it has jumped from No. Chick-fil-A has officially graduated into the $10 billion sales club and, in doing so, leapfrogged two spots in the QSR 50. Domino's is quickly closing the gap between the two, and growth has stalled at Pizza Hut, which saw same-store sales drop 7 percent in this year's first quarter. Domino’s boasts both stamina and speed as it continues to deliver on more than just its signature product. The parent company is betting that its pooled resources, now spanning four chains—Arby’s, Sonic, Rusty Taco, and Buffalo Wild Wings—will make each brand appeal to would-be franchisees. The Power of Culture to Pull Your Brand Through Crisis, New Considerations for Catering During COVID-19, The Current and Future State of Rideshare Fast-Food Advertising, How National Chains Can Make Local Waves During COVID, How to Create a ‘Culinary Identity’ with Fast-Food Advertising, Starbucks Says it Will Have 55,000 Locations by 2030, NPC International Cancels Auction for Wendy’s and Pizza Hut Assets, Restaurants Battle for Digital Supremacy as COVID Rages On. The burger chain … The company launched an app last year that not only offers a mobile payment platform, but also boasts a loyalty program that gives guests one free reward for every five visits to Whataburger. The system pushes the bounds of delivery freshness through robotics; pre-assembled pizza orders are cooked and sliced within the bed of a Toyota Tundra pickup. Founder and former CEO John Schnatter’s controversial comments and actions finally caught up with Papa John’s bottom line in 2018, just as things were starting to quiet down in the media. The company claims the new offering has "the most pepperoni and cheese of any large round standard menu 1-topping pepperoni pizza sold by the other three major national pizza chains, at the very best price.". Culver's CEO Phil Keiser sadly passed away last fall; CFO Joseph Koss replaced him as chief executive. That same month, Niren Chaudhary left fellow JAB Holdings brand Krispy Kreme to become Panera’s new CEO. The coffee giant has spent the past year driving expansion in its Asian markets and honing its environmental initiatives with investments in solar and wind farms. Edmunds' expert review of the Used 2017 INFINITI QX50 provides the latest look at trim-level features and specs, performance, safety, and comfort. Fifty brands rise above the rest in the $234 billion limited-service restaurant industry. In February, Wendy’s finally reached a settlement in a series of class-action lawsuits stemming from massive security breaches in 2015 and 2016. Subway unveiled a new logo and branding last year, and this year made a play for millennial consumers by serving free mini sandwiches at several music festivals across the country. 3 employer of choice in Glassdoor’s annual ranking, beating out the likes of Google and Facebook. The 83-year-old burger chain remains an interesting enigma in the quick-service space, with news scarce and its head honcho, Sardar Biglari, a mysterious force behind the curtain. [DOWNLOAD] QSR 50 Data 2008-2018. QSR Magazine is the premier source of news and insight for all quick-service and fast casual brands. Having celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016, Five Guys has another milestone it can boast about in the better-burger wars: In this year's Harris Poll, it was voted customers' favorite burger chain—ahead of beloved California stalwart In-N-Out Burger. 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These changes are already translating to dollars and cents, with the company posting quarterly sales gains as of late. Its Breakfast Anytime program launched last year to offset weak coffee and pastry sales, and so far it’s been positively received. The CKE brands made plenty of headlines because of former CEO Andy Puzder's failed bid to become President Trump's secretary of labor. The Company has approximately 27,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and the United States territories. What Will the Fast-Food Experience Look Like in 2021? quick serves to the punch. Texas-based Whataburger never garners the national adoration of competitors like Shake Shack and In-N-Out, but that does little to squelch fan fervor—and the numbers prove it. Sonic this year announced major franchising deals that will expand its presence in markets like Washington, D.C., and New York City. 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