Chick-fil-A Surpassed Taco Bell as Most Popular Restaurant Chain
It's Chick-fil-A's pleasure to serve you, and because of that, the chicken tender dealer continues to make remarkable strides in becoming America's favorite fast-food restaurant. Could it be that we are all obsessed with getting treated with the utmost respect and importance? I think so. The kind employees and delicious meals are really paying off for Chick-fil-A.
According to Restaurant Business magazine, the Lord's Chicken netted $11.32 billion in sales in 2019, replacing Taco Bell on the coveted list of the most popular restaurant chains in America.
Mcdonald's reigns king with their number one spot on the list. The Golden Arches brought in a whopping $40.41 billion and they are also showing a 4.9% increase in sales. Starbucks came in at number 2 on the list raking in $21.38 billion with an 8.6% increase in their sales.
Chick-fil-A's sales increased by 13% and that's probably what leapfrogged them over Taco Bell and Subway. While there are only 2,363 Chick-fil-A locations, the wrap-around lines and prompt service have ensured a steady success rate for the Georgia based company.
Taco Bell didn't roll over, they were close behind Chick-fil-A with $11.29 billion in sales in 2019, their growth rate of 9% was close behind Chick-fil-A's 13% growth. Taco Bell came in 4th on the list. Burger King ranked 5th with $10.2 billion in 2019. Subway took a 2% decline in sales last year which kicked them off the top 5 list.
Remember when folks were worried about the business at Chick-fil-A after the Chicken Battle of 2019 with Popeye's? turns out we had nothing to be worried about after all.