2018 Multi-Brand 50

2018 Multi-Brand 50

2018 Multi-Brand 50

Each spring, franchise update media publishes its multi-brand 50 ranking of the largest U.S. franchisees that operate more than one brand. To create the list, FRANdata combs through its extensive database to find the country's biggest multi-brand operators (by number of units). In addition, Franchise Update's editorial staff provides follow-up research to ensure that the list is as current as possible. The "MB50" also includes the top 25 brands these franchisees operate. The top 5 in 2018 were Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger King, KFC, and Wendy's. Only two of the top 15 were not food brands.

1

NPC International

1,530

 

Pizza Hut

1,144

 

Wendy's

386

2

Target

1,129

 

Pizza Hut

1,127

 

Cold Stone Creamery

2

3

Flynn Restaurant Group

885

 

Applebee's

475

 

Taco Bell

279

 

Panera Bread

131

4

Sun Holdings

829

 

Burger King

305

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

134

 

T-Mobile

127

 

GNC

87

 

Arby's

91

 

Cicis

32

 

Golden Corral

22

 

Krispy Kreme

21

 

Airports (Misc.)

10

5

Dhanani Group

817

 

Burger King

521

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

270

 

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

26

6

Muy Brands

755

 

Pizza Hut

366

 

Wendy's

310

 

Taco Bell

79

7

Aramark

591

 

Chick-Fil-A

116

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

115

 

Subway

61

 

Papa John's

40

 

Panda Express

39

 

Freshii

31

 

Pizza Hut

30

 

Which Wich

21

 

Moe's Southwest Grill

19

 

Jamba Juice

17

 

Taco Bell

14

 

Quiznos

12

 

Tim Hortons

9

 

Qdoba Mexican Eats

8

 

Steak 'N Shake

8

 

Chili's

6

 

Mcalister's Deli

5

 

Mooyah

4

 

Wahoo's Fish Taco

4

 

Wendy's

4

 

Cosi

3

 

Erbert And Gerbert's

3

 

KFC

3

 

Blimpie

2

 

Dunkin' Donuts

2

 

Nathan's Famous

2

 

Pinkberry

2

 

PJ'S Coffee Of New Orleans

2

 

The Extreme Pita

2

 

Wingstop

2

 

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

2

 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

2

 

Quaker Steak & Lube

1

8

KBP Foods

576

 

KFC

473

 

Taco Bell

80

 

Long John Silver's

21

9

Pilot Travel Centers

548

 

Subway

216

 

Cinnabon

161

 

Wendy's

56

 

Arby's

49

 

DQ Treat

20

 

Taco Bell

18

 

Moe's Southwest Grill

9

 

Pizza Hut

9

 

Carvel

2

 

Chester's Chicken

2

 

Hot Stuff Pizza

2

 

KFC

2

 

Mama Deluca's

2

10

Army & Air Force Exchange Services

491

 

Burger King

119

 

Subway

112

 

Charleys Philly Steaks

83

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

51

 

Taco Bell

44

 

Arby's

25

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

18

 

Wing Zone

10

 

Blimpie

8

 

Pizza Hut

7

 

Taco John's

4

 

Church's Chicken

2

 

Cinnabon

2

 

Domino'S Pizza

2

 

Godfather's Pizza

2

 

Qdoba Mexican Eats

2

11

GPS Hospitality

401

 

Burger King

380

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

21

12

Summit Restaurant Group

390

 

IHOP

250

 

Applebee's

140

13

Harman Management

388

 

KFC

253

 

A&W

115

 

Long John Silver's

17

 

Pizza Hut

3

14

United States Beef Corp

381

 

Arby's

365

 

Taco Bueno

15

15

Sodexo

378

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

70

 

Chick-Fil-A

59

 

WOW Cafe & Wingery

49

 

Subway

37

 

Pizza Hut

32

 

Taco Bell

15

 

Erbert And Gerbert's

12

 

Jamba Juice

12

 

UFood Grill

10

 

Papa John's

9

 

Burger King

6

 

Baja Fresh

5

 

Quiznos

5

 

Moe's Southwest Grill

5

 

Hot Stuff Pizza

4

 

Denny's

4

 

Tim Hortons

4

 

Currito

3

 

Cosi

3

 

Mcalister's Deli

3

 

Qdoba Mexican Eats

3

 

Steak 'N Shake

2

 

Blimpie

2

 

Carl's Jr.

2

 

A&W

2

 

Phillips Seafood

2

 

Godfather's Pizza

2

 

DQ Treat

2

 

Gold Star Chili

2

 

The Habit Burger Grill

2

 

Nrgize Lifestyle Cafe

2

 

Chester's Chicken

2

 

Sbarro

2

 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

1

 

PJ's Coffee Of New Orleans

1

 

Smoothie King

1

 

Quaker Steak & Lube

1

16

Yadav Enterprises

374

 

Jack In The Box

227

 

TGI Fridays

75

 

Denny's

39

 

El Pollo Loco

12

 

Corner Bakery Cafe

11

 

Marco's Pizza

5

 

Sizzler

5

17

Tacala

348

 

Taco Bell

281

 

Sonic

66

 

KFC

1

18

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

337

 

Subway

188

 

Chester's Chicken

91

 

Hardee's

34

 

Godfather's Pizza

17

 

Arby's

3

 

Taco John's

2

 

DQ Treat

2

19

TA Restaurant Group

331

 

Popeyes

66

 

Godfather's Pizza

52

 

Subway

51

 

Taco Bell

38

 

Pizza Hut/Pizza Hut Slice Bar

35

 

Burger King

32

 

Dunkin' Donuts

19

 

Arby's

8

 

Charleys Philly Steaks

4

 

Wendy's

3

 

Chester's Chicken

3

 

A&W

3

 

Sbarro

3

 

Fuddrucker's

3

 

Dairy Queen

2

 

Baskin-Robbins

2

 

Black Bear Diner

2

 

Champs Chicken

1

 

Tim Hortons

1

 

Taco Time

1

 

Hot Stuff Pizza

1

 

Noble Roman's Pizza

1

20

HMS Host

314

 

Burger King

62

 

Quiznos

25

 

Sbarro

24

 

Chili's

19

 

Pizza Hut

19

 

Cinnabon

17

 

The Great American Bagel

16

 

Roy Rogers

16

 

Nathan's Famous

14

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

14

 

Famous Famiglia Pizzeria

9

 

Chick-Fil-A

8

 

KFC

6

 

Johnny Rockets

5

 

Pinkberry

5

 

Smashburger

5

 

Shula Burger

5

 

Great Steak

4

 

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

4

 

Phillips Seafood

4

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

3

 

Ruby's Diner

3

 

Steak 'N Shake

3

 

A&W

2

 

Blimpie

2

 

Carl's Jr.

2

 

Godfather's Pizza

2

 

Kelly's Cajun Grill

2

 

Manchu Wok

2

 

Miami Grill

2

 

Moe's Southwest Grill

2

 

Wingstop

2

 

Yeung's Lotus Express

2

 

Pizza Bell Hop

2

 

Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill

1

 

Panda Express

1

21

Covelli Enterprises

298

 

Panera Bread

284

 

DQ Grill & Chill

7

 

DQ Treat

7

22

Sizzling Platter

296

 

Little Caesars

250

 

Dunkin' Donuts

27

 

Sizzler

19

23

K-MAC Enterprises

294

 

Taco Bell

271

 

KFC

17

 

Golden Corral

6

24

ADF Restaurant Group

286

 

Pizza Hut

271

 

Panera Bread

15

25

Compass Group USA

252

 

Papa John's

52

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

45

 

Subway

32

 

Pizza Hut

13

 

Panda Express

12

 

Moe's Southwest Grill

8

 

Quiznos

8

 

Denny's

6

 

Jamba Juice

6

 

PJ's Coffee Of New Orleans

5

 

Blimpie

4

 

Erbert And Gerbert's

4

 

Nathan's Famous

4

 

Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill

4

 

Tim Hortons

4

 

Wendy's

4

 

Sbarro

3

 

Smashburger

3

 

Taco Bell

3

 

Which Wich

3

 

Bojangles'

2

 

Burger King

2

 

Cheeburger Cheeburger

2

 

Chili's

2

 

Cosi

2

 

Illy

2

 

Freshii

2

 

Jason's Deli

2

 

Johnny Rockets

2

 

KFC

2

 

Marco's Pizza

2

 

Pita Pit

2

 

Tossed

2

 

California Tortilla

1

 

Built Custom Burgers

1

 

Slim Chickens

1

26

Fugate Enterprises

245

 

Pizza Hut

170

 

Taco Bell

75

27

Desert De Oro Foods

230

 

Pizza Hut

219

 

Taco Bell

11

28

Franchise Management Woodstock

227

 

Pizza Hut

139

 

KFC

88

29

Ampex Brands

215

 

KFC

103

 

Taco Bell

22

 

Tim Hortons

47

 

Pizza Hut

43

30

Charter Foods

214

 

Taco Bell

137

 

Long John Silver's

67

 

A&W

8

 

KFC

2

31

Circle K Stores

209

 

Subway

170

 

Blimpie

12

 

Hot Stuff Pizza

9

 

DQ Treat

6

 

DQ Grill & Chill

3

 

Noble Roman's Pizza

3

 

Church's Chicken

2

 

Huddle House

2

 

Tuscano's Italian Style Subs

2

32

Quality Dining

206

 

Burger King

161

 

Chili's

45

33

Konstantino Skrivanos

197

 

Dunkin' Donuts

151

 

Baskin-Robbins

46

34

Pacific Bells

193

 

Taco Bell

153

 

Buffalo Wild Wings

39

 

KFC

1

35

Mitra QSR

190

 

KFC

146

 

Taco Bell

44

36

Frauenshuh Hospitality Group

188

 

DQ Grill & Chill

187

 

DQ Treat

1

37

Border Foods

187

 

Taco Bell

178

 

Church's Chicken

4

 

KFC

2

 

Au Bon Pain

3

38

Cotti Foods

183

 

Wendy's

92

 

Taco Bell

82

 

Pieology

9

39

Falcon Holdings

180

 

Church's Chicken

74

 

Long John Silver's

42

 

Carl's Jr.

37

 

Hardee's

27

40

Sundance

176

 

Taco Bell

165

 

KFC

8

 

Pizza Hut

3

40

Apple Investors Group

176

 

Applebee's

54

 

Burger King

93

 

IHOP

7

 

Pizza Hut

18

 

Stevi B's Pizza Buffet

4

42

Northwest Restaurants

171

 

Taco Bell

88

 

KFC

54

 

A&W

12

 

Pizza Hut

10

 

Long John Silver's

7

43

WKS Restaurant Group

169

 

El Pollo Loco

62

 

Wendy's

52

 

Krispy Kreme

29

 

Denny's

26

44

Briad Restaurant Group

168

 

Wendy's

111

 

TGI Fridays

57

45

Celebration Restaurant Group/CFL Pizza/Bravo Foods

164

 

Pizza Hut

131

 

Taco Bell

33

46

Hamra Enterprises

157

 

Wendy's

90

 

Panera Bread

57

 

Noodles & Company

9

 

Holiday Inn Express

1

47

JRN

156

 

KFC

154

 

Pizza Hut

2

48

Doherty Enterprises

154

 

Applebee's

106

 

Panera Bread

43

 

Noodles & Company

5

49

Servus! (BR Associates )/Sidal

146

 

Long John Silver's

87

 

Wendy's

33

 

Denny's

21

 

Grandy's

5

50

Interfoods Of America (Sailormen)

143

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

128

 

Burger King

15

50

Summit Restaurant Group

143

 

Pizza Hut

130

 

Long John Silver's

13

Top 25 Brands of the 2018 Multi-Brand 50

1

Pizza Hut

3,921

2

Taco Bell

2,010

3

Burger King

1,596

4

KFC

1,315

5

Wendy's

1,141

6

Subway

867

7

Applebee's

775

8

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

684

9

Arby's

541

10

Panera Bread

530

11

IHOP

257

12

Long John Silver's

254

13

Einstein Bros. Bagels

251

14

Little Caesars

250

15

DQ Grill & Chill, DQ Treat, Dairy Queen

235

16

Jack In The Box

227

17

Dunkin' Donuts

189

18

Chick-Fil-A

183

19

Cinnabon

180

20

A&W

142

21

TGI Fridays

132

22

T-Mobile

127

23

Papa John's

101

24

Chester's Chicken

98

25

Charleys Philly Steaks

87

25

GNC

87

Source: FRANdata and Franchise Update Media

Published: November 16th, 2018

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