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2021 Multi-Brand 50

2021 Multi-Brand 50

The 2021 Multi-Brand 50 ranking highlights the largest franchisees in the U.S. and their 25 favorite brands.

RANK

COMPANY

BRANDS

UNITS

1

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

 

2,355

   

PIZZA HUT

937

   

APPLEBEE’S

444

   

ARBY’S

367

   

TACO BELL

280

   

WENDY’S

194

   

PANERA BREAD

133

2

CARROLS GROUP

 

1,075

   

BURGER KING

1,010

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

65

3

SUN HOLDINGS

 

1,045

   

BURGER KING

293

   

T-MOBILE

160

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

150

   

TACO BUENO

148

   

ARBY’S

94

   

GNC LIVE WELL

80

   

IHOP

41

   

CICIS

31

   

GOLDEN CORRAL

20

   

KRISPY KREME

18

   

AIRPORT RESTAURANTS

10

4

KBP FOODS

 

895

   

KFC

767

   

TACO BELL

128

5

DHANANI GROUP

 

824

   

BURGER KING

503

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

284

   

LA MADELEINE FRENCH BAKERY & CAFE

37

6

PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS

 

790

   

SUBWAY

235

   

CINNABON

160

   

DENNY’S

120

   

WENDY’S

86

   

MCDONALD’S

62

   

ARBY’S

58

   

DQ TREAT

22

   

TACO BELL

18

   

AUNTIE ANNE’S

11

   

PIZZA HUT

7

   

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL

6

   

BURGER KING

3

   

IHOP

1

   

CHESTER’S

1

7

MUY BRANDS

 

768

   

PIZZA HUT

371

   

WENDY’S

317

   

TACO BELL

80

8

ARAMARK

 

637

   

CHICK-FIL-A

122

   

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS

108

   

SUBWAY

56

   

PANDA EXPRESS

45

   

OATH PIZZA

39

   

WHICH WICH

34

   

PAPA JOHN’S

26

   

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL

22

   

PIZZA HUT

21

   

DUNKIN’

21

   

STEAK 'N SHAKE

19

   

FRESHII

14

   

JAMBA

11

   

QDOBA MEXICAN EATS

10

   

TACO BELL

9

   

RAISING CANE'S

7

   

CHILI'S

6

   

TIM HORTONS

6

   

MOOYAH

5

   

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE

4

   

ERBERT & GERBERT'S SANDWICH SHOP

4

   

QUIZNOS

4

   

WENDY'S

4

   

MCALISTER'S DELI

4

   

PJ'S COFFEE OF NEW ORLEANS

3

   

CARIBOU COFFEE

3

   

KFC

3

   

BURGERFI

2

   

COSI

2

   

DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE

2

   

PANERA BREAD

2

   

VILLAGE JUICE CO.

2

   

BEEF 'O' BRADY'S

2

   

PINKBERRY

2

   

WAHOO'S FISH TACO

2

   

NATHAN'S FAMOUS

2

   

FIREHOUSE SUBS

2

   

EXTREME PITA

2

   

IHOP

2

   

LA MADELEINE FRENCH BAKERY & CAFE

2

   

DENNY'S

1

9

LOVE'S TRAVEL STOPS & COUNTRY STORES

 

534

   

SUBWAY

229

   

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

122

   

CHESTER'S

119

   

HARDEE'S

50

   

TACO JOHN'S

4

   

IHOP

3

   

DUNKIN'

3

   

ARBY'S

2

   

DQ TREAT

2

9

ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICES

 

534

   

SUBWAY

137

   

BURGER KING

109

   

CHARLEYS

82

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

56

   

TACO BELL

40

   

ARBY'S

29

   

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS

20

   

QDOBA MEXICAN EATS

17

   

MANCHU WOK

10

   

DUNKIN'

7

   

WINGZONE

6

   

BASKIN-ROBBINS

6

   

BLIMPIE

6

   

PIZZA HUT

5

   

TACO JOHN'S

2

   

SLIM CHICKENS

2

11

GPS HOSPITALITY

 

480

   

BURGER KING

394

   

PIZZA HUT

67

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

19

12

SPEEDWAY 

 

477

   

DUNKIN'

450

   

SUBWAY

16

   

WENDY'S

11

13

SUMMIT RESTAURANT GROUP

 

390

   

IHOP

271

   

APPLEBEE'S

119

14

AMPEX BRANDS

 

382

   

KFC

202

   

PIZZA HUT

141

   

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

39

15

HARMAN MANAGEMENT

 

374

   

KFC

256

   

A&W

113

   

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

5

16

SIZZLING PLATTER

 

368

   

LITTLE CAESARS

258

   

WINGSTOP

62

   

DUNKIN'

27

   

SIZZLER

15

   

RED ROBIN

6

16

JIB MANAGEMENT/YADAV ENTERPRISES

 

368

   

JACK IN THE BOX

221

   

DENNY'S

81

   

TGI FRIDAYS

66

18

CHARTER FOODS

 

340

   

TACO BELL

258

   

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

50

   

KFC

24

   

PIZZA HUT

8

19

COMPASS GROUP USA

 

323

   

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS

54

   

SUBWAY

43

   

BLIMPIE

35

   

DUNKIN'

23

   

PAPA JOHN'S

22

   

PANDA EXPRESS

21

   

PIZZA HUT

14

   

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

11

   

JAMBA

10

   

SALSARITA'S FRESH MEXICAN GRILL

6

   

STEAK 'N SHAKE

6

   

TACO BELL

5

   

SMASHBURGER

5

   

WENDY'S

5

   

PJ'S COFFEE OF NEW ORLEANS

4

   

CARIBOU COFFEE

4

   

TIM HORTONS

3

   

CHILI'S

3

   

QUIZNOS

3

   

WHICH WICH

3

   

FIREHOUSE SUBS

2

   

FREDDY'S FROZEN CUSTARD & STEAKBURGERS

2

   

MARCO'S PIZZA

2

   

SBARRO

2

   

FRESHII

2

   

ERBERT & GERBERT'S SANDWICH SHOP

2

   

BASKIN-ROBBINS

2

   

ILLY

2

   

JOHNNY ROCKETS

2

   

PLANET SMOOTHIE

2

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

2

   

BEN & JERRY'S

2

   

PITA PIT

2

   

QDOBA MEXICAN EATS

2

   

BURGER KING

2

   

KFC

2

   

IHOP

2

   

SLIM CHICKENS

2

   

JASON'S DELI

2

   

NATHAN'S FAMOUS

2

   

CALIFORNIA TORTILLA

1

   

DENNY'S

1

   

BOJANGLES'

1

19

SODEXO 

 

323

   

CHICK-FIL-A

74

   

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS

69

   

SUBWAY

38

   

PIZZA HUT

23

   

DUNKIN'

21

   

JAMBA

11

   

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

8

   

TACO BELL

8

   

QDOBA MEXICAN EATS

7

   

STEAK 'N SHAKE

7

   

PAPA JOHN'S

6

   

ERBERT & GERBERT'S SANDWICH SHOP

6

   

GARBANZO MEDITERRANEAN FRESH

5

   

BAJA FRESH

5

   

THE HABIT BURGER GRILL

3

   

BURGER KING

3

   

HOT STUFF PIZZA

3

   

MCALISTER'S DELI

3

   

CARIBOU COFFEE

2

   

BASKIN-ROBBINS

2

   

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

2

   

COSI

2

   

QUIZNOS

2

   

SBARRO

2

   

PANERA BREAD

2

   

BLAZE PIZZA

2

   

DQ TREAT

2

   

TIM HORTONS

2

   

MOOYAH

2

   

DENNY'S

1

21

WKS RESTAURANT GROUP

 

322

   

DENNY'S

126

   

WENDY'S

86

   

EL POLLO LOCO

66

   

KRISPY KREME

34

   

BLAZE PIZZA

10

22

THE COVELLI FAMILY LTD PARTNERSHIP

 

316

   

PANERA BREAD

303

   

DQ GRILL & CHILL/DQ TREAT

8

   

O'CHARLEY'S

5

23

PACIFIC BELLS 

 

307

   

TACO BELL

240

   

KFC

67

24

K-MAC ENTERPRISES 

 

306

   

TACO BELL

289

   

KFC

11

   

GOLDEN CORRAL

6

25

DESERT DE ORO FOODS 

 

297

   

TACO BELL

209

   

PIZZA HUT

88

26

G&M OIL CO 

 

296

   

CHEVRON

157

   

EXTRAMILE

131

   

TEXACO

8

27

HAZA FOODS

 

276

   

WENDY'S

250

   

TACO BELL

26

28

MANNA/BRIDGEMAN FOODS 

 

267

   

WENDY'S

157

   

FAZOLI'S

83

   

GOLDEN CORRAL

27

29

TA OPERATING 

 

265

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

68

   

TACO BELL

37

   

SUBWAY

36

   

BURGER KING

34

   

PIZZA HUT

29

   

DUNKIN'

19

   

ARBY'S

7

   

FUDDRUCKERS

4

   

CHARLEYS

4

   

FAZOLI'S

3

   

A&W

3

   

WENDY'S

3

   

BLACK BEAR DINER

2

   

KFC

2

   

CARL'S JR.

2

   

TACOTIME

2

   

HOT STUFF PIZZA

2

   

IHOP

2

   

BASKIN-ROBBINS

2

   

SUPER 8 BY WYNDHAM

2

   

NOBLE ROMAN'S

2

30

CIRCLE K STORES 

 

253

   

SUBWAY

165

   

BLIMPIE

37

   

HOT STUFF PIZZA

18

   

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

9

   

HARDEE'S

6

   

DQ TREAT

5

   

DQ GRILL & CHILL

4

   

NOBLE ROMAN'S

3

   

HUDDLE HOUSE

2

   

CHEVRON

2

   

TEXACO

2

31

MITRA QSR

 

248

   

KFC

205

   

TACO BELL

43

32

FUGATE ENTERPRISES

 

243

   

PIZZA HUT

168

   

TACO BELL

75

33

HMSHOST 

 

237

   

BURGER KING

60

   

SBARRO

22

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

19

   

QUIZNOS

15

   

CHILI'S

15

   

ROY ROGERS

14

   

CHICK-FIL-A

12

   

NATHAN'S FAMOUS

12

   

SMASHBURGER

5

   

GREAT STEAK

5

   

PANDA EXPRESS

4

   

KFC

4

   

MANCHU WOK

4

   

FIREHOUSE SUBS

4

   

LA MADELEINE FRENCH BAKERY & CAFE

3

   

JOHNNY ROCKETS

3

   

STEAK 'N SHAKE

3

   

PINKBERRY

3

   

CARL'S JR.

2

   

BURGERFI

2

   

BLAZE PIZZA

2

   

BURGER 21

2

   

YEUNG'S LOTUS EXPRESS

2

   

KELLY'S CAJUN GRILL

2

   

BLIMPIE

2

   

THE COUNTER

2

   

COLD STONE CREAMERY

2

   

PACIUGO GELATO & CAFFE

2

   

UNA MAS

2

   

A&W

2

   

BAJA FRESH

2

   

COUSINS SUBS

2

   

WINGSTOP

2

34

APPLE HOSPITALITY REIT

 

235

   

HILTON GARDEN INN

45

   

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

39

   

HAMPTON INN BY HILTON

39

   

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON

36

   

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT

34

   

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT

13

   

FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT

9

   

TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT

9

   

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON

6

   

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON

3

   

MARRIOTT HOTELS

2

35

ADF COMPANIES

 

233

   

PIZZA HUT

218

   

PANERA BREAD

15

36

ALVARADO CONCEPTS/PALO ALTO

 

232

   

TACO BELL

200

   

KFC

32

37

DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT GROUP

 

230

   

TACO BELL

214

   

ARBY'S

16

38

QUALITY DINING 

 

228

   

BURGER KING

189

   

CHILI'S

39

39

MARLU INVESTMENT GROUP

 

224

   

ARBY'S

115

   

LITTLE CAESARS

40

   

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

27

   

JACK IN THE BOX

20

   

TGI FRIDAYS

22

40

PREMIER KINGS 

 

220

   

BURGER KING

198

   

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

22

41

QUALITY HUTS MIDWEST 

 

219

   

PIZZA HUT

192

   

ARBY'S

27

42

TASTY RESTAURANT GROUP

 

216

   

PIZZA HUT

153

   

BURGER KING

63

43

BORDER FOODS 

 

204

   

TACO BELL

190

   

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

14

43

EYM GROUP

 

204

   

PIZZA HUT

174

   

BURGER KING

30

45

COTTI FOODS

 

196

   

WENDY'S

106

   

TACO BELL

85

   

PIEOLOGY PIZZERIA

5

46

WENDY'S OF COLORADO SPRINGS

 

189

   

WENDY'S

181

   

GOLDEN CORRAL

8

47

FEAST ENTERPRISES

 

185

   

JACK IN THE BOX

132

   

DENNY'S

35

   

CORNER BAKERY CAFE

18

48

NORTHWEST RESTAURANTS

 

181

   

TACO BELL

117

   

KFC

52

   

A&W

12

49

TEAM LYDERS

 

175

   

TACO BELL

162

   

KFC

7

   

PIZZA HUT

3

   

ARBY'S

3

50

HAMRA ENTERPRISES

 

170

   

WENDY'S

91

   

PANERA BREAD

70

   

NOODLES & COMPANY

8

   

HOLIDAY INN

1

TOP 25 BRANDS OF THE 2020 MULTI-BRAND 50

RANK

BRAND

UNITS

1

BURGER KING

2,904

2

TACO BELL

2,713

3

PIZZA HUT

2,619

4

KFC

1,634

5

WENDY'S

1,491

6

SUBWAY

955

7

ARBY'S

718

8

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

682

9

DUNKIN'

571

10

APPLEBEE'S

563

11

PANERA BREAD

525

12

JACK IN THE BOX

373

13

DENNY'S

365

14

IHOP

322

15

LITTLE CAESARS

298

16

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS

251

17

CHICK-FIL-A

208

18

T-MOBILE

160

18

CINNABON

160

20

CHEVRON

159

21

TACO BUENO

148

22

EXTRAMILE

131

23

A&W

130

24

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

124

25

CHESTER'S

120

Published: May 30th, 2021

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