38 Largest US Restaurant Chains By Number of Locations (2022)

McDonald’s leads the race of fast food chains in US in both terms of revenue & number of locations. The company has more than 40,000 restaurants worldwide as of 2022.

38 Largest US Restaurant Chains by Total Locations

RankingChainLocationsYear
1.McDonald’s 40,0312021
2.Subway36,8402022
3.Starbucks34,9482022
4.KFC26,9342021
5.Dominos19,2942022
6.Burger King19,2472021
7.Pizza Hut18,3812021
8.Dunkin’ Donuts13,1372019
9.Baskin-Robbins8,1602019
10.Hunt Brothers Pizza8,0002021
11.Taco Bell7,7912021
12.Dairy Queen7,0002021
13.Wendy’s 6,9492021
14.Papa John’s Pizza5,5712022
15.Tim Hortons4,4492021
16.Little Caesars4,1812021
17.Costa4,0002021
18.Popeyes3,7052021
19.Sonic Drive-In3,5262021
20.Arby’s 3,5002021
21.Jimmy Johns2,7002021
22.Chipotle2,9662021
23.Chick-Fil-A2,8182021
24.Panda Express2,3002021
25.Jack In The Box2,2072022
26.Panera Bread2,1172022
27.Waffle House1,9002022
28.Hardee’s1,8002022
29.IHOP1,7512021
30.Five Guys1,7002022
31.Applebees1,6802021
32.Denny’s1,6312022
33.Chilli’s1,5962022
34.Church’s Chicken1,5002022
35.Papa Murphy’s1,4042021
36.Auntie Anne’s1,2452022
37.Chester’s Chicken1,2002022
38.Carl’s Jr. 1,0002021

Sources: Company Annual Reports/Press Resleases/About US sections/Statista.