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2016 Multi-Brand 50

FRANdata has been alongside us supplying data on multi-brand franchising for 9 years now. In this issue you will find their list of the 50 largest multi-brand franchisees in the U.S., as well as a list of their 25 most popular brands. Restaurant brands continue to predominate, with some of the most popular this year being Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Hardee's.

1

NPC INTERNATIONAL

1,499

 

PIZZA HUT

1,277

 

WENDY'S

220

 

TACO BELL

2

2

TARGET CORP

1,197

 

 

1,195

 

COLD STONE CREAMERY

2

3

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

725

 

APPLEBEE'S

480

 

TACO BELL

200

 

PANERA BREAD

45

4

SUN HOLDINGS

639

 

BURGER KING

290

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

110

 

T-MOBILE

89

 

ARBY'S

75

 

CICIS

36

 

GOLDEN CORRAL

24

 

KRISPY KREME

15

 

AIRPORTS (MISC. BRANDS)

10

5

DHANANI GROUP

594

 

BURGER KING

469

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

125

6

ARAMARK

553

 

CHICK-FIL-A

114

 

EINSTEIN BROS.

110

 

SUBWAY

59

 

PAPA JOHN'S

39

 

PIZZA HUT

34

 

PANDA EXPRESS

31

 

QUIZNOS

21

 

JAMBA JUICE

19

 

TACO BELL

17

 

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

14

 

TIM HORTONS

10

 

FRESHII

7

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

6

 

CHILI'S

6

 

QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL

6

 

RAISING CANE'S

5

 

WHICH WICH

5

 

SBARRO

5

 

MOOYAH

4

 

EXTREME PITA

4

 

ERBERT & GERBERT'S

4

 

MCALISTER'S DELI

4

 

WENDY'S

4

 

KFC

3

 

WAHOO'S FISH TACO

2

 

DUNKIN' DONUTS

2

 

PINKBERRY

2

 

BLIMPIE

2

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE

2

 

COSI

2

 

DENNY'S

2

 

IHOP

2

 

JACK IN THE BOX

2

 

RISING ROLL

2

 

STEAK 'N SHAKE

2

7

MUY BRANDS

513

 

PIZZA HUT

305

 

WENDY'S

88

 

TACO BELL

75

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

45

8

ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICES

489

 

BURGER KING

126

 

SUBWAY

104

 

CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS

85

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

50

 

TACO BELL

41

 

EINSTEIN BROS.

18

 

ARBY'S

15

 

TACO JOHN'S

10

 

WING ZONE

9

 

BLIMPIE

8

 

PIZZA HUT

7

 

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

6

 

CINNABON

4

 

DOMINO'S

3

 

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

3

9

PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS

479

 

SUBWAY

203

 

CINNABON

112

 

WENDY'S

84

 

ARBY'S

40

 

TACO BELL

16

 

PIZZA HUT

7

 

DQ TREAT

7

 

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

3

 

HOT STUFF PIZZA

3

 

KFC

2

 

CARVEL ICE CREAM SHOPPE

2

10

HARMAN MANAGEMENT CORP

400

 

KFC

260

 

A&W

117

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

20

 

PIZZA HUT

3

11

HMSHOST

396

 

BURGER KING

69

 

NATHAN'S FAMOUS

51

 

QUIZNOS

35

 

SBARRO

34

 

CHILI'S

27

 

PIZZA HUT

24

 

GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL

23

 

ROY ROGERS

19

 

CINNABON

17

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

15

 

FAMOUS FAMIGLIA

9

 

CHICK-FIL-A

7

 

KFC

6

 

GREAT STEAK & POTATO COMPANY

5

 

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

4

 

RUBY'S DINER

4

 

DUNKIN' DONUTS

3

 

STEAK 'N SHAKE

3

 

MAX & ERMA'S

3

 

EINSTEIN BROS.

3

 

TCBY

3

 

JAMBA JUICE

2

 

A&W

2

 

BAJA FRESH

2

 

BLIMPIE

2

 

COLD STONE CREAMERY

2

 

DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE

2

 

MANCHU WOK

2

 

MIAMI SUBS GRILL

2

 

PINKBERRY

2

 

SALSARITA'S

2

 

SMASHBURGER

2

 

SONNY BRYAN'S SMOKEHOUSE

2

 

YEUNG'S LOTUS EXPRESS

2

 

SUBWAY

2

 

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

2

 

KELLY'S CAJUN GRILL

2

12

SODEXO

389

 

A&W

3

 

BAJA FRESH

7

 

BLIMPIE

4

 

BURGER KING

10

 

CARL'S JR

2

 

CHICK-FIL-A

56

 

DENNY'S

1

 

DQ TREAT

2

 

EINSTEIN BROS.

73

 

ERBERT & GERBERT'S

10

 

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

2

 

JAMBA JUICE

29

 

MCALISTER'S DELI

3

 

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

5

 

MRS. FIELDS

1

 

PAPA JOHN'S

10

 

PIZZA HUT

46

 

PLANET SUB

3

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE

2

 

QUIZNOS

6

 

SUBWAY

23

 

TACO BELL

19

 

TIM HORTONS

8

 

UFOOD GRILL

11

 

WOW CAFE & WINGERY

53

13

SUMMIT RESTAURANT GROUP

381

 

IHOP

262

 

APPLEBEE'S

119

14

MANNA/ERJ DINING/MILLENNIAL RESTAURANT GROUP

378

 

WENDY'S

240

 

CHILI'S

125

 

BLAZE PIZZA

13

15

JIB MANAGEMENT

375

 

JACK IN THE BOX

225

 

DENNY'S

71

 

TGI FRIDAYS

64

 

EL POLLO LOCO

6

 

CORNER BAKERY

5

 

SIZZLER

4

16

TACALA

372

 

TACO BELL

307

 

SONIC DRIVE-IN

65

17

UNITED STATES BEEF CORP

329

 

ARBY'S

323

 

TACO BUENO

6

18

LUND BROWN ENTERPRISES

315

 

HARDEE'S

300

 

CARL'S JR

10

 

DUNKIN' DONUTS

3

 

TACO BELL

1

 

PIZZA HUT

1

19

STRATEGIC RESTAURANTS ACQUISITION COMPANY

313

 

BURGER KING

287

 

TGI FRIDAYS

26

20

ADF COMPANIES

306

 

PIZZA HUT

290

 

PANERA BREAD

16

21

KBP FOODS

301

 

KFC

252

 

TACO BELL

49

22

WILCOHESS

280

 

DUNKIN' DONUTS

234

 

WENDY'S

29

 

SUBWAY

11

 

ARBY'S

4

 

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

2

23

K-MAC ENTERPRISES

276

 

TACO BELL

231

 

KFC

45

24

THE COVELLI FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

268

 

PANERA BREAD

259

 

DQ GRILL & CHILL

9

25

FUGATE ENTERPRISES

244

 

PIZZA HUT

172

 

TACO BELL

72

26

TA OPERATING

243

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

57

 

SUBWAY

43

 

TACO BELL

38

 

PIZZA HUT

33

 

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

31

 

BURGER KING

28

 

WENDY'S

3

 

NOBLE ROMAN'S PIZZA

2

 

KNIGHTS INN

2

 

HOT STUFF PIZZA

2

 

QUIZNOS

2

 

TIM HORTONS

2

27

HESS CORP

224

 

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

112

 

QUIZNOS

109

 

BURGER KING

3

28

LOVE'S TRAVEL STOPS & COUNTRY STORES

216

 

ARBY'S

50

 

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

13

29

QUALITY DINING

212

 

BURGER KING

164

 

CHILI'S

48

30

FALCON HOLDINGS

210

 

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

165

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

45

31

APEX RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT

206

 

KFC

89

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

69

 

A&W

30

 

TACO BELL

18

32

MARLU INVESTMENT GROUP

202

 

ARBY'S

47

 

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

42

 

SEARS OUTLET & APPLIANCE STORES

33

 

LITTLE CAESARS

27

 

TGI FRIDAYS

22

 

JACK IN THE BOX

21

 

SIZZLER

5

 

CAPTAIN D'S

5

33

DESERT DE ORO FOODS

191

 

PIZZA HUT

23

 

TACO BELL

168

34

THE PANTRY

187

 

SUBWAY

150

 

LITTLE CAESARS

20

 

DQ TREAT

8

 

DQ GRILL & CHILL

5

 

NOBLE ROMAN'S PIZZA

2

 

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

2

35

FRANCHISE MANAGEMENT

187

 

PIZZA HUT

139

 

KFC

48

36

COMPASS GROUP USA

186

 

PAPA JOHN'S

65

 

EINSTEIN BROS.

28

 

SUBWAY

23

 

QUIZNOS

12

 

JAMBA JUICE

8

 

PIZZA HUT

8

 

TACO BELL

5

 

TIM HORTONS

4

 

WENDY'S

4

 

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL

4

 

PINKBERRY

3

 

BURGER KING

3

 

WHICH WICH

3

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

2

 

BOJANGLES'

2

 

DENNY'S

2

 

JASON'S DELI

2

 

KFC

2

 

SMASHBURGER

2

 

JOHNNY ROCKETS

2

 

UNO DUE GO

2

37

SIZZLING PLATTER

180

 

LITTLE CAESARS

162

 

SIZZLER

18

38

CHARTER FOODS

177

 

TACO BELL

85

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

75

 

A&W

17

39

CELEBRATION RESTAURANT GROUP

175

 

PIZZA HUT

134

 

TACO BELL

41

40

JRN

170

 

KFC

169

 

PIZZA HUT

1

41

INTERFOODS OF AMERICA (SAILORMEN)

168

 

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

150

 

BURGER KING

18

42

SERVUS!

163

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

103

 

WENDY'S

31

 

DENNY'S

20

 

GRANDY'S

9

43

DOHERTY ENTERPRISES

160

 

APPLEBEE'S

107

 

PANERA BREAD

42

 

NOODLES AND COMPANY

5

 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE

3

 

CHEVYS FRESH MEX

2

 

IHOP

1

44

SUNDANCE

159

 

TACO BELL

157

 

KFC

2

45

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF WICHITA

154

 

PIZZA HUT

138

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

16

46

VKC GROUP

151

 

SUBWAY

121

 

PRETZELMAKER

8

 

MOOYAH

4

 

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES

18

 

PIZZA HUT

134

 

TACO BELL

41

47

APPLE GOLD

139

 

APPLEBEE'S

133

 

BURGER KING

6

47

APPLE INVESTORS GROUP

139

 

BURGER KING

85

 

APPLEBEE'S

54

49

VALENTI MANAGEMENT

138

 

WENDY'S

122

 

CHILI'S

16

50

SUMMIT RESTAURANT GROUP

131

 

PIZZA HUT

116

 

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

15

Top 25 Brands of the 2016 Multi-Brand 50

1

PIZZA HUT

4,087

2

TACO BELL

1,583

3

BURGER KING

1,558

4

APPLEBEE'S

893

5

KFC

878

6

WENDY'S

825

7

SUBWAY

739

8

ARBY'S

554

9

POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN

515

10

LONG JOHN SILVER'S

388

11

PANERA BREAD

362

12

HARDEE'S

300

13

IHOP

265

14

JACK IN THE BOX

248

15

DUNKIN' DONUTS

242

16

EINSTEIN BROS.

232

17

CHILI'S

222

18

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

215

19

LITTLE CAESARS

209

20

QUIZNOS

185

21

CHICK-FIL-A

177

22

A&W

169

23

GODFATHER'S PIZZA

165

24

CINNABON

133

25

PAPA JOHN'S

114

Source: FRANdata

Published: May 12th, 2016

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