10 Fasted Growing Restaurant Chains

by Mark

While the top 500 chains struggled as a whole in 2009, certain brands and industry segments bucked the trend with growth in sales and locations.

The 10 fastest growing chains with 2009 sales over $200 million

Ranked by largest percentage sales increase with concept name; 2009 U.S. systemwide sales; % sales increase

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries; $453 million; 50%
  • Tim Hortons; $446 million; 23%
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar; $1,496 million; 22%
  • Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop; $602 million; 21%
  • Wingstop; $307 million; 20%
  • Noodles & Company; $230 million; 15%
  • BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse; $430 million; 14%
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill; $1,517 million; 14%
  • Firehouse Subs; $206 million; 10%
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works; $246 million; 10%
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