50 Largest Restaurant Chains in America

Some of the most popular restaurant chains in the country aren’t the most successful. While customers may report how much they like (or dislike) a restaurant on surveys, the true way to tell whether a restaurant is popular or not is to look at where those customers put their money—not where they put their mouth.

That’s why we consulted Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2020 Top 200 report on the top 50 chains with the highest systemwide total sales to determine the largest popular restaurant chains in America. Every year, NRN compiles the data for this report to reveal an “in-depth look at the health of the industry and the performance of its biggest players.”

Our list—ranked from lowest to highest in sales—is made up of popular restaurant chains with many locations nationwide (like Chick-fil-A, Burger King, and McDonald’s) as well as regional restaurant chains (like Culver’s

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Yum China (YUMC) Unveils First Taco Bell Store in Beijing

In a bid to expand in the Chinese mainland, Yum China Holdings, Inc. YUMC recently announced the opening of its first Taco Bell store in Beijing on Aug 21. Currently, there are 11 Taco Bell stores in China, including the recent openings in Shenzhen and Ningbo.

Located in the Liangmaqiao district, the new store offers culture-centric, Mexican-inspired food such as nachos, tacos, quesadillas and burritos. Additionally, new menu items such as rice bowl, seasoned bone chicken and taco pizza have been developed exclusively for China markets. The store also offers digital capabilities, mobile pre-orders and takeaway features.

CEO of Yum China, Joey Wat, stated, “We believe that there is a growing appetite for Taco Bell, and we will continue to review and refine Taco Bell’s service model and offerings for the Chinese market. We also look forward to bringing this fun and dynamic brand to other parts of the country

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Restaurant chain in China apologizes for suggesting menu items based on customer weight

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  • A chain restaurant in China apologized for weighing customers for food recommendations, CNN reported.

  • The popular Hunan chain Chuiyan Fried Beef asked customers to step on a scale to weigh themselves so that a guide could recommend dishes based on their weight. 

  • In efforts to build food security and reduce food waste, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized that fostering “a social environment where waste is shameful and thriftiness is applaudable,” state-run media reported.

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A restaurant chain in China publicly apologized for weighing customers to give them menu recommendations before entering the restaurant, CNN reported.

Chulyan Fried Beef, a popular chain based in Hunan, asked customers to step on scales so that they could weigh themselves before entering the restaurant. Based

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Danny’s Chinese Kitchen Opens Massapequa Location

MASSAPEQUA, NY — Danny’s Chinese Kitchen has opened a second location in Massapequa. The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop business owners and brothers Danny and David Antin from forging ahead.

The American-owned Chinese restaurant, located at 20 Broadway, offers takeout, free delivery, curbside pickup (upon request) and catering services.

“We’re thrilled to open and be part of the Massapequas,” said Danny Antin. “It’s a remarkable accomplishment for us to open during these unprecedented and sell my house fast jacksonville challenging times, and while we’re adjusting to a new normal, our recipe for success remains the same: outstanding service, delicious Chinese food made from fresh ingredients, in an immaculately clean environment.”

Danny’s Chinese Kitchen’s features lunch specials, combination platters, chef specialties, healthy choices and vegetarian options. Signature items include Barbecue Spare Ribs, General Tso’s and Sesame Chicken, Pastrami Egg Rolls and Lo Mein Zoodles (zucchini noodles). The full menu can be viewed

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