Some popular fast food restaurants in the United States include McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, Burger King and Wendy's. As of 2014, these are the most successful fast food chains in America in terms of system-wide sales. McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway are also very popular fast food chains internationally.
In 2014, McDonald's had $35.4 billion in sales in the United States. McDonald's is also one of the top franchises with nearly 30,000 franchises worldwide as of 2015.
In 2014, Starbucks had $12.7 billion dollars in system-wide sales in the United States and is currently the most popular coffee chain in the world. Starbucks' are anticipated to go up to $30 billion per year in 2019 because of expansion in China, India, Japan and Brazil.
In 2014, Subway had $11.9 billion dollars in sales in the United States. As of 2015, Subway has more franchises than McDonald's with more than 43,000 locations in 107 countries. It is currently the largest single-restaurant chain in the world.
In 2014, Burger King had $8.6 billion in system-wide sales. Burger King does not have a significant international presence because it only has four locations outside of the United States.
In 2014, Wendy's closely trailed Burger King with $8.5 billion in sales in the United States.