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Fast-food restaurant operators such as McDonald's (MCD +0.2%), Yum Brands (YUM -2.0%), Jack In the Box (BOX +0.9%), and Wendy's (WEN -0.9%) keep an eye on the aggressive northward expansion of Chick-fil-A, the mega-successful franchise chain that until a recent flareup over gay marriage was running nicely under the radar. A fixture in the South, Chick-fil-A boasts an industry-best average sales per location of $2.9M.
Comments (11)
  • its only a "flare-up" for those who love sin and hate the first amendment; this chain will keep growing - just wait for tomorrow and you will see the support
    some MCD and KFC restaurants are supporting them
    31 Jul 2012, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • I support Chic-fil-A 100%.
    31 Jul 2012, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • "The chain has the biggest sales per unit in fast-food, according to QSR Magazine. In 2011, the company generated gross sales of $2.9 million per location, outpacing the average unit sales of runner-up McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) by $400,000, the magazine said in its August 2012 issue"

     

    and this with much smaller stores than MCD
    31 Jul 2012, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • Recent flareup? I was there yesterday and it was packed! More than I've ever seen. Business looks good to me.
    31 Jul 2012, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • Keep in mind that $2.9 million average sales is done in only
    six days per week vs. all seven for all other brands.
    31 Jul 2012, 03:44 PM Reply Like
  • The newer stores are most certainly NOT smaller than McDonald's.
    31 Jul 2012, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • the appreciation day tomorrow will be off the charts for sales and revenues;
    the more they are attacked by the mayors of chicago and boston and DC and hollywood the more they will succeed
    31 Jul 2012, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • Too bad it's privately held, I'd love to buy in.
    31 Jul 2012, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • MCD and YUM have all international presence. After a recent visit to China it is clear that the US market is not the main one for brands such as MCD and YUM. As long as Chick-Fil-A stays in the US, MCD and YUM should not be concerned at all. Not everything has to do with the US market - this is a global economy!
    1 Aug 2012, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • Chick-fil-A will remain a regional stronghold in the South that leads the nation in illiteracy; creationist teaching in schools, hence the nation's lowest science scores; abstinence as the sole method of pregnancy prevention, hence also leads in new aids contraction; and still leads the nation in cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.

     

    No wonder Southern residents are flocking there. They don't know any better.
    2 Aug 2012, 06:08 PM Reply Like
  • 153972 - Obviously, you are from Alabama.
    2 Aug 2012, 11:25 PM Reply Like
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