Skip to comments.Wendy's overtakes Burger King as No. 2 U.S. burger chain
Posted on 03/19/2012 8:27:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Wendy's is taking a bite out of Burger King in the fast food business.
Dave Thomas's restaurants became the No. 2-selling hamburger chain in the country last year, industry research firm Technomic said Monday, pushing Burger King back to the No. 3 spot. Burger King had been No. 2 spot since at least 1972, the earliest year for which Technomic has data.
Wendy's (WEN) U.S. sales totaled $8.5 billion last year, edging out Burger King and its $8.4 billion. Wendy's has roughly 5,900 locations in the U.S. compared with Burger King's 7,200.
McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500), meanwhile, dwarfed both with over $34 billion in sales last year at its 14,098 U.S. locations. It's the largest restaurant chain in the country, followed by Subway, Starbucks (SBUX, Fortune 500), Wendy's and Burger King. (McDonald's phasing out tiny cages for pigs)
Five Guys Burgers and Fries ranked as the fastest-growing chain in the U.S. last year, Technomic said, followed by Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) and Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop.
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That’s weird, no SoCal locations..
You sure would!
I can recall getting a Whopper in 1970 and the darn thing being delicious. That flame broiling was real. The junk they serve now isn’t even close.
The Whopper (or the triple in my case) is a great burger, my beef with BK is their mediocre fries.
The only burger that I ever buy at MacDonald is the plain old single with cheese.
I only buy those because you can eat them driving and in a rush.
Bt its like industrial food, a step above a space bar LOL
A Feb. 10, 2010, press release:
Im addicted to the chili. Always have been.
Never liked the Jack, McDonalds, Carls, BK or Wendy’s.
I really like In n Out, Fudruckers..... haven’t been to or found a Five Guys yet.
You are spot on!
Why they changed is beyond me..
The other night I went to burger king, and was really disappointed. I tried one of their new "special" burgers with bacon and bleu cheese. Dry, and just not very good.
Hardees (and Carls Jr) had a special burger called "The Steakhouse Burger" with bleu cheese, fried onions, and A1 sauce. Believe it or not, it REALLY worked! One of the best burgers ever from a drive through, though 5 Guys is really awesome too.
I have not had a whopper in close to a year
Sorry to hear they futzed with it.
I always favored BK. They have become so lousy I swore them off and have become a Wendy’s fan. BK used to be flame broiled, better quality. Now they suck. Unmotivated unprofessional staff, dirty grill, lousy ingredients.
If they don’t drastically improve, I predict BK’s demise.
The little known secret trick is to buy the Fries at MickeyD’s and then go across the street and order a burger at the King!
Wendy’s used to be awesome about 10 years ago and back. I could order a double cheeseburger and it was hot and greasy, so much so that the grease would leak out of the foil. It was freakin delicious!
Nowadays, they give me a dry, lukewarm burger that is $8.00 in a combo. (rip off)
Five Guys ain’t cheap either, but if I’m nearing $10.00 I’m going to get a better burger from there.
Too bad In-N-Out is only on the west coast!
Wendy’s Hot N Spicy Chicken w/lettuce, tomato, onion NO mayo (mayo on something spicy hot!?! What are they thinking?) fries w/sea salt and drink. Awesome!!!
And their burgers are good too:)
We have a five guys and it is good but your gonna pay.
Its a NE Texas thang ;)
The Smashburgers are gooood!