Chick-fil-A Surpasses Burger King, Taco Bell on Best-Selling List

Gene Naumovsky

Due to location and demand, Chick-fil-A is rising in the ranks of fast food.

Even as they stay closed on Sundays, Chick-fil-A now holds the rank of second-highest-grossing restaurant chain in the U.S., according to the New York Post.

McDonald’s still holds first place, but Chick-fil-a recorded a 13 percent increase in sales in 2019 beating out Taco Bell and Burger King. Chick-fil-a’s rise may come as a surprise to some, as the chain previously was ranked 7th last year.

John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group spoke to the Post and said, “They have the highest quick service restaurant sales in the industry. It’s higher than Shake Shack. It’s higher than many steakhouses with bars.”

Even with the economic contractions of the coronavirus pandemic, Chick-fil-a has managed on due to an increase in demand and the chain’s more suburban base. While other chains dominated big cities, Chick-fil-a suffered far less from the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout major cities.

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