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McDonald's

The McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated b... y Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. Businessman Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955. He subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers and oversaw its worldwide growth.A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate, or the corporation itself. The corporation's revenues come from the rent, royalties and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. McDonald's revenues grew 27 percent over the three years ending in 2007 to $22.8 billion, and 9 percent growth in operating income to $3.9 billion.McDonald's primarily sells hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken, french fries, breakfast items, soft drinks, milkshakes, and desserts. In response to changing consumer tastes, the company has expanded its menu to include salads, fish, wraps, smoothies, and fruit   more
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Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches. Founded in 1946, it has been associated with the Southern United States, where it has become a cu... ltural icon. Chick-fil-A has over 1,700 restaurants in 38 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, and is focusing future growth in the American Midwest and Southern California. The corporation's culture is heavily influenced by its founder's evangelical Christian beliefs; notably his opposition to same-sex marriage and the high value he places on observing the Christian Sabbath. Unlike most fast food restaurants and retail chain stores, all Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed for business on Sunday   more
5 votes
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Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant founded in 1951 by Robert O. Peterson in San Diego, California, where it is still headquartered today. In total, the chain has 2,200 locations, primarily serving the West Coast of the United States... . Food items include the Jumbo Jack, Sourdough Jack, Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, and the Ultimate Cheeseburger. The company also operates the Qdoba Mexican Grill chain   more
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Wendy's

Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers is an international fast food chain restaurant founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The company decided to move its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006. As of M... arch 2010, Wendy's was the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain with approximately 6,650 locations, following McDonald's 31,000+ locations and Burger King's 12,000+ locations. On April 24, 2008, the company announced a merger with Triarc, the parent company of Arby's. Despite the new ownership, Wendy's headquarters remained in Dublin. Previously, Wendy's had rejected more than two buyout offers from Triarc Companies Inc. Following the merger, Triarc became known as Wendy's/Arby's Group, a publicly traded company.Approximately 77% of Wendy's restaurants are franchised, the majority of which are located in North America. Wendy's and its affiliates employ more than 46,000 people in its global operations. In fiscal year 2006, the firm had $2.469 billion in total sales. While Wendy's sets standards for exterior store appearance, food quality and menu, individual owners have control over hours of operations, interior decor, pricing and staff uniforms and wages   more
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Burger King

Burger King, often abbreviated as BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The company began in 1953 as Insta-Burger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based resta... urant chain. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties in 1954, its two Miami-based franchisees, David Edgerton and James McLamore, purchased the company and renamed it Burger King. Over the next half century, the company would change hands four times, with its third set of owners, a partnership of TPG Capital, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, taking it public in 2002. In late 2010, 3G Capital of Brazil acquired a majority stake in BK in a deal valued at US$3.26 billion. The new owners promptly initiated a restructuring of the company to reverse its fortunes.At the end of fiscal year 2012, Burger King reported it had almost 12,700 outlets in 73 countries; of these, 66 percent are in the United States and 95 percent are privately owned and operated with its new owners moving to an entirely franchised model by the end of 2013. BK has historically used several variations of franchising to expand its operations. The manner in which the company licenses its franchisees varies depending on the region, with some regional franchises, known as master franchises, responsible for selling franchise sub-licenses on the company's behalf. Burger King's relationship with its franchises has not always been harmonious. Occasional spats between the two have caused numerous issues, and in several instances the company's and its licensees' relations have degenerated into precedent-setting court cases   more
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Taco Bell

Taco Bell is an American chain of fast-food restaurants based in Irvine, California. A subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., they serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of "Va... lue menu" items. Taco Bell serves more than 2 billion customers each year in more than 5,800 restaurants in the U.S., more than 80 percent of which are owned and operated by independent franchisees   more
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Zaxby's

Zaxby's is a franchised chain of fast casual restaurants that operates primarily in the Southeastern United States with nearly 600 locations. The first Zaxby's hatched in Statesboro, Georgia, near the Georgia Southern University campus, by childhood...  friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley, to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingers, Traditional or Boneless wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers. Zaxby's offers a wide variety of dipping sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane along with its original "Zax Sauce." Zaxby's serves Coca-Cola brand beverages and Dr Pepper. The dining rooms at Zaxby's restaurants are decorated with assorted whimsical objects and signs, which often vary in theme by location and region. For instance, at one location in Gainesville, Florida, objects related to the University of Florida Gators are used as decorations, while at the Tallahassee, Florida location, objects related to the Florida State University Seminoles are used. Similarly, at the Orlando, Florida location, citrus-industry themed decorations line the walls   more
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Hardee's

Hardee's is an American restaurant chain, which predominantly operates in the South and Midwest states. It has evolved through several corporate ownerships since its establishment in 1960. It is currently owned and operated by CKE Restaurants. Along...  with its sibling restaurant chain, Carl's Jr., Hardee's is the fifth largest fast-food restaurant chain in the United States after Subway, McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's. It is headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri   more
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Arby's

Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. Is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. With more than 3,400 restaurants system wide. Roark Capital Group acquired the company in July 2011 and owns 81.5% of the company, with Wendy's Company owni... ng the other 18.5%. In addition to its classic Roast Beef and Beef 'n Cheddar sandwiches, made in store daily, Arby's is also known for its deli-style Market Fresh line of sandwiches and salads, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes. Its headquarters are in Sandy Springs, Georgia.As of January 9, 2013, there were 1,013 company-owned restaurants and 2,347 franchised restaurants. There are also locations in Canada, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It also owns the franchise T.J. Cinnamons that, as of December 2012, has 85 locations worldwide   more
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JuliaD says2013-09-03T17:06:24.3364152-05:00
No Taco Bell!?!? What is this world coming to?
vortux says2013-09-03T17:07:03.1655619-05:00
Jack In The Box or go home.
Wallstreetatheist says2013-09-03T17:35:20.0725941-05:00
Panera Bread
Wallstreetatheist says2013-09-03T17:35:27.0771288-05:00
Panera Bread

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