The study found that Subway is the largest chain

It's true: there are a lot of Subway restaurants in the United States.
 
Research firm Datafiniti recently looked into which fast-food chains have the most locations nationally, and how the size of each fast-food chain compares to the total number of fast-food establishments in the US. To see what percentage of all fast-food restaurants a particular chain makes up, Datafiniti divided the number of restaurants in each chain by the total number of fast-food restaurants in the US.
 
As it turns out, Subway restaurants account for 18.5% of all US fast-food restaurants, with McDonald's not too far behind at 11.3%. Together, the two restaurants dominate the fast-food industry — the nearest runner-up is Burger King, which accounts for only 5.7% of all fast-food restaurants in the US.
 
See where other fast-food chains fall among the ranks:
 
 
 
 
1. Subway
 
18.5% of fast-food chains
 
2. McDonald's
 
11.3% of fast-food chains
 
3. Burger King
 
5.7% of fast-food chains
 
4. Taco Bell
 
5.3% of fast-food chains
 
5. Pizza Hut
 
5% of fast-food chains

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