Entrepreneur: Fast food Restaurant Chick-fil-A, has been amazingly more successful than several very well-known restaurants that are open seven days a week, and some located all around the globe. How is that possible? Author Matthew McCreary takes a look at the details that have allowed Chick-fil-A’s success.
Excerpt from Entrepreneur:
But, the most amazing part of this is that Chick-fil-A only operates 2,225 restaurants. That’s less than a sixth as the top three earning restaurants and less than half as many as the rest of the franchises ahead of it. Of the top-50 earning restaurants, Chick-fil-A ranked 21st in the number of units.
So, how did Chick-fil-A rank so highly in total U.S. sales? By earning more per store than any other restaurant. A lot more. In fact, the average Chick-fil-A unit made around $4,090,900 in 2017. By contrast, the total sales for a McDonald’s ($2,670,320 per unit), Starbucks ($945,270) and Subway ($416,860) is $4,032,450.
That’s crazy — especially since Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays.