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Move over, Burger King. There's a new fourth-largest fast food chain

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(Meredith) – Taco Bell has dethroned Burger King after becoming the fourth-largest fast food joint in America.

According to, Taco Bell’s sales increased by about five percent, which translates to about $9.8 billion in 2017. One of the reasons for Taco Bell’s popularity is their large selection of cheaper food items, some only costing $1.

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McDonald’s, Starbucks and Subway all held on to their first, second and third place spots. Burger King came in at number 5, while Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts came in at sixth, seventh and eighth place.

Rounding off the list was Domino’s and Pizza Hut in ninth and tenth place.

Chain Name 2017 U.S Sales Change Percent 2017 U.S Units Change Percent
McDonald's $37.5 billion 3.1% 14,080 -0.5%
Starbucks $17.6 billion 7.0% 13,930 5.8%
Subway $10.8 billion -4.4% 25,908 -3.1%
Taco Bell $9.8 billion 4.7% 6,446 2.7%
Burger King $9.3 billion 1.5% 7,171 0.2%
Wendy's $9.2 billion 2.2% 5,745 0.1%
Chick-fil-A $9.0 billion 14.2% 2,261 7.6%
Dunkin' Donuts $8.6 billion 4.7% 9,141 3.5%
Domino's $5.9 billion 10.9% 5,587 4.0%
Pizza Hut $5.5 billion -4.2% 7,522 -2.2%

Information for this article was provided by AdAge and Technomic.

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