National Top 25 Restaurants: Q3 2015

While our monthly Foodable Top 25 Restaurant rankings focus on local markets, our National Top 25, pulled quarterly, reflects the social rankings of the big guys in the game.

Through Foodable Labs, in partnership with our sister company DigitalCoCo’s proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), we track sentiment, engagement, influence, and location-based actions from more than 127 million social restaurant consumers in the U.S. across 17 social platforms. There are currently more than 15,000 restaurant brands indexed in over 430,000 locations. 

While quarterly sales are obviously important, the core of everything in the restaurant & hospitality industry comes down to what consumers are saying — and whether they're taking action — in relation to your brand.

So, without further ado, here are Q3’s top players:

#1 Chick-fil-A

#1 Chick-fil-A

#4 Shake Shack

#4 Shake Shack

#2 Panera Bread

#2 Panera Bread

#5 Wendy's

#5 Wendy's

#3 Buffalo Wild Wings

#3 Buffalo Wild Wings

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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Chick-fil-A 453.98  
2 Panera Bread 450.55  
3 Buffalo Wild Wings 446.11  
4 Shake Shack 444.28  
5 Wendy's 443.86  
6 Sonic Drive-In 441.17  
7 Taco Bell 440.11  
8 Starbucks 435.45  
9 Firehouse Subs 430.52  
10 In-N-Out Burger 429.15  
11 Chipotle 428.58  
12 Tender Greens 427.40 Play Video
13 McAlister's Deli 425.39  
14 Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop 423.94  
15 Dunkin' Donuts 421.66  
16 Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill 417.33 Play Video
17 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 417.09  
18 Raising Cane's 415.75 Play Video
19 Arby's 414.72  
20 Modern Market 411.45 Play Video
21 Hard Rock Cafe 411.23  
22 Five Guys Burgers and Fries 409.91  
23 Jersey Mike's Subs 409.10  
24 Jimmy John's 408.97  
25 Specialty’s Café & Bakery 406.73  

National Top 25 Restaurants: Q2 2015

While our monthly Foodable Top 25 Restaurant rankings focus on local markets, our National Top 25, pulled quarterly, reflects the social rankings of the big guys in the game.

Through Foodable Labs, in partnership with our sister company DigitalCoCo’s proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), we track sentiment, engagement, influence, and location-based actions from more than 127 million social restaurant consumers in the U.S. across 17 social platforms. There are currently more than 15,000 restaurant brands indexed in over 430,000 locations. 

While quarterly sales are obviously important, the core of everything in the restaurant & hospitality industry comes down to what consumers are saying — and whether they're taking action — in relation to your brand.

So, without further ado, here are Q2’s top players:

#1 Chick-fil-A

#1 Chick-fil-A

#4 Panera Bread

#4 Panera Bread

#2 Sonic Drive-In

#2 Sonic Drive-In

#5 Wendy's

#5 Wendy's

#3 Chipotle

#3 Chipotle

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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Chick-fil-A 449.09  
2 Sonic Drive-in 446.74  
3 Chipotle 446.11  
4 Panera Bread 444.86  
5 Wendy's 439.27  
6 Taco Bell 438.79  
7 Buffalo Wild Wings 430.69  
8 Firehouse Subs 430.41  
9 Shake Shack 429.28  
10 In-N-Out Burger 425.98  
11 Starbucks 422.02  
12 Tender Greens 419.54  
13 Raising Cane's 417.56  
14 Five Guys Burgers and Fries 411.85  
15 Green Leaf 411.45 Play Video
16 McAlister's Deli 410.23  
17 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 410.17  
18 Dunkin' Donuts 409.29  
19 Noodles & Company 402.65  
20 Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill 400.92 Play Video
21 Modmarket 399.53  
22 Hard Rock Cafe 397.01  
23 Jason's Deli 395.76  
24 Jimmy John's 395.46  
25 Wow Bao 392.58 Play Video

National Top 25 Restaurants: Q1 2015

While our monthly Foodable Top 25 Restaurant rankings focus on local markets — and therefore, pulls out hidden gems and less big brands — our National Top 25, pulled quarterly, reflects the social rankings of the big guys in the game.

Through Foodable Labs, in partnership with our sister company DigitalCoCo’s proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), we track sentiment, engagement, influence, and location-based actions from more than 127 million social restaurant consumers in the U.S. across 17 social platforms. There are currently more than 15,000 restaurant brands indexed in over 430,000 locations. 

While quarterly sales are obviously important, the core of everything in the restaurant & hospitality industry comes down to what consumers are saying — and whether they're taking action — in relation to your brand.

So, without further ado, here are Q1 2015’s top players. (Stay tuned for Q2’s rankings, coming soon!)

#1 Panera

#1 Panera

#2 Chick-fil-A

#2 Chick-fil-A

#3 Sonic Drive-In

#3 Sonic Drive-In

#4 Wendy's

#4 Wendy's

#5 Shake Shack

#5 Shake Shack

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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Panera Bread 446.57  
2 Chick-fil-A 445.23  
3 Sonic Drive-In 444.95  
4 Wendy's 437.61  
5 Shake Shack 437.02 Play Video
6 Buffalo Wild Wings 436.71  
7 Chipotle 435.43  
8 Firehouse Subs 435.14  
9 Taco Bell 428.14  
10 In-N-Out Burger 421.22  
11 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 416.66  
12 Tender Greens 414.96 Play Video
13 Green Leaf 409.72  
14 McAlister's Deli 409.70  
15 Five Guys Burgers and Fries 408.88  
16 Starbucks 405.39  
17 Raising Cane's 403.92  
18 Subway 401.45  
19 Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill 399.84 Play Video
20 Hard Rock Cafe 399.58  
21 Dunkin' Donuts 398.05  
22 Jason's Deli 397.93  
23 Noodles & Company 396.97  
24 Jimmy John's 396.36  
25 Applebee's 392.17  

National Top 25 Restaurants: Q3 2014

While our monthly Foodable Top 25 Restaurant rankings focuses on local markets — and therefore, pulls out hidden gems and less big brands — our National Top 25, pulled quarterly, reflects the social rankings of the restaurant moguls in the industry. 

Through our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), we track sentiment, engagement, influence, and location-based actions from more than 121 million social restaurant consumers across 17 social platforms to showcase the national brands, out of the 10,800 restaurant entitles indexed, that are championing in the social space. While quarterly sales are obviously important, the core of everything in the restaurant & hospitality industry comes down to what consumers are saying — and whether they're taking action — in relation to your brand.

So, without further ado, here are Q3 2014’s top players.

#1 Chipotle

#1 Chipotle

#2 Panera Bread

#2 Panera Bread

#3 Buffalo Wild Wings

#3 Buffalo Wild Wings

#4 Sonic Drive-in

#4 Sonic Drive-in

#5 Taco Bell

#5 Taco Bell

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Chipotle 424.10  
2 Panera Bread 421.76  
3 Buffalo Wild Wings 421.13  
4 Sonic Drive-in 413.87  
5 Taco Bell 413.00  
6 Wendys 410.16  
7 Firehouse Subs 408.84  
8 Chick-fil- A 401.73  
9 Shake Shack 401.40 Play Video
10 Subway 401.32  
11 Starbucks 398.45  
12 In-N-Out Burger 397.36  
13 Tender Greens 396.40 Play Video
14 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 395.91  
15 Hard Rock Cafe 393.98  
16 Green Leaf 389.30  
17 McDonald's 386.42  
18 McAlister's Deli 384.36  
19 Jimmy John's 384.10  
20 Noodles & Company 382.20  
21 Applebee's 381.93  
22 Dunkin' Donuts 380.42  
23 Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill 379.57 Play Video
24 Jason's Deli 379.40  
25 Cheesecake Factory 374.38  
Restaurant Social Media Index

National Top 25 Restaurants: Q2 2014

While our monthly Foodable Top 25 Restaurant rankings focuses on local markets — and therefore, pulls out hidden gems and less big brands — our National Top 25, pulled quarterly, reflects the big guys in the game. Through our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), we track sentiment, engagement, influence, and location-based actions from more than 55 million U.S. consumers across 17 social platforms to showcase which restaurant brands are championing the space and which ones aren’t getting much love. While quarterly sales are obviously important, the core of everything in restaurant & hospitality comes down to what consumers are saying — and whether they're taking action — in relation to your brand.

So, without further ado, here are Q2 2014’s top players. (For the full Top 250 list, you can check them out in the RSMI here.)

#1 Subway

#2 Buffalo Wild Wings

#3 McDonald's

#4 Panera Bread

#5 Starbucks

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Subway 415.02
2 Buffalo Wild Wings 414.22
3 McDonald's 410.19
4 Panera Bread 409.94
5 Starbucks 408.81
6 Firehouse Subs 408.71
7 Taco Bell 407.13
8 In-N-Out Burger 402.21
9 Wendy's 393.57
10 Shake Shack 391.29
11 Yard House 390.93
12 Chick-fil-A 390.54
13 Tender Greens 389.84
14 Sonic Drive-in 389.70
15 Chipotle 389.33
16 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 387.93
17 Raising Cane's 387.29
18 Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill 386.24
19 Hard Rock Cafe 384.84
20 Greenleaf 380.02
21 Pizza Hut 379.75
22 Lemonade 379.73
23 Noodles & Company 378.61
24 Specialty’s Café & Bakery 377.49
25 Dunkin' Donuts 376.28