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