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