National Top 25 Restaurants: Q4 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 137 million social restaurant consumers in the U.S. across 17 social platforms. There are currently more than 17,900 restaurant brands indexed in over 441,000 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 Q4’s top players:

#1 Panera Bread

#1 Panera Bread

#4 Wendy's

#4 Wendy's

#2 Chick-fil-A

#2 Chick-fil-A

#5 Shake Shack

#5 Shake Shack

#3 Starbucks

#3 Starbucks

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Panera Bread 462.61  
2 Chick-fil-A 460.13  
3 Starbucks 459.84  
4 Wendy's 453.89  
5 Shake Shack 453.76 Play Video
6 Sonic Drive-In 448.10  
7 Buffalo Wild Wings 446.22  
8 In-N-Out Burger 439.41  
9 Dunkin' Donuts 436.41  
10 Taco Bell 435.49  
11 Tender Greens 434.17 Play Video
12 Firehouse Subs 432.47 Play Video
13 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 431.99  
14 Five Guys Burgers and Fries 429.82  
15 Arby's 428.67  
16 Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop 426.70 Play Video
17 Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill 420.35 Play Video
18 Jimmy John's 419.98  
19 Noodles & Company 418.31  
20 Pizza Hut 417.14  
21 Hard Rock Cafe 414.46  
22 Jersey Mike's Subs 414.04  
23 Yard House 412.52  
24 Modern Market 411.96 Play Video
25 Veggie Grill 411.70 Play Video