30 Largest Restaurant Stocks in 2017

Minimums to invest are sometimes based on the price of a daily cup of coffee

It may or may not surprise you to consider McDonald’s and Starbucks as the world’s largest restaurant company. As a professional having lots of meetings in coffee shops, I naturally wonder about Starbucks’ and its competitors’ profitability while I am waiting for my next meeting.

On the other hand, it may not be too surprising to know that the United States is the land of large, listed restaurant chains like McDonalds.

Here is a list of 30 of the largest listed restaurant companies as of January 2017:

RIC Name  USD Market Cap (Millions)
MCD McDonalds Corp  $104,000
SBUX.O Starbucks Corp  $81,488
CPG.L Compass Group PLC  $29,938
YUM Yum! Brands Inc  $23,283
EXHO.PA Sodexo SA  $17,674
QSR.TO Restaurant Brands International Inc  $11,233
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc  $11,055
DRI Darden Restaurants Inc  $8,869
WTB.L Whitbread PLC  $8,546
ARMK.K Aramark  $8,521
PNRA.O Panera Bread Co  $4,815
ELIOR.PA Elior Group  $3,930
CBRL.O Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc  $3,922
JACK.O Jack in the Box Inc  $3,524
WEN.O Wendys Co  $3,503
TXRH.O Texas Roadhouse Inc  $3,422
CAKE.O Cheesecake Factory Inc  $2,819
BWLD.O Buffalo Wild Wings Inc  $2,764
GNK.L Greene King PLC  $2,665
3197.T Skylark Co Ltd  $2,576
7550.T Zensho Holdings Co Ltd  $2,469
EAT Brinker International Inc  $2,442
AGL.MI Autogrill SpA  $2,367
SSPG.L SSP Group PLC  $2,296
0341.HK Cafe De Coral Holdings Ltd  $1,894
DIN DineEquity Inc  $1,374
SHAK.K Shake Shack Inc  $1,313
MAB.L Mitchells & Butlers PLC  $1,280
PLKI.O Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc  $1,261
7616.T Colowide Co Ltd  $1,253
SONC.O Sonic Corp  $1,224