Publishes The Franchise Grade® QSR Sector Report

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The Franchise Grade® QSR Sector Report provides comprehensive data on the most dynamic franchise sector and presents Top 10 franchise systems in seven QSR categories.

"The overall rate of franchised outlet growth between 2010 and 2013 was 6.1%, revealing a thriving sector within the franchise industry.”

Long considered the mainstay of the franchise industry, the QSR sector includes some of the largest and recognizable franchises brands in the industry. Jeff Lefler founder and CEO of stated: "There are 380 franchise systems that operate approximately 136,000 franchised locations in the U.S. within the QSR sector. The overall rate of franchised outlet growth between 2010 and 2013 was 6.1%, revealing a thriving sector within the franchise industry.”

In addition to the Franchise Grade® QSR Sector Report, is providing sub-sector reports on seven QSR breakout categories. These categories include a) Burgers, b) Chicken, Ribs & Seafood, c) Coffee, Baked Goods & Snacks, d) Ethnic Food, e) Pizza, f) Subs, Sandwiches & Salads, and g) Yogurt, Smoothies and Ice Cream.

Jeff Lefler, founder and CEO of stated: “Our 2014-2015 QSR Franchise Sector Report is the latest in a series of monthly publications covering a particular franchise category. Each report features our exclusive Franchise Performance Index™, a grading platform that ranks the Top 10 QSR franchise performers." he explained: “By applying our Franchise Performance Index™ which analyzes the impact of numerous factors on franchise performance including system growth, franchisee turnover rates, SBA lending data and profitability, we are able to establish an accurate ranking of the leading QSR franchises.”

Lefler continued: “The QSR industry is comprised of larger established brands such as Sonic Drive-In, Panera Bread and McDonalds and emerging brands attempting to expand. We analyzed the activity of successful QSR brands in order to recognize the factors that supported their growth and success.” Analysis and metrics like these are rare, but invaluable to prudent investors.’s QSR Franchise Sector Report can be ordered here with your choice of Sub-Sector Report.

About is the leader in competitive market research and objective analysis for the franchise industry. Their franchise assessment, grading and standardized reporting tools provide industry stakeholders with critical data driven metrics to support the growth of successful franchise systems. works to raise the bar for market research in the franchise industry to build a stronger franchise community.

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