Fast Food Stocks

Quick Service Restaurants

List of Publicly Traded Fast Food and Burger Companies Listed on U.S. Exchanges

Many of the fast food stocks on this list will be instantly recognizable simply by their names. With locations across the world, these quick-service restaurant companies serve millions and millions of customers each day. In fact, you very well might be eating their food right now as you are reading this page.

Aside from the well-known parent brands, there are also a couple of companies that operate popular fast food franchises. Arcos Dorados Holdings (ARCO) operates over 2,000 McDonald’s throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and Carrols Restaurants Group has over 600 Burger King franchises. There are also a couple of regional small-cap fast food chains that might you might not be aware of unless you live in the region in which they focus.


Additional publicly traded food and beverage companies and food and beverage categories can be accessed through the link below:

List of Food and Beverage Companies

Additional publicly traded restaurants and restaurant categories can be accessed through the link below:

List of Publicly Traded Restaurants

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Fast Food: Large-Cap Stocks

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) (Over 36,000 Locations)

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) (Brands include Tim Hortons and Burger King)

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) (Brands include KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell)

Fast Food: Mid-Cap Stocks

Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) (Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins)

Jack In The Box Inc. (JACK) (Jack in the Box fast food restaurants; Qdoba Mexican Grill which is a fast-casual dining restaurant chain)

Wendy’s Company (WEN) (Quick-service hamburger company: over 6,500 companies owned restaurants and franchises)

Yum China Holdings, Inc. (YUMC) (Licenses Yum! Brands restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell) in China)

Fast Food: Small-Cap Stocks

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO) (Argentina: one of the largest franchisees of McDonald’s restaurants)

Biglari Holdings Inc. (BH) (Diversified holding company whose assets include Maxim magazine and Steak and Shake fast food restaurants)

Bojangles’ Inc. (BOJA) (IPO in May 2015: Southeastern regional chain of chicken and biscuit restaurants)

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST) (Burger King franchises)

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (TACO) (Del Taco: quick service Mexican restaurant)

Shake Shack, Inc. (SHAK) (IPO in January 2015: Burgers along with items that you would associate with a roadside burger stand)

Sonic Corp. (SONC) (Drive-in restaurants)

Fast Food: Micro-Cap Stocks

Ark Restaurants Corp. (ARKR) (Restaurants, bars and fast food restaurants)

Good Times Restaurants Inc. (GTIM) (Good Times Burger and Frozen Custard and Bid Daddy’s Burger Bar)

Jamba, Inc. (JMBA) (Juice and smoothie retailer: fruit smoothies, juices, iced teas)

Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NATH) (Restaurant outlets that can be found in malls, campuses and other tourism and entertainment locations; hot dogs, French fries and associated items)

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