Burger Chains' Pandemic Performance
While the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a massive blow to many restaurants, those that rely on drive-thrus, like burger chains, managed to survive and even flourish in a time when customers were hesitant to leave their cars. Of the 10 largest burger chains in the U.S., seven saw sales rise in 2020. Unfortunately, Burger King was among the few that didn't do so well, so it's trying to boost sales in an unexpected way: By cutting down on coupons and deals. Will it work? Only time will tell. Here's how it stacks up against other burger chains in the U.S. ranked by 2020 sales growth, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.