As of Oct 1, 2017, there were 6,586 restaurants systemwide, including 333 company-owned restaurants in North America and 6,253 franchised restaurants in the US and 30 countries and US territories worldwide.

During fiscal 2016, the company refranchised 308 net restaurants, while systemwide, 149 restaurants were opened and 91 restaurants were closed. In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, the company opened 42 stores and closed 30 stores, systemwide. The company has set a goal to reach 7,500 restaurants systemwide by the end of 2020.

At year-end, the company owned the land and building for 149 restaurants, owned the building and held long-term land leases for 128 restaurants and held leases covering land and building for 53 restaurants, as well as owning 519 and leased 979 properties that were either leased or subleased principally to franchisees.

Traditional restaurants typically range in size from 2,500 to 4,000 square feet, and are located in freestanding buildings or within in-line spaces of shopping centers. Non-traditional locations are typically between 600 and 2,000 square feet and are located in food courts, travel centers, colleges or hospitals.

Company-operated restaurants3333306329571,1831,427
Company-operated restaurant growth-22.0%-47.8%-34.0%-19.1%-17.1%0.7%
Franchised restaurants6,2536,2075,8475,5585,3745,133
Franchised restaurant growth2.9%6.2%5.2%3.4%4.7%-0.8%
Systemwide restaurants6,5866,5376,4796,5156,5576,560
Systemwide restaurant growth1.3%0.9%-0.6%-0.6%-0.0%-0.5%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft3,0003,0003,0003,0003,0003,000
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%