Special Report

20 Most Popular Stores in America

10. Burger King
> Pct. of consumers visiting in April: 21.8%
> Number of U.S. stores: 15,738 (worldwide)
> Latest annual revenue: $1.1 billion
> Net income: $815.9 million
> Store category: Restaurants

Though it is slightly less popular than some competitors such as McDonald’s and Taco Bell, Burger King is one of the most popular destinations for American consumers. According to the fast food company, more than 11 million people eat every day at Burger King’s 15,738 locations worldwide, and last month alone, 21.8% of Americans visited a franchise location in the United States.

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9. Taco Bell (NYSE: YUM)
> Pct. of consumers visiting in April: 22.4%
> Number of U.S. stores: 6,604 (worldwide)
> Latest annual revenue: $2.0 billion
> Net income: $593.0 million
> Store category: Restaurants

Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands, Inc. is the company behind fast food restaurants such as Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell. Within five years of its founding in 1962, Taco Bell opened its 100th location. Today, there are 6,604 Taco Bell locations, primarily in the United States, visited by some 22.4% of the U.S. population in the last month — a larger share than any other Yum! Brand property. However, because KFC is more popular globally than Taco Bell, the fast food chain accounts for less than a third of the parent company’s revenue, while KFC accounts for about half.

8. Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR)
> Pct. of consumers visiting in April: 22.5%
> Number of U.S. stores: 14,108
> Latest annual revenue: $20.7 billion
> Net income: $321.8 million
> Store category: General merchandise stores

Popularity rankings among U.S. stores do not tend to change significantly. Dollar Tree moved from 10th place in foot traffic in April 2016 to eighth place this last April — one of the only shifts in year-over-year ranking out of the 20 most popular stores.

Compared to other most-frequented businesses, Dollar Tree reports the lowest share of male visitors and highest share of female visitors, at 38.6% and 61.4%.

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7. CVS (NYSE: CVS)
> Pct. of consumers visiting in April: 26.7%
> Number of U.S. stores: 9,709
> Latest annual revenue: $177.5 billion
> Net income: $5.3 billion
> Store category: Drug retail

More than one in four Americans visited at least one of CVS’s 9,709 locations nationwide last month. CVS has over 90 million pharmacy plan members and is the largest pharmacy in the United States by total revenue. In addition to drug sales, the company also has a retail segment, which, while accounting for a smaller share of revenue than prescription drugs, is more profitable.

6. Target (NYSE: TGT)
> Pct. of consumers visiting in April: 28.5%
> Number of U.S. stores: 1,802
> Latest annual revenue: $69.5 billion
> Net income: $2.7 billion
> Store category: General Merchandise Stores

With locations in every state except for Vermont, an estimated 28.5% of Americans visited at least one of the 1,802 Target shopping centers last month. While Target is primarily known as a brick-and-mortar retailer, in keeping with current consumer trends, online sales are accounting for a growing share of the company’s revenue. Some 4.4% of Target’s 2016 sales were online, up from 3.4% in 2015 and 2.6% in 2014.