Chick-fil-A sales could outpace McDonald’s in next decade

Chick-fil-A sales could outpace McDonald's in next decadeChick-fil-A could grow its U.S. sales faster over the next decade than McDonald’s Corp., according to a Wall Street analyst.

Mark Kalinowski, a restaurant industry analyst at investment firm Janney Capital Markets, estimates that Chick-fil-A could gain between $6.3 billion and $9 billion in U.S. sales by 2023. Domestic sales for Oak Brook-based McDonald’s, he predicts, could increase anywhere between $1 billion and $10.5 billion.

“Long-term investors examining the future prospects for McDonald’s domestic business should keep in mind the growing competitive threat from privately-held Chick-fil-A,” he said in a research note.

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