Chick-fil-A advertising expenses

Advertising expenses of Chick-fil-A 2016-2021

Amounts are in millions.

YearAdvertising expenses (millions)

Chick-fil-A is the largest QSR chicken restaurant chain in the United States based on annual system-wide sales. The QSR chicken brand experienced strong revenue growth in 2021 compared to the previosu fiscal. 2021 was the best year in its history in terms of financial performance.

The company generated $5.76 billion in net revenues in 2021 compared to $4.32 billion in 2020. Its total costs and expenses for 2021 remained $4.07 billion and net earnings $1.24 billion. Chick-fil-A generated $874 million in net sales from its company operated stores in 2021 compared to $397.4 million in 2020. Its total annual system-wide sales in 2021 reached $16.7 billion compared to $13.7 billion in 2020. 

Chick-fil-A spent $156 million on advertising and promotions in 2021 compared to $130.9 million in 2020.