2016 Top 500 restaurant chains
More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.
Early experimenter with no tipping says it's not working
Or at least not in 14 of the 18 restaurants that switched to a revenue-sharing model for compensating servers, revealed Ignite Restaurants, parent of the Joe's Crab Shack chain. Joe's was the first full-service restaurant chain of scale to experiment with the discontinuation of tipping.