2016 Top 500: Casual-dining chains

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While the Top 500’s casual-dining segment increased sales by 3.5% to almost $58 billion in 2015, it’s losing share as other segments (read: limited service) outpace it. Not that there aren’t stellar performers—sports bar concepts, steak specialists and brands with a contemporary adult beverage program tend to lead the segment’s growth.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

16Olive Garden3,743,000841
17Buffalo Wild Wings3,567,1551,145
21Chili's Grill & Bar3,405,547*1,261
26Outback Steakhouse2,566,000755
29Red Lobster2,410,900*662
32Texas Roadhouse2,145,385*473
35Cheesecake Factory, The1,913,758187
37LongHorn Steakhouse1,570,000487
38TGI Fridays1,567,000*485
39Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews1,501,080*510
44Ruby Tuesday1,179,029*684*
49BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse919,597171
50P.F. Chang's China Bistro892,300214
57California Pizza Kitchen742,500*228
58Carrabba's Italian Grill729,000247
60Logan's Roadhouse707,000*256*
61Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen706,900*168
69Bonefish Grill635,000215
87Yard House473,30061
88Famous Dave's457,330*176
93Joe's Crab Shack414,335130
94Maggiano's Little Italy401,00080
95Dave & Buster's361,100143
103On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina361,100143
110Miller's Ale House338,315*72
118Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen309,700*35
121Hard Rock Cafe300,500*47
123Romano's Macaroni Grill298,400*145
124Ninety Nine Restaurants293,300105
125Twin Peaks291,100*73
127UNO Pizzeria & Grill280,400*127
134Brio Tuscan Grille261,70063
141Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom249,900103
143McCormick & Schmick's246,900*60
145Seasons 52243,90042
147Bar Louie239,900108
149Mimi's Cafe237,300*102
152Buca di Beppo233,800*103
153Saltgrass Steak House232,700*54
161Rainforest Cafe219,700*23
163Claim Jumper219,000*43
165Beef 'O' Brady's211,900198
166Legal Sea Foods211,80035
169Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market208,000*28
171Johnny Rockets205,900*190
172Bahama Breeze Island Grille203,800*37
175Melting Pot, The198,700126
180Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery187,600*92
181Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que185,300*22
186Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill182,800*66
188Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville182,000*17
196Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks166,500*55
198Johnny Carino's164,00078
199Mellow Mushroom162,900*164
201Bravo! Cucina Italiana160,50052
204Quaker Steak & Lube154,000*54
205Pappasito's Cantina153,000*23
206J. Alexander's151,600*31
208Black Angus Steakhouse150,200*46
210Uncle Julio's149,600*24
214Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants147,85620
219El Torito143,20054
221Kona Grill143,02337
228Firebirds Wood Fired Grill135,58638
229Lone Star Steakhouse133,700*70
230Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery132,99833
233Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant131,63341
235Granite City Food & Brewery127,64134
236Chart House125,400*29
239Grand Lux Cafe124,200*12
240Genghis Grill124,000*86*
241Fox & Hound123,200*52
242Max & Erma's123,10064

*Technomic estimate


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