2016 Top 500: Family-casual chains

Golden Corral ribs

The family casual category is the only one in which sales are down year over year. Sales decreased 2.9%, and units are down by 7.7%. Ovation Brands, operator of Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet and Ryan’s, two of the chains with the greatest losses, has since declared bankruptcy.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

36Golden Corral1,740,189484
86Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet476,600*160*
120Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes304,000125
148Sizzler238,320125
151Ryan's234,300*90*
154Luby's231,300*93
207Ponderosa/Bonanza150,69393
249Western Sizzlin122,000*70

*Technomic estimate

 

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