2016 Top 500: Pizza chains

Pizza Hut

One sign of a promising menu category is that both the large players and the emerging chains have healthy growth rates. While fast-casual DIY concepts like MOD Pizza, Blaze Pizza and Pieology Pizzeria are making big gains, doubling or even tripling systemwide sales, Little Caesars, Papa John’s and especially Domino’s (up 14.1%) continue to shine. Overall, the limited-service pizza chains within the Top 500 increased sales by 5.9% and units by 1.8%.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

9Pizza Hut5,510,000*7,799
12Domino's4,708,587*5,200
19Little Caesars3,500,000*4,250*
24Papa John's2,816,017*3,290
51Papa Murphy's Pizza880,4291,496
89Cicis Pizza430,000*445
90Round Table Pizza424,107437
92Marco's Pizza417,632667
101Chuck E. Cheese's364,294*553
107Hungry Howie's Pizza342,478548
108Jet's Pizza339,500*384
122Godfather's Pizza299,200*550*
140Sbarro250,900*550*
156Pizza Ranch228,618192
179Peter Piper Pizza190,500*94
183Donatos Pizza183,600153
211Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen148,612245
217Papa Gino's Pizzeria144,680163
237Mazzio's Italian Eatery124,600*133*
238Fox's Pizza Den124,200*242
246Mountain Mike's Pizza122,054164

*Technomic estimate

 

View the full Top 500 report

Today's top stories

1
Sarah Lockyer will join Winsight as its senior vice president of content, reporting to Chief Content Officer Grey Montgomery, effective Feb. 1. She will oversee the content strategy development and...
2
Whether you’re offering all-day coffee service as part of a catering package or you’re serving fresh-brewed coffee to hundreds of guests off-premise, you want each cup to be a memorable one...
3
McDonald’s lost ground in its domestic turnaround effort at the end of 2016, with same-store sales for U.S. restaurants slipping 1.3% for the fourth quarter. The company attributed the decline to...
4
A group newly formed to protect and promote the restaurant industry’s interests in the courts is awaiting a response to its initial effort, a push to make tip pooling legal again. The Restaurant Law...
5
In this column, we have previously addressed whether managers and owners can have a share of an employee tip pool, even if they participate in serving guests. The answer is emphatically no, under the...
6
[ View the story "How Wendy's tackles trolls" on Storify ]
7
Providing exclusive consumer trends and insights to enhance your marketing strategy. Powered by Technomic . “Technomic is a Chicago-based consulting and research firm providing a 360° view of the...
8
The meal-ending cup of coffee might be the last chance you have to impress diners. Make it a memorable one by brewing coffee in large batches in the best way. Brewing (and holding) high-volume coffee...
9
Despite McDonald’s sales and traffic challenges, the burger giant remains the best in class in restaurant franchising, according to a just-released ranking of franchised brands. McDonald’s was the...
10
Where’s the beef? With many consumers looking to lower saturated-fat intake and raise fiber consumption while making environmentally conscious purchasing decisions, plant-based proteins are replacing...