2017 Top 500: Pizza

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DIY pizza is again a growth story, but still a relatively small piece of the pie (only Blaze Pizza has hit the top 200). In the face of fast-casual competition the top chains--Pizza Hut and Domino's--continue to roll out new innovations in convenience. Watch the two leaders in 2017: If their growth trajectory continues, Domino's (whose sales grew by 14% in 2016) will overtake Pizza Hut (whose sales increased 0.8%) as the category leader. In 2016, the pizza category overall increased sales by 6.6%, to $24.9 billion, and units by 1.7%, to 30,111.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

9Pizza Hut5,751,3817,689
17Little Caesars3,800,000*4,388*
24Papa John's2,931,550*3,331
52Papa Murphy's Pizza884,780*1,537
85Marco's Pizza488,900770
89Round Table Pizza442,558433
95Chuck E. Cheese's404,400*540
98Hungry Howie's Pizza378,222548
101Jet's Pizza368,400*404
135Godfather's Pizza269,400*448
156Pizza Ranch231,791199
186Donatos Pizza189,900*157
191Blaze Pizza184,500169
213MOD Pizza149,800187
225Pizza Pro139,500*468
229Pieology Pizzeria135,200*130*
231Papa Gino's Pizzeria132,900*155
234Mountain Mike's Pizza130,700*180
244Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen126,000*220
245Rosati's Pizza125,100*195

*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report


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