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2016 Top 500: Asian-noodle chains

Panda Express Chow Mein Noodle Bowls

The small Asian/Noodle category increased sales by 10.3% to $4.1 billion and grew units by 5.2% to 3,381. Panda Express, whose sales comprise almost 47% of the category, increased sales by 11.9% and units by 3.5%. No. 2 chain Noodles & Company also added to the healthy growth rate.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

27Panda Express2,550,1841,790
83Noodles & Company517,943491
106Pei Wei Asian Diner350,343213
158Sarku Japan226,500*235*
240Genghis Grill124,000*86*

*Technomic estimate


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