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2016 Top 500: Family-style chains


Breakfast-and-lunch-only concepts continue to be the growth stars among the Top 500 family-style chains. But the category leaders are also making some strong gains, especially IHOP, whose systemwide sales grew 8.1% in 2015 on unit growth of just 1.6%. Overall, the category increased sales by 3.1% and store count by 2.2%.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

30Cracker Barrel Old Country Store2,288,542635
47Waffle House1,030,700*1,805*
48Bob Evans946,205548
67Perkins Restaurant & Bakery644,152386
104Village Inn359,000213
113Big Boy330,400*220*
150Huddle House237,114368
176Black Bear Diner197,67675
195Eat'n Park167,59369
202Shari's Cafe and Pies160,500*96
203First Watch158,300*137
212Original Pancake House, The148,500*130*
213Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery148,23168
218Country Pride Restaurant143,300*148*
225Coco's Bakery Restaurant137,700*71
248Iron Skillet122,000*70*

*Technomic estimate


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