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2016 Top 500: Specialty FSR chains

Famous Dave's ribs, beans, co-slaw, cornbread

This category is a bit of a catchall, containing subsegments that aren’t quite big enough yet for their own category. From the looks of their growth, barbecue chains are on their way to being analyzed separately by Technomic, as they not only emerge as the largest concepts (Famous Dave’s, Sonny’s BBQ), but also some of the fastest growing (Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q).

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

88Famous Dave's457,330*176
142Sonny's BBQ249,000*122
172Bahama Breeze Island Grille203,800*37
175Melting Pot, The198,700*126
181Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que185,300*22
186Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill182,800*66

*Technomic estimate


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