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2016 Top 500: Specialty LSR chains

Krispy Kreme donuts

This catchall category includes barbecue, salad, seafood, snacks, smaller ethnic cuisines and other small niches. As a group, they’ve increased sales by 7.8% and store counts by 3.9%. Those with the greatest growth rates tend to be (but are not all) fast casual, and they tend to be (but are not all) health-focused.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

59Krispy Kreme708,143*294
75Long John Silver's559,700*1,060*
78Jamba Juice239,700*818
79Captain D's Seafood Kitchen531,668510
81Auntie Anne's522,4411,248
82Dickey's Barbecue Pit519,600*530
135Tropical Smoothie Cafe261,000466
144Smoothie King244,900*650*
155Zoes Kitchen230,835166
224Great American Cookies122,200*328

*Technomic estimate


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