2016 Top 500: Varied-menu chains

Applebee's sweet onion sirlioin shrimp scampi

The varied-menu category reached $31 billion in sales, an increase of 4.1%. Total units grew by 1.5%. Generally speaking, brands that are faring the best have an elevated or entertaining experience, contemporary adult beverage program and/or reputation for using high-quality ingredients.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

11Applebee's4,739,4421,878
21Chili's Grill & Bar3,405,547*1,261
35Cheesecake Factory, The1,913,758187
38TGI Fridays1,567,000*485
39Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews1,501,080*510
44Ruby Tuesday1,179,029*684*
49BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse919,597171
61Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen706,900*168
80O'Charley's525,800212
87Yard House473,30061
121Hard Rock Cafe300,500*47
124Ninety Nine Restaurants293,300105
127UNO Pizzeria & Grill280,400*127
141Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom249,276103
145Seasons 52243,90042
147Bar Louie239,900108
149Mimi's Cafe237,300*102
161Rainforest Cafe219,700*23
163Claim Jumper219,000*43
167Houlihan's209,17473
171Johnny Rockets205,900*190
188Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville182,000*17
196Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks166,500*55
206J. Alexander's151,600*31
214Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants147,85620
221Kona Grill143,02337
227Houston's136,400*18
228Firebirds Wood Fired Grill135,58638
230Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery132,99833
233Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant131,63341
235Granite City Food & Brewery127,64134
239Grand Lux Cafe124,200*12
242Max & Erma's123,10064
247Roosters122,01534

*Technomic estimate

 

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