2017 Top 500: Bakery Cafe chains

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While the bakery café menu category saw its total sales increase by 4% to $7.3 billion and units by 1% to 3,499, performance among the individual brands varied widely. For example, la Madeleine and Le Pain Quotidien increased sales by 12% and 10%, respectively, at the same time Einstein Bros. Bagels, Corner Bakery and Au Bon Pain declined. Category heavyweight Panera Bread increased sales 6% and units 3%.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

11Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread Co.5,132,0002,017
97Einstein Bros. Bagels381,400*395*
99Corner Bakery Cafe375,830196
109Au Bon Pain351,781207
174Le Pain Quotidien200,300*92*
180Bruegger's Bagels196,500*260*
189La Madeleine Country French Cafe184,700*86*

*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report


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