2017 Top 500: Coffee Cafe


Sales among the coffee cafe chains among the Top 500 increased 9.7% in 2016 to $24.8 billion, and units grew 4.8% to 24,391. The growth in this category comes, in part, from upping the food game. Coffee cafés prove to be tough competitors for brands like Panera, says Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano, as they focus on more premium menu items, and for more than just breakfast.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

7Dunkin' Donuts8,226,1008,828
60Tim Hortons760,000*683
134Peet's Coffee & Tea271,900*241
140Caribou Coffee255,000*405*
176The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf199,100*310*
178Dutch Bros. Coffee198,500*262
239Biggby Coffee130,000*260

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


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