2017 Top 500: Family Casual

Golden Corral Ribs

Sales and unit counts are down overall in the family casual category--otherwise known as buffets or cafeterias. Sales declined by 8.7% to $3.5 billion and units by 12.5% to 1,214. Luby's and Sizzler each achieved sales gains of about 1%, despite closing stores; that's where the positive news ends.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

37Golden Corral1,695,641482
116Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet328,800*77
133Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes272,000*105*
150Sizzler240,349*123
159Luby's229,88092
209Ryan's153,600*45
235Ponderosa/Bonanza130,66583

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

 

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