2017 Top 500: Family Style

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While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing. Up-and-comer First Watch, for example, grew sales and units by more than 10%. Overall, the family-style category grew slightly; sales are up .9% over 2016, to $14.3billion, and units, 0.7%, to 9,080.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

31Cracker Barrel Old Country Store2,323,200640
44Waffle House1,246,900*1,882
49Bob Evans951,200527
70Perkins Restaurant and Bakery635,000*380
106Village Inn361,000*212
146Huddle House245,769370
154Big Boy233,500*186
171Black Bear Diner205,28186
197First Watch174,500*160*
203Eat'n Park166,36869
206Shari's Cafe and Pies160,400*95
207The Original Pancake House157,100*133
223Country Pride Restaurant140,700*145*
224Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery139,800*62

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


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