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.
2016 U.S. Sales ($000)
2016 U.S. Units
|31||Cracker Barrel Old Country Store||2,323,200||640|
|70||Perkins Restaurant and Bakery||635,000*||380|
|171||Black Bear Diner||205,281||86|
|206||Shari's Cafe and Pies||160,400*||95|
|207||The Original Pancake House||157,100*||133|
|223||Country Pride Restaurant||140,700*||145*|
|224||Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery||139,800*||62|
*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report
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