2017 Top 500: Italian

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Italian heavyweight Olive Garden increased sales by 3%, helping to drive the menu category's 1.9% sales growth, to $8.5 billion. The segment's total unit count decreased slightly, .4%. Smaller chains supported the growth effort: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza increased sales by 17%, and Mellow Mushroom by 10%.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

15Olive Garden3,865,000840
59California Pizza Kitchen762,500*232
65Carrabba's Italian Grill707,000244
94Maggiano's Little Italy411,80052
110Mellow Mushroom350,600*192
136Romano's Macaroni Grill268,200*130
138Brio Tuscan Grille256,80067
164Buca di Beppo220,000*90
212Bravo! Cucina Italiana151,40051
215LaRosa's Pizzeria149,40365
218Johnny Carino's146,600*60
249Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza123,100*62

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


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