The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline. Newk's Eatery, Jersey Mike's Subs, Pret a Manger and Which Wich were among the chains whose double-digit increases in sales and store counts drove the category's growth.
2016 U.S. Sales ($000)
2016 U.S. Units
|33||Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches||2,220,000*||2,620|
|55||Jersey Mike's Subs||825,000||1,187|
|88||Potbelly Sandwich Shop||445,900*||454|
|104||Charleys Philly Steaks||362,510||482|
|149||Which Wich Superior Sandwiches||242,200*||405*|
|177||Penn Station East Coast Subs||198,800*||310|
|195||Pret a Manger||177,800*||76|
*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report
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