2017 Top 500: Seafood

Lobster in paradise

The seafood menu category continues to slowly sink, having declined 0.8% in sales to $5.3 billion and 2.1% in unit counts to 1,377 in 2016 from the prior year. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen increased sales by 5%, Legal Sea Foods by 2% and Bubba Gump by 1%, so the news isn't all bad. But it's hard to see past the declines of the three largest players, Red Lobster, Bonefish Grill and Joe's Crab Shack.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

29Red Lobster2,380,000*677
72Bonefish Grill630,000*210
100Joe's Crab Shack370,000*113
118Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen325,000*38
158McCormick & Schmick's231,400*56
167Legal Sea Foods215,100*35
168Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market214,300*29
250Chart House122,000*28

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


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