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.
2016 U.S. Sales ($000)
2016 U.S. Units
|100||Joe's Crab Shack||370,000*||113|
|118||Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen||325,000*||38|
|158||McCormick & Schmick's||231,400*||56|
|167||Legal Sea Foods||215,100*||35|
|168||Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market||214,300*||29|
*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report
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