2017 Top 500: Specialty LSR

Krispy Kreme

The specialty LSR category includes barbecue, salad, seafood, snacks, smaller ethnic cuisines and other small niches. Together, they increased sales by 8.6%, to $6.9 billion, and units by 5.2%, to 11,070. The fastest sales growers illustrate there's plenty of opportunity in the "etcetera" space: Zoes Kitchen, up 21%; Tropical Smoothie Cafe, up 20%; Dickey's Barbecue Pit, up 17%; and Wetzel's Pretzels, up 16%.

2017 Rank

Chain Name

2016 U.S. Sales ($000)

2016 U.S. Units

61Krispy Kreme758,000*307
78Dickey's Barbeque Pit557,600*544
79Auntie Anne's547,8851,298
80Jamba Juice547,295*828
81Captain D's Seafood Kitchen543,722515
86Long John Silver's475,400*950*
121Tropical Smoothie Cafe314,239535
128Smoothie King283,600*759
129Zoes Kitchen280,356204
210Wetzel's Pretzels152,000*284
238Great American Cookies130,300*345

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


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