The sports bar category is defying casual dining overall. Those among the Top 500 grew sales by 3.9%, to $7.9 billion, and unit counts by 2%, to 2,747. Increases came both from the largest chain, Buffalo Wild Wings, whose sales grew 4%, and emerging chains such as Duffy's Sports Grill (up 14%), Twin Peaks (11%) and Dave & Buster's (11%).
2016 U.S. Sales ($000)
2016 U.S. Units
|18||Buffalo Wild Wings||3,785,000*||1,187|
|87||Dave & Buster's||450,000*||87|
|107||Miller's Ale House||360,000*||78|
|172||Beef 'O' Brady's||203,900||185|
|194||Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery||180,600*||80|
|232||Quaker Steak & Lube||132,500||50|
|240||Duffy's Sports Grill||129,500||33|
|247||Wild Wing Cafe||124,000*||44|
*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report
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