2018 Top 500: Family Casual

The Top 250 limited-service family-casual chains, ranked.

Top 500

Family-casual chains within the Top 500 saw sales drop 6% in 2017; unit count decreased 4.2%. Three saw positive sales growth, while nine saw sales drop.

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000,000)2017 US Units
37Golden Corral$1,758489
153Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes$235*97
174Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet$206*70
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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

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