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2018 Top 500: Family Style

The Top 250 full-service family-style chains, ranked.
Denny's original grand slam

Top 500


Family-style chains within the Top 500 grew sales 2.1% in 2017; unit count increased 0.8%. Sixteen saw positive sales growth, while 12 saw sales drop.

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000,000)2017 US Units
23IHOP$3,2551,671
27Denny’s$2,693*1,607
31Cracker Barrel Old Country Store$2,351645
44Waffle House$1,334*1,910
71Perkins Restaurant & Bakery$630*369
106Village Inn$472*212
125First Watch$313243
133Friendly’s$297231
141Huddle House$256*370
143Black Bear Diner$251106
161Big Boy$221*183
170Shoney's$209*135
202Eat’n Park$168*69
205The Original Pancake House$161*130
213Shari's Cafe and Pies$155*95
236Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery$130*57
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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

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