2018 Top 500: Varied Menu

The Top 250 full-service varied-menu chains, ranked.
The Cheesecake Factory

Top 500

Varied menu chains within the Top 500 saw sales drop 1.7% in 2017; unit count decreased 2.5%. Thirty-seven saw positive sales growth, while 33 saw sales drop.

2018 RankChain Name2017 US Sales ($000,000)2017 US Units
21Chili’s Grill & Bar$3,527*1,252
35The Cheesecake Factory$2,057198
39Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews$1,561548
43TGI Fridays$1,400*458
48BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse$1,031197
51Bob Evans$910*515
58Ruby Tuesday$827*558
63Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen$720*165
83Yard House$53067
123Bar Louie$316*131
126Ninety Nine Restaurants$313*107
134Hard Rock Cafe$278*44
139Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom$261108
145Seasons 52$24541
149Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants$24130
159UNO Pizzeria & Grill$222*98
164Bahama Breeze Island Grille$21737
168Claim Jumper$214*42
175Mimi’s Cafe$205*85
178Johnny Rockets$198190
192J. Alexander’s$18231
197Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks$177*56
206Firebirds Wood Fired Grill$16145
208Rainforest Cafe$161*21
226Grand Lux Cafe$140*13
232Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar$113*24
240Great American Cookies$128*348
244Main Event$127*40
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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

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