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2019 Top 500: Family style

The Top 250 family-style chains, ranked.
Photograph courtesy of Denny's

Top 500

Family-style chains saw sales grow 2.3% in 2018; unit count increased just 0.2%. Eighteen chains saw positive sales growth, while 15 saw sales decline.

2019 RankChain Name2018 US Sales ($000,000)2018 US Units
24IHOP$3,2331,705
28Denny's$2,6611,578
30Cracker Barrel$2,439655
43Waffle House$1,300*1,936
54Bob Evans$838*481
72Perkins Restaurant & Bakery$603*355
100First Watch$413295
121Village Inn$347*209
134Black Bear Diner$291120
139Big Boy/Frisch's Big Boy$275*203
147Friendly's$248201
150Huddle House$245351
180Shoney's$187*127
202The Original Pancake House$168*132
207Eat'n Park$16268
230Shari's Cafe and Pies$139*92
246Metro Diner$12567
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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