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The largest specialty chains in the U.S.

These are the highest-grossing specialty chains in Technomic’s Top 250.
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The specialty category includes both limited-service and full-service chains serving the following menu types: snack, beverage, barbecue, seafood, salad and other ethnic cuisines.

RankChain name2019 U.S. sales ($000,000)Sales stimated2019 U.S. units
115Dickey's Barbecue Pit $350 *497
126Famous Dave's $329 *128
178Sonny's BBQ $192 *94
202Bill Miller Bar-B-Q $171 *75
204Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill $168 *61
235Mission BBQ $136 *90
244L&L Hawaiian Barbecue $129 *195
77Tropical Smoothie Cafe $577  834
88Jamba $515 *767
94Smoothie King $462  972
220Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe $150  93
185Sweetgreen $185 *102
55Krispy Kreme $887 *364
81Auntie Anne's $559 *1,288
171Cinnabon $201 *956
195Wetzel's Pretzels $177  353
232Great American Cookies $142 *368
239Daylight Donuts $133 *415

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

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