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These are the largest family dining chains in the U.S.

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Family-dining chains have been slow to come back from the pandemic. Here are the largest such chains in the U.S. based on their 2022 system sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2023 RankChain Name2022 US Sales ($000,000)2022 US Units
28IHOP$3,2181,667
33Cracker Barrel$2,617665
34Denny's$2,6171,445
47Golden Corral$1,399362
48Waffle House$1,317*1,971
61First Watch$915474
67Bob Evans$767438
92Perkins Restaurant & Bakery$522*279
115Black Bear Diner$411153
173Huddle House$223*280
180Village Inn$214*120
188Sizzler$20480
195Frisch's Big Boy$194102
203Original Pancake House, The$185*146
214Snooze, an A.M. Eatery$16957
232Another Broken Egg Cafe$15382
234Friendly's$151*120
237Metro Diner$149*60
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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