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A&W All-American Food

2017 Top 500: Burger

The top three burger chains, all QSRs, own two-thirds of the category's sales.

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More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

Burger-joint fare along with signature A&W Root Beer floats in a nostalgic and casual atmosphere

Chain taking its homemade root beer to the Midwestern small towns where it all started.

Business as usual is out the door. These factors are causing operators to reshape the traditional model.

A burger chain known for its signature A&W Root Beer floats and nostalgic atmosphere

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