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Bonefish Grill

Consumer Trends

Top chains by menu segment for 2017

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

Marketing

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Music can help make or break a restaurant experience, so with help from Technomic, we found the top 10 casual-dining playlists.

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.

Patrons will be rewarded for visiting any of the casual-dining giant’s restaurants.

Not only was branzino a new species for Bonefish, this was the first time the chain featured a whole fish.

TJ Thielbar and John Mays will feature dishes like wood-fired pizza with country ham and braised short ribs with a ricotta salad.

The high profile drama unfolding around Red Lobster and Olive Garden should be familiar to any restaurateur with investors and years of success.