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Bruegger's Bagels

2017 Top 500: Bakery Cafe chains

While the bakery café menu category saw its total sales increase by 4% to $7.3 billion and units by 1% to 3,499, performance among the individual brands varied widely.


The 5 most craveable LTOs in October: Men vs. women

Men and women each reveal which chain limited-time offers they deem most craveable.

Chains are ramping up R&D to launch on-trend dishes.

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.

Maple flavors are growing at lunch and dinner and in beverages.

Serving about 30 varieties of New York-style bagels, plus sandwiches, soups and salads

Parent company Einstein Noah Restaurant Group cited “financial performance” as the reason for the closures.

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