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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Top 500 Chains

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Just in time for warmer weather, operators are mixing up new riffs on sangria.

It serves seafood and Southern-style dishes influenced by the movie “Forrest Gump”

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The seafood menu category continues to slowly sink, having declined 0.8% in sales to $5.3 billion and 2.1% in unit counts to 1,377 in 2016 from the prior year.

Chains use funky cocktail rims to excite guests and add flavor.

Seafood and Southern-style restaurant inspired by the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump”