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Charleys Philly Steaks

Consumer Trends

Customers’ most-craved beef

See which 10 chains are winning with beef that consumers say they can’t get anywhere else.

It’s known for signature Philly steak sandwiches, gourmet fries and grilled-to-order subs

Serves grilled-to-order subs and 100% USDA Choice steak sandwiches in a welcoming and relaxed setting

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline.

Customers reveal which restaurant chains’ french fries they deem most likely to spark cravings.

The top and fastest-growing chains don’t always align with average total menu items in their sectors.

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.