Top 500 Chains


One of the country's fastest-growing chains over the past five years continued that trajectory in 20


7 treats sweetening summer menus

Operators are tempting customers with cool sweets to lick, sip and spoon up.

Co-founder Craig Culver and CEO Joe Koss join "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the chain’s history and its future.

Menu launches are showcasing seasonal ingredients and innovative flavors.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

We asked six chain veterans what are the significant milestones in the growth of a restaurant company and what lessons they learned while expanding.

The 35-year veteran of the chain restaurant industry was the first person from outside the Culver family to hold the top job.

The industry ended 2016 a little poorer from the loss of talents like Sam Beall, Michel Richard and Phil Keiser. Here's a quick look at some of the talents that were lost, and the stamp they've left on the business.

In addition to measuring chains’ operational attributes, Technomic also rated their connections to consumers through a series of questions designed to gauge loyalty and perception of a brand.

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