FREEBIRDS World Burrito

Top 500 Chains

Freebirds World Burrito

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.

And how restaurants are convincing staff to stick around against all odds.

Don’t let employees leave without doing these three things.

It’s popular among young adults for its energetic vibe and customizable menu

Popular among college students and young adults for its customizable Mexican fare and energetic atmosphere

The Mexican category overall saw sales increase by 0.9% to $18 billion and units by 4.1%, to 12,656.

Sly moves helped restaurants get their marketing messages across in innovative ways—and avert serious crime.

With most chains trying to score valuable real estate on their customers’ phones, the Restaurant Business team took a look at 25 restaurant apps to see what’s working—and what’s not.

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.

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