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How Trump’s trade war with China could sting restaurants

Operators are keeping an eye on food costs and the possible effects on consumer spending.

Top 500 Chains

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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.

Sentinel Capital sold the family-dining chain to the private-equity titan's family office investor.

See which 10 chains are meeting consumers’ morning cravings the most.

It plans to launch 100 additional units in the next five years

Offering cooked-to-order homestyle favorites for “Any Meal. Any Time”

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing.

Although trendy new breakfast-and-lunch-only eateries continue to pop up, they’ve yet to top legacy brands for consumers’ overall favorite family-style restaurants.

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.