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Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery

Food

New menu launches run the gamut

From date night dinners to family meals and sweets, restaurants innovate to lure customers.

Operations

Sales at Chili’s drop to a third of usual volume

Delivery and takeout business has more than doubled, but off-premise is generating only about 30%-35% of former sales levels.

The smaller Marie Callender’s was sold for $1.75 million as part of the breakup. RB’s The Bottom Line examines why the price was so low.

The family chains’ parent company anticipates selling the holdings piecemeal.

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.

The brand caters to senior and family-oriented crowds with its American fare and signature pies

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.

Popular among seniors and families for its classic American fare and signature pies