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Mimi's Cafe

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Mimi’s Cafe becomes Mimi’s Bistro & Bakery

The new name, part of a brand refresh, better reflects the struggling chain’s French roots as it positions itself for growth.

Top 500 Chains

Mimi's Cafe

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.

Innovation revs up as chains compete to get diners in the door.

Seasonal ingredients and timely tie-ins are powering chain menus right now.

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.

A look at the top chains winning with solo diners—as well as those scoring high with most consumers but missing the mark when it comes to dine-alone guests.

A varied-menu chain inspired by the neighborhood bistros of Paris and New Orleans

New menu items prove that operators are still going after the next tasty flavor pairing to be discovered.

Le Duff America has tapped the onetime chief of Motel 6 to spark expansion in the United States.

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