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10 largest family-dining chains ranked by systemwide sales

The segment and its sub-sectors like the buffets market haven't had an easy time post-pandemic, prompting many members of the old guard to arm themselves with shiny new upstarts as future growth vehicles. But there's still plenty of effort being spent on helping the longtime leaders keep their footing, as this look at the Top 10 shows.

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For Top 500 family-dining chains, it's back to the future

The segment's old guard is striving to amp up its traditional strength of providing value, but with more relevant and higher-quality menu options.

The new CEO says sharpening the brand positions of the venerable family-dining chains is a top priority.

The former Long John Silver's CEO will be responsible for growing the two family-dining chains while scouting for acquisitions.

The family-dining chain launched Bakery By Perkins online to deliver pies, muffins and other baked goods, but the concept also serves as a testing ground for new products.

The franchise veteran previously helped to expand Qdoba, Moe's and Potbelly.

Chains are establishing new roles and responsibilities as dining rooms reopen.

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 purchase will create a family restaurant empire extending to 700 locations and $800 million in annual sales.

Pizza Hut, Wendy’s and Perkins all face challenges with struggling operators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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