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2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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The dual-branded chain serves steak, chicken and seafood dishes along with sides on a buffet

Sales and unit counts are down overall in the family casual category--otherwise known as buffets or cafeterias.

The venerable budget-steakhouse brands will become sister concepts of Fatburger.

A dual-branded family-casual chain known for its flame-grilled steak, chicken and seafood dinners