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Rainforest Cafe

Top 500 Chains

Rainforest Cafe

Restaurants feature animatronic animals, live plants and other nods to nature

Offering patrons “A Wild Place to Shop and Eat” in a simulated rainforest

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

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.

Pricing failed to avert the decline.

The restaurant operator shared which of its brands were hacked.

Two industry veterans whose concepts already dot restaurant rows from coast to coast lifted the napkin recently off their latest ventures.

While the USDA has established identity standards for organic labeling, there are no clear guidelines for sustainable products.

From a pure public relations standpoint, going green is right up there with being trans-fat free.