Rita's Ice

Top 500 Chains

Rita's Ice

The chain serves Italian ice made fresh in-house with real fruit

Specializing in Italian ice made fresh on-site with real fruit and served within 36 hours of mixing

Dairy Queen comprises more than half of the frozen desserts menu category's sales, which as a whole grew just 1.5%, to $6.3 billion.

With most chains trying to score valuable real estate on their customers’ phones, the Restaurant Business team took a look at 25 restaurant apps to see what’s working—and what’s not.

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 chain may look to jumpstart sales with new craft beverages.

The Center for Consumer Freedom’s latest attack ad takes issue with the chain’s tofu and beans.

New York is the favored hunting grounds of foodies, but Minnesota and Oregon pose some competition.

Traffic at the Fuku fried-chicken concept in New York City was so heavy during Week One that the tiny store had to shut for two days to readjust to the demand.

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