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Sbarro

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There are 283 companies on the list, according to the Wall Street Journal, which is current as of March 1. Peppering the list are several high-profile...

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.

Cafeteria-style chain serving premade pizza by the slice and other Italian favorites

Pizza Hut is a leader in the change, including adding more fresh ingredients, introducing new ovens, interactive ordering and by-the-slice sales.

In a recent Technomic survey, customers reveal which restaurant chains offer the most craveable pizzas that they can’t get anywhere else.

Its pizza, pasta and other Italian classics are served cafeteria-style

The new two-unit Sbarro concept serves Neapolitan-style pizzas that are made to order and baked in high-temperature ovens fueled with gas but with wood added for flavor. Prices range from $5.85 to $11.50. The menu is rounded out with salads, desserts, craft beers and wines.

DIY pizza is again a growth story, but still a relatively small piece of the pie (only Blaze Pizza has hit the top 200).