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2017 Top 500: Family Style

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing.

Consumer Trends

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Consumers reveal which limited-time offers they are most likely to order based on the name and description.

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.

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

The family-style chain recently announced it will switch to cage-free eggs by 2025

The Top 500 chains unveiled more than 13,000 limited-time offers in 2017, but only some can be winners with consumers.

The layout aims to appeal to younger diners with a full-service bar and a new prepared foods section.

Although trendy new breakfast-and-lunch-only eateries continue to pop up, they’ve yet to top legacy brands for consumers’ overall favorite family-style restaurants.

The family-oriented chain serves homestyle favorites at low prices

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