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10 largest family-dining chains ranked by systemwide sales

The segment and its sub-sectors like the buffets market haven't had an easy time post-pandemic, prompting many members of the old guard to arm themselves with shiny new upstarts as future growth vehicles. But there's still plenty of effort being spent on helping the longtime leaders keep their footing, as this look at the Top 10 shows.

Marketing

Sizzler aims for a renaissance by unabashedly embracing its past

The chain plans to remind lapsed patrons of what they once enjoyed, with hopes they'll bring younger members of the family back with them.

The steak-and-salad-bar concept is running ads again, playing off the signature deals that made it a 1980s hit.

The steak-and-salad bar chain, which emerged from bankruptcy in January, argues that the agency is improperly putting a hold on its Paycheck Protection Program application.

The steakhouse chain and its popular salad bar declared bankruptcy to renegotiate leases, but its challenges run deeper, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company blamed coronavirus for the filing and said it needs to renegotiate leases and cut back on debt.

The 130-unit chain said he left to pursue other opportunities, and no successor has been named.

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Although chicken and turkey costs are trending slightly upward, they are still better buys than red meat.

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