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MTY to buy yogurt chain sweetFrog for $35M

The deal gives the Canadian brand collector another frozen yogurt chain.

2016 Top 500 restaurant chains

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.

Frozen desserts chains from the 2016 Top 500 ranking increased sales by 6.8% to $6.4 billion. Thank leader Dairy Queen; its sales make up about 46% of the category.

A self-serve frozen-yogurt concept known for its variety of flavors and Christian values