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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.

2017 Top 500: Mexican

The Mexican category overall saw sales increase by 0.9% to $18 billion and units by 4.1%, to 12,656.

Click through to see the list of consumers’ most-craved restaurant tacos, from Mexican joints to burger chains.

The Mexican chain also brought back a seasonal dessert.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, consumers reveal their top restaurant chains for the Mexican favorite.

Point-of-sale technology affects every aspect of foodservice operations. The Web and wireless technology have freed the POS system for more wide-ranging tasks, like interfacing efficiently with customers. Today’s technology gives customers more control over the dining experience and frees up some labor.

Restaurant chains that serve more lower-calorie foods and beverages have better business performance, according to a new study by Hudson Institute. Over five years, chains that increased the amount of lower-calorie options they served had better sales growth, larger increases in customer traffic and stronger gains in total food and beverage servings than chains whose servings of lower-calorie options declined.

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.

Adds a “West-Mex” flare to its affordable tacos, burritos and signature Potatoes Olés 

Has the pumpkin spice craze gone too far? Check out these examples before you answer.

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