2017 Top 500: Varied Menu
Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.
This week’s restaurant nightmares, special edition: The worst
How low can restaurants sink? Farther than you may have thought, suggested industry observers who set out to find that outer boundary. Here, in a special edition of Restaurant Nightmares, are the absolute worst restaurant dishes, names and demonic collaborations.
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.