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2017 Top 500: Sandwich

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline.

Operations

5 forces chipping away at franchising

Business as usual is out the door. These factors are causing operators to reshape the traditional model.

One-liners concerning wimps, going naked and princess crowns give RLC attendees insight into the minds of some of the top industry leaders.

The sandwich shop has struck a deal to open units in 15 Crossroads IGA locations throughout the country.

The emerging fast-casual pizza brand was honored for capitalizing on its growth potential.

The past year reaffirmed that tough times bring many changes in restaurant leadership. Here are four of the most dramatic shifts.

Operators are looking to cash in on the chatter surrounding this year’s presidential race.

Corner Bakery's Ric Scicchitano will move to the sandwich chain on Sept. 6.

Among sandwich chains from the 2016 Top 500 ranking, one veteran has ignited a healthy uptick in sales, while another struggles with oversaturation.

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.