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Special Reports

Special Reports

Top 500 Chains 2022

The 500 largest chains collectively have recovered from the pandemic and then some, with sales up 8.4% since 2019. But success was not spread evenly, and the very biggest concepts performed best, according to the 2022 Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. RB takes an in-depth look at the companies and sectors on this year’s list, including those that did well, and those that struggled.

Special Reports

Same-Store Sales Tracker

Restaurant Business has collected same-store sales data from publicly traded restaurant chains. Look below for a complete list of sales data organized by calendar quarter.

2020 was a year like no other and played a massive role in the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant report.

Restaurant Business has collected same-store sales data from publicly traded restaurant chains. Look below for a complete list of sales data organized by calendar quarter.

This year’s class of America’s up-and-coming chains faces an uncertain future. But as the coronavirus hit, these small and innovative concepts were characteristically quick to adapt, repacking menu items into meal kits, creating pop-up drive-thrus and more. Here’s a look at how they got here, and where they plan to go next.

2020 was a year like no other and played a massive role in the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant report.

Here are some key milestones from the last 100 years.

A deep dive into the industry’s history sheds light on where we’re going.

The eruption of World War II brought shortages of food, equipment and labor—precisely as demand for meals prepared outside the home soared to 60 million meals per day, triple the prewar level. Some es...

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