Top 100 Independents 2023
With the pandemic distantly in the rear-view mirror, independent restaurants saw a return to normalcy in 2022, even as they battled commodity inflation and higher labor costs. Many embraced the changing landscape and proved their resiliency as customers came out to dine. This year's Restaurant Business Top 100 ranking shows considerable sales growth among the top operators. They served 30.2 million meals and recorded $1.95 billion in sales. And there were some notable newcomers. Here's a look at the top independent restaurants across the country and how they grew year over year.