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The top independent Italian restaurants of 2017 boast check averages from $29 to $162.
Top 100 Rank: 4
Location: New York City
Average Check: $33
Meals Served: 396,871
On the Menu: Family-style dishes like pasta with ragu, Pomodoro or clam sauce
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Top 100 Rank: 7
Average Check: $85
Meals Served: 200,000
On the Menu: Chicken Marsala with wild mushrooms and marsala wine
Top 100 Rank: 18
Location: Los Angeles
Average Check: $35
Meals Served: 729,612
On the Menu: Artichoke pizza with chevre, mozzarella, roasted artichokes, shaved shallots, tomato sauce, parsley and olive oil
Top 100 Rank: 32
Average Check: $162
Meals Served: 110,000*
On the Menu: Potato gnocchi with smoked cod collar, fiano crema and caviar
Top 100 Rank: 47
Average Check: $90
Meals Served: 171,713
On the Menu: Bucatini & Clams with pepperoni ragu, shishito and crispy potato
Top 100 Rank: 55
Location: Las Vegas
Meals Served: 134,783
On the Menu: Meatball with sausage ragu
Top 100 Rank: 70
Average Check: $52*
Meals Served: $290,000
On the Menu: Harry’s Chicken Vesuvio with half chicken or boneless breast, quartered potatoes, peas, garlic and white wine
Top 100 Rank: 88
Average Check: $29
Meals Served: 438,667
On the Menu: Shrimp risotto with zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes
Top 100 Rank: 99
Location: Bal Harbour, Fla.
Average Check: $54*
Meals Served: 237,000*
On the Menu: Fusili al Telefono with tomato, basil, mozzarella and Parmesan
Top 100 Rank: 100
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Average Check: $56*
Meals Served: 235,000
On the Menu: Cafe Fiorello Lasagna with short rib meatballs and braised short rib
Qualifying restaurants will be granted a $5,000 tax credit, payable ahead of their tax filing, for every net new position they add.
Bloomin' Brands posted an average rise in restaurant-level operating profits of five percentage points.
After five years of development, the company plans to have up to 100 "automated pizza kitchens" across the country by the end of 2021.
Thanks to a new round of investment funding, the fast casual is getting ready to add corporate and franchised stores, as well as expanding its packaged goods line.
See the full ranking of the Top 100 concepts, which account for more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue, and learn how they are putting hospitality first.
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