2015 Top 100: Why Yard House is the No. 6 fastest-growing chain

This is part of Nation's Restaurant News’ annual Top 100 report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.

Yard House, the beer-focused casual-dining division of Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants Inc., rose to No. 91 in the Latest Year, from No. 97 the Preceding Year. Darden acquired Yard House in August 2012, when it had 39 units, for $585 million, from TSG Consumer Partners, and added it to its Specialty Restaurant Group, which includes Seasons 52, Eddie V’s and other brands.

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