Conventional buffet chains in the Second 100 were thrown into turmoil in the Latest Year, while their competitors with broader salad- and grill-focused menus held their own during another challenging year for the segment.
As a group, the four-chain segment saw aggregate U.S. sales decline 14.6 percent to $781.5 million and closed a net 130 locations, or 29.4 percent of its unit base, to end the Latest Year with 312 domestic units.
Sizzler was the only one of the group
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