Denny39s moved to first place for growth in ESPU with a 52percent increase from the Preceding Year

Denny's moved to first place for growth in ESPU with a 5.2-percent increase from the Preceding Year.

2015 Top 100: Family Dining segment analysis

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.

Enhancing menus and remodeling units has paid off slightly for leading family-dining and buffet restaurant chains, which often face the challenges of mature brands and have seen little growth in past years.

The largest brands in the category — seven Top 100 Family Dining/Buffet chains and one Buffet chain — managed an average 2.3 percent growth rate in U.S. systemwide sales during the Latest Year. In the Preceding Year, average sales growth for the category had been

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