2016 NRN Top 100 PDF
The restaurant industry is certainly never dull. Overall, the Top 100 chains booked aggregated sales growth in 2015 that bested any year since the last recession and was one of the biggest jumps in NRN’s Top 100 history. Menu innovation, engaging marketing campaigns, digital advancement and fresh concepts all add up to an industry ever changing. In the last 18 months, major food safety incidents and breakfast (finally) served all day challenges how and where consumers choose to dine. It also became nearly mandatory for restaurants to offer digital ordering, payment and delivery to simply stay in the game.
The Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 report tracks and analyzes the largest restaurant chains based on U.S. systemwide foodservice sales. With 21 metrics for each brand — three years of data covering sales, unit counts, estimated sales per unit, market share, and more — it is the best industry census looking brand by brand, segment by segment, and dollar by dollar.