Every year, Nation’s Restaurant News and Datassential partner to present The Top 500, the definitive sales ranking of restaurants in America.
One element of this data is restaurant segment, meaning each can be broken down by systemwide domestic sales, units and estimated sales per unit. NRN has been analyzing the Top 10 restaurant chains in each segment by sales, and today we’re looking at full-service chains that serve seafood and/or steak.
These 10 chains, out of 25 on the full Top 500, all saw systemwide sales growth in 2022 — some as high as 16.6% — and estimated sales per unit as high as 18.7%. Only three of these restaurants, however, opened new net units last year, with six closing units and one breaking even at the end of the year.
The chains on this list are the same 10 that appeared on last year’s ranking; however, the order has shuffled for Nos. 4-10.
Click through the gallery to see the 10 biggest full-service restaurants in America serving seafood or steak.