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How these restaurants are maintaining high AUVs

Analyzing the top restaurant AUVs from NRN’s Top 500 report


Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.

Today, we’re analyzing the top restaurant AUVs from NRN’s Top 500 report.

The annual Top 500 report brought to you by Nation’s Restaurant News and Datassential’s Firefly is a comprehensive report of the top restaurant companies ranked by data such as U.S. systemwide sales and unit count. It provides AUV, or average unit volume. Last week, managing editor Leigh Anne Zinsmeister took a deep dive into that data and she’s on the show today with a few select nuggets. For the full list, head to

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