In the annual NRN Top 500 report, powered by Datassential, Nation’s Restaurant News breaks down the 500 biggest restaurant chains in the U.S. by systemwide sales, domestic units and average unit volumes. The full data also identifies chains by segment, so here we’ve broken out the 10 biggest full-service Italian and pizza restaurants by U.S. systemwide sales, out of 38 that appear on the list.
Of these 10 chains, five experienced year-over-year sales growth in 2021 — four by double digits, and one by 40%. The three largest of these are ranked in the Top 100 overall, with No. 10 here coming in at No. 201 on the full list.
Two of these chains — North Italia and Buca di Beppo — are new to the Top 10 full-service Italian/pizza list this year.
Click through this gallery to see the 10 biggest full-service Italian/pizza restaurants in the U.S.