The Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report is the most comprehensive ranking, analysis and overview of the 2014 U.S. chain restaurant industry. The Top 500 helps readers develop sales and marketing strategies, identify growth opportunities and monitor segment and menu category performance.
In-depth industry overview: Total restaurant industry share of sales and units by menu category; Top 500 chains' share of sales and units by menu category; Top 250 vs. second 250 performance
TOP 500 segment performance review: Quick-casual vs. fast-casual comparison; Midscale, casual dining and fine dining; Menu category analysis by cluster
Leading chain performance: Fastest-growing chains; New "emerging" Top 500 entrants; Company-owned vs. franchised; Key chain acquisitions and IPO activity
Key rankings: Leading upscale casual-dining and fine-dining chains; Chains with highest sales abroad; Internationally based chains with top U.S. sales; Top chains ranked by franchised and company-owned units; Listings—alphabetical and by menu category
Implications & outlook: 10 key themes of 2014; Forecasted growth by menu category; Outlook and opportunities for the future; Share of sales by menu cluster
Comprehensive appendices include: Alphabetical listing; Chains ranked by U.S. systemwide sales; Chains ranked by U.S. systemwide units; Average unit volume by chain; International sales and units; Chains indexed by menu category and ranked by share of sales
Understand key drivers impacting restaurant industry sales