Restaurateurs from other countries have emotional as well as financial investments in the dining experiences they create in the U.S.
Small but mighty, that’s the defining characteristic of micro-chains that boast multi-million-dollar portfolios.
The restaurants on this list excel at performing consistently across their portfolios, as evidenced by 2014 average unit volumes that place them among the highest-performing brands in the industry whether compared with other chains or independent operators
Based on year-over-year growth in sales, these are the brands that ended 2014 at the head of the class.
- By By Kevin Hardy
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Each of the leading restaurant groups is a billion-dollar empire, with at least two or more full-service brands.
From traditional choices like apples and pears to tart and tangy pomegranates and cranberries, a cornucopia of fruits are seasonal celebrities.
Key performance indicators in five segments highlight the leading full-service brands in the U.S.
Chef Sophina Uong of Revival Bar + Kitchen took first place for the second consecutive year at the San Francisco Lamb Jam, winning in the categories of “Best of Show” and “Best As
McKendrick’s Steak House, an independently owned, classic American steakhouse in Atlanta, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in November.
Stella San Jac, an Austin-American inspired restaurant located on the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and Fifth Street in Austin, Texas, officially opened its doors on July 16.