FSR 50: The Numbers

Whoever said the numbers don’t matter wasn’t looking at the FSR 50. This rundown highlights the most important financial information for the top 50 full-service brands, and lines the numbers up for easy comparison of year-over-year performance.

Fiscal years for all brands ended December 2013, except for the following. Fiscal year ended second quarter 2013 for Chili's Grill & Bar, Ruby Tuesday, Bob Evans Restaurants, and Maggiano's LIttle Italy. Fiscal year ended third quarter 2013 for Cracker Barrel and Logan's Roadhouse. Fiscal year ended first quarter 2014 for Dave & Buster's. Fiscal year ended second quarter 2014 for Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, and The Capital Grille.

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Rank Chain 2013 U.S. Sales ($000) 2012 U.S. Sales ($000) % Change 2013 U.S. Units 2012 U.S. Units 2013 AUV ($000) 2012 AUV ($000)
1 Applebee’s 4,515,645 4,506,021 0% 2,019 1,885 2,426 2,423
2 Chili’s Grill & Bar 3,795,0002 3,837,000 -1% 1,265 1,279 3,000 3,000
3 Olive Garden 3,615,0002 3,781,200* -4% 831 822 4,400 4,600
4 IHOP 2,825,900 2,691,900 5% 1,593 1,537 1,804 1,768
5 Outback Steakhouse 2,459,000 2,396,000 3% 768 771 3,230 3,165
6 Red Lobster 2,360,0002 2,508,600* -6% 679 678 3,500 3,700
7 Denny’s 2,336,400 2,270,000 3% 1,599 1,590 1,700 1,673
8 Cracker Barrel 2,104,7683 2,059,411 2% 626 621 3,362 3,351
9 The Cheesecake Factory 1,688,036 1,604,825 5% 169 162 10,400 10,100
10 TGI Fridays* 1,622,000 1,722,000 -6% 416 388 4,194 3,075
11 Texas Roadhouse 1,410,118 1,252,358 13% 420 388 4,194 4,085
12 LongHorn Steakhouse 1,384,0002 1,231,000 12% 464 430 3,100 3,000
13 Ruby Tuesday 1,278,4702 1,312,500 -3% 739 750 1,730 1,750
14 Buffalo Wild Wings 1,167,445 946,458 23% 978 884 1,194 1,070
15 Red Robin 1,000,198 927,322 8% 487 448 2,053 2,069
16 Bob Evans Restaurants 981,4182 974,000 1% 560 565 1,700 1,720
17 Waffle House* 951,200 938,000 1% 1,700 1,667 565 570
18 P.F. Chang’s China Bistro* 896,230 962,314 -7% 209 207 4,247 4,649
19 Hooters* 828,000 825,000 0% 360 352 2,300 2,344
20 BJ’s Restaurants 775,000 708,325 9% 146 130 5,308 5,449
21 Carraba’s 710,000 697,000 2% 240 235 2,998 2,999
22 California Pizza Kitchen* 688,500 661,000 4% 215 210 3,240 3,147
23 Logan’s Roadhouse 647,4253 629,987 3% 259 246 2,800 2,900
24 Dave & Buster’s 635,5791 608,067 5% 65 60 10,101 9,847
25 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery* 627,600 644,255 -3% 392 400 1,585 1,610
26 Bonefish Grill 573,000 512,000 12% 194 174 3,131 3,162
27 Cheddar’s Casual Cafè 540,540 539,929 0% 130 129 4,158 4,185
28 O’Charley’s* 503,000 508,000 -1% 213 213 2,370 2,384
29 Famous Dave’s 495,176 494,164 0% 192 187 2,579 2,642
30 Joe’s Crab Shack 447,800 418,900 7% 136 129 3,185 3,037
31 Friendly’s* 407,000 448,000 -9% 339 361 1,161 1,240
32 Yard House 395,0002 370,100 7% 52 44 8,200 8,400
33 On the Border* 389,800 377,900 3% 150 147 2,625 2,571
34 Maggiano’s Little Italy 387,6402 380,000 2% 44 44 8,810 8,636
35 The Capital Grille 363,0002 332,000 10% 54 49 7,100 7,000
36 Village Inn* 331,000 324,000 2% 205 202 1,600 1,603
37 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 322,823 310,985 4% 139 137 2,322 2,269
38 Miller’s Ale House* 296,000 269,000 10% 67 61 4,625 4,409
39 Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen* 286,162 268,317 7% 33 33 8,672 8,130
40 Hard Rock Cafe* 282,600 275,000 3% 46 45 6,210 6,111
41 McCormick & Schmick’s* 279,700 287,000 -3% 74 73 3,940 3,931
42 Shoney’s* 273,800 319,000 -14% 165 200 1,500 1,595
43 Ninety Nine Restaurants* 273,000 272,000 0% 105 105 2,605 2,590
44 Uno Chicago Grill* 268,900 281,000 -4% 127 134 2,060 2,097
45 Benihana* 267,200 265,000 1% 63 60 3,685 3,680
46 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 265,330 252,000 5% 65 65 3,389 3,350
47 Romano’s Macaroni Grill 259,400 385,000 -33% 182 183 1,999 2,100
48 Johnny Carino’s* 258,100 286,000 -10% 99 123 2,607 2,325
49 Morton’s The Steakhouse* 257,700 265,000 -3% 66 65 3,904 4,076
50 Brio Tuscan Grille 250,900 242,400 4% 61 55 4,700 5,100