Restaurants and Institutions magazine has released their 2009 list of the TOP 400 RESTAURANT CHAINS, in terms of revenue.
Coming in at top is no surprise: McDonalds, with over US$70 billion in sales.
Rounding out the rest of the top ten are:
- KFC ($17.8b)
- Burger King ($14.8b)
- Starbucks ($13.5b)
- Subway ($12.9b)
- Pizza Hut ($10.4b)
- Wendy’s ($9.2b)
- Taco Bell ($6.9b)
- Domino’s Pizza ($5.5b)
- Dunkin’ Donuts ($5.5b)
The magazine also released their annual list of the TOP EARNING INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS FOR 2009 as well.
Just as Web Watch reported a few years ago the first time we looked at these statistics, Las Vegas-based TAO is still at the top of the list, with $68m in 2008 earnings and an average dinner check of $72. Not bad, when you have 785,000 people coming through your door.
The rest of the top 10 independent restaurants were:
- Tavern on the Green
- Joe’s Stone Crab
- Smith & Wollensky
- Tao Asian Bistro
- Old Ebbitt Grill
- Gibsons Bar Steakhouse
- Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Chicago
- Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Las Vegas
Falling just out of the top 10, at spot number 11, is our first Walt Disney World property, Fulton’s Crab House. With an average check of $45, Fulton’s made $20m in 2008. Other Disney properties that made the list include Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe at #25 ($15.7m), and the Contemporary Resort’s California Grill at #97 ($11.1m).