McDonald's topped QSR's list of the Top 50 limited-service chains, followed by Subway, Starbucks, Wendy's and Burger King to round out the top five. The rankings are based on total sales, and the list includes a mix of quickservice and fast-casual brands.
Perennial favorites wings, pizza and subs once again top the list of foods that football fans will include in their Super Bowl Sunday menus, according to the National Restaurant Association. The trade group expects about 48 million Americans will order takeout or delivery from restaurants this weekend.
Landry's plans to open Galveston's Pleasure Pier by Memorial Day weekend, a $60 million food and amusement park that will include the state's first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant, a 350-seat eatery that's part of the chain acquired by Houston-based Landry's last year.
The workers group Restaurant Opportunities Centers United said it will file a lawsuit today against restaurant giant Darden, claiming the company's Capital Grille restaurants practice racial discrimination and violate state and federal labor laws. "If they have something specific, we want to look into it," said Darden spokesman Rich Jeffers.
QSR Magazine's annual Top 50 list of the biggest quickservice and fast-casual brands holds few surprises, with McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, Wendy's and Starbucks taking the top five spots, but a second list of contenders includes a few that aim to gain on the industry leaders in the coming years. Auntie Anne's Pretzels, McAlister's Deli and Moe's Southwest Grill lead the race to make it to the main list.