SOURCE: Chain Store Guide

April 17, 2008 16:30 ET

Chain Store Guide Releases New Top 500 Chain Restaurant Companies

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Chain Store Guide® (CSG) announces the release of the 2008 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Companies database, a unique compilation of U.S. restaurant companies.

CSG is the leading provider of comprehensive and definitive retail and foodservice solutions to businesses around the world. Leveraging primary research and content gathered for more than 75 years classifies Chain Store Guide as leaders in the foodservice industry. Chain Store Guide is a subsidiary of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc., founded in 1925, publisher of the leading magazine in the restaurant industry, Nation's Restaurant News.

CSG and NRN are the most highly recognized names in the foodservice industry. Combining CSG data and NRN's market knowledge provides instant gratification to their clients.

Chain Store Guide's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Companies database is in an Excel spreadsheet format that can easily integrate into any contact management system.

The database includes the mailing and physical address of each company's headquarters as well as the phone and fax number of each chain. In addition, the database lists the titles and names of more than 1,890 key personnel within these top operators and can be integrated into any contact management tool.

The 500 companies in this database generated food and beverage sales of more than $159 billion, up 8 percent from last year, and operated in excess of 271,000 locations worldwide (a 4 percent increase).

Chain Store Guide's 2008 Top 500 Chain Restaurant Companies database includes:

--  A three-year history of industry sales and total locations.  It also
    shows the percent change between last year and this year for each measure.
--  Links to 402 company internet home pages and 252 corporate email
--  More than 1,890 key personnel including 350 CEOs, 260 Presidents and 300
    CFOs.  In addition, Corporate and Executive Chefs are included as well as
    those in charge of menu and product development.

CSG's exclusive database includes both public and private companies as well as industry sales, number of units for each restaurant company, the trade names each company operates and the year the company was founded.

"More than just another ranked list, CSG's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Companies database provides all the contact information a customer needs to access the country's largest foodservice providers," Matt Werhner, Managing Editor, Chain Store Guide.

CSG's staff of industry editors and call center professionals researched each of the companies in the Top 500 Chain Restaurant Companies database.

CSG's complete Top 500 Chain Restaurant Companies database is available at or by calling 888-368-7103. A free sample of the database is available for download.

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