All Publicly Traded U.S. Restaurant Chains and Stock Exchange Symbols

Complete List Mutli-Unit Restaurant Companies & Public Stock Ownership

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Even though it seems like the largest U.S. restaurant chains dominate the retail restaurant niche, only about 30% of America's restaurants are part of a mult-unit chain, and only a fraction of those restaurant chains are publicly traded restaurant companies.  The vast majority of U.S. retail diners are spending $1.9 billion in approximately one million restaurant locations owned by individual culinary entrepreneurs.

Most of the largest multi-unit restaurant companies in the U.S. are publicly traded on the U.S. stock exchange, not privately owned. This is a complete list of publicly traded restaurant companies in the U.S. retail industry and their stock symbols. This list is arranged alphabetically according to the company name.

All Publicly Traded U.S. Restaurant Chains and Stock Exchange Symbols

Ark Restaurants Corp.

Benihana Inc.

BJ's Restaurants, Inc.

Bloomin’ Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar)

Blue Water Restaurant Group

Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (Bravo!, Cucina Italiana, Brio Tuscan Grille)

Brazil Fast Food Corp.

Brinker International, Inc.

Buca, Inc.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

Burger King Holdings, Inc.

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.

Caribou Coffee Co

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.

CEC Entertainment, Inc.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Chuy's Holdings

CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Cosi, Inc.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

Denny's Corporation

DineEquity, Inc.

Domino's Pizza, Inc.

Dunkin Brands Group

Eat At Joe's Ltd.

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.

El Pollo Loco

ELXSI Corporation

Famous Dave's of America, Inc.

Famous Uncle Al's Hot Dogs & Grille, Inc.

Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc.

Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.

Fogo De Chao, Inc.

Fresh Enterprises, Inc.

Frisch's Restaurants, Inc.

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Publicly Traded Multi-Unit Retail Restaurant Chains (continued):

Good Times Restaurants Inc. 

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.

Habit Restaurants Inc.

Healthy Fast Food Inc.

Hudson's Grill International, Inc. 

Ignite Restaurant Group (Joe's Crab Shack, Brick House Tavern + Tap)

J. Alexander's Corporation 


Koffee Korner Inc.

Kona Grill, Inc. 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. 

Landry's Restaurants, Inc. 

LaSalle Brands Corporation 

Logan's Roadhouse Inc.

Luby's, Inc. 

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. 

McDonald's Corporation 

Mexican Restaurants, Inc. 

Morgan's Foods, Inc. 

Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc. 

Nathan's Famous, Inc. 

Noble Roman's, Inc. 

Noodles & Co.

O'Charley's Inc. 

Panera Bread Company 

P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. 



Pizza Inn, Inc. 

Potbelly Corp.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. 

Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. 

Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. 

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. 

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. 

Shake Shack

Smith & Wollensky

Sonic Corp. 

Star Buffet, Inc.

Starbucks Corporation 

Steakhouse Partners, Inc. 

Tam Restaurants Inc.

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. 


The Steak n Shake Company 

Time Horton's, Inc.

uWink, Inc. 


Western Sizzlin Corporation 

Wingstop Inc.

YUM! Brands, Inc. 

Zoe's Kitchen

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