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ARKANSAS BUSINESS LIST: HIGHEST-GROSSING RESTAURANTS

Ranked by 2004 gross receipts

Little Rock Restaurants

                                                2004
                                           Gross Receipts

1      Chili's Grill & Bar                    $4,023,415
2      Outback Steakhouse                     $3,941,934
3      Red Lobster                            $3,933,888
4      Romano's Macaroni Grill                $3,521,545
5      Olive Garden                           $3,414,049
6      On the Border **                       $3,325,329
7      Corky's Ribs and BBQ                   $3,288,624
8      Krispy Kreme Doughnuts **              $2,948,786
9      Host International (Little
         Rock National Airport)               $2,777,355
10     Jason's Deli                           $2,775,189
11     McDonald's (West Markham)              $2,580,226
12     Cajun's Wharf                          $2,566,205
13     McDonald's (Geyer Springs)             $2,480,057
14     Buffalo Grill West (Bowman)            $2,448,897
15     McDonald's (South University)          $2,303,260
16     IHOP (Hermitage Road)                  $2,284,032
17     Applebee's Neighborhood
         Grill & Bar                          $2,186,344
18     Shorty Small's                         $2,168,703
19     El Chico (Geyer Springs)               $2,082,790
20     Ryan's Family Steak House              $2,071,240
21     Luby's Cafeteria (West
         Markham)                             $2,003,756
22     McDonald's (Rodney Parham)             $1,967,090
23     McDonald's (Broadway)                  $1,954,886
24     Franke's Cafeteria (Rodney
         Parham)                              $1,914,695
25     Tia's Tex Mex                          $1,908,438
26     The Dixie Cafe (Rodney Parham)         $1,907,355
27     Whole Hog Caf,                         $1,878,646
28     Sonic Drive-In (Chenal
         Parkway)                             $1,852,828
29     IHOP (North University)                $1,819,224
30     Cozymel's Mexican Grill                $1,800,966

                                        2003                Percent
                                  Gross Receipts             Change

Chili's Grill & Bar                   $3,869,125             3.99%
Outback Steakhouse                    $3,853,782             2.29%
Red Lobster                           $3,819,888             2.98%
Romano's Macaroni Grill               $3,428,456             2.72%
Olive Garden                          $3,185,236             7.18%
On the Border **                              NA                NA
Corky's Ribs and BBQ                  $3,116,737             5.51%
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts **                     NA                NA
Host International (Little
  Rock National Airport)              $2,411,437            15.17%
Jason's Deli                          $2,953,035            -6.02%
McDonald's (West Markham)             $2,010,191            28.36%
Cajun's Wharf                         $2,388,801             7.43%
McDonald's (Geyer Springs)            $1,264,591            96.12%
Buffalo Grill West (Bowman)           $2,437,763             0.46%
McDonald's (South University)         $2,039,749            12.92%
IHOP (Hermitage Road)                 $2,157,508             5.86%
Applebee's Neighborhood
  Grill & Bar                         $2,022,734             8.09%
Shorty Small's                        $1,966,599            10.28%
El Chico (Geyer Springs)              $2,060,417             1.09%
Ryan's Family Steak House             $2,141,016            -3.26%
Luby's Cafeteria (West
  Markham)                            $1,710,420            17.15%
McDonald's (Rodney Parham)            $1,815,188             8.37%
McDonald's (Broadway)                 $1,609,460            21.46%
Franke's Cafeteria (Rodney
  Parham)                             $1,825,523             4.88%
Tia's Tex Mex                         $2,054,769            -7.12%
The Dixie Cafe (Rodney Parham)        $1,917,524            -0.53%
Whole Hog Caf,                        $1,391,861            34.97%
Sonic Drive-In (Chenal
  Parkway)                            $1,810,015             2.37%
IHOP (North University)               $1,856,590            -2.01%
Cozymel's Mexican Grill               $2,021,583           -10.91%

                                          Seating        2004 Revenue
                                          Capacity        Per Seat *

Chili's Grill & Bar                          234           $17,194
Outback Steakhouse                           244           $16,155
Red Lobster                                  252           $15,611
Romano's Macaroni Grill                      256           $13,756
Olive Garden                                 295           $11,573
On the Border **                             277           $12,005
Corky's Ribs and BBQ                         215           $15,296
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts **                     NA                NA
Host International (Little
  Rock National Airport)                     143           $19,422
Jason's Deli                                 235           $11,809
McDonald's (West Markham)                     NA                NA
Cajun's Wharf                                290            $8,849
McDonald's (Geyer Springs)                    NA                NA
Buffalo Grill West (Bowman)                  270            $9,070
McDonald's (South University)                 NA                NA
IHOP (Hermitage Road)                        200           $11,420
Applebee's Neighborhood
  Grill & Bar                                160           $13,665
Shorty Small's                               144           $15,060
El Chico (Geyer Springs)                     210            $9,918
Ryan's Family Steak House                    396            $5,230
Luby's Cafeteria (West
  Markham)                                   280            $7,156
McDonald's (Rodney Parham)                    NA                NA
McDonald's (Broadway)                         NA                NA
Franke's Cafeteria (Rodney
  Parham)                                    275            $6,963
Tia's Tex Mex                                260            $7,340
The Dixie Cafe (Rodney Parham)               250            $7,629
Whole Hog Caf,                               150           $12,524
Sonic Drive-In (Chenal
  Parkway)                                    NA                NA
IHOP (North University)                      300            $6,064
Cozymel's Mexican Grill                      130           $13,854

                                    2004 Restaurant
                                         Tax Paid

Chili's Grill & Bar                      $80,468
Outback Steakhouse                       $78,839
Red Lobster                              $78,678
Romano's Macaroni Grill                  $70,431
Olive Garden                             $68,281
On the Border **                         $66,507
Corky's Ribs and BBQ                     $65,772
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts **                $58,976
Host International (Little
  Rock National Airport)                 $55,547
Jason's Deli                             $55,504
McDonald's (West Markham)                $51,605
Cajun's Wharf                            $51,324
McDonald's (Geyer Springs)               $49,601
Buffalo Grill West (Bowman)              $48,978
McDonald's (South University)            $46,065
IHOP (Hermitage Road)                    $45,681
Applebee's Neighborhood
  Grill & Bar                            $43,727
Shorty Small's                           $43,374
El Chico (Geyer Springs)                 $41,656
Ryan's Family Steak House                $41,425
Luby's Cafeteria (West
  Markham)                               $40,075
McDonald's (Rodney Parham)               $39,342
McDonald's (Broadway)                    $39,098
Franke's Cafeteria (Rodney
  Parham)                                $38,294
Tia's Tex Mex                            $38,169
The Dixie Cafe (Rodney Parham)           $38,147
Whole Hog Caf,                           $37,573
Sonic Drive-In (Chenal
  Parkway)                               $37,057
IHOP (North University)                  $36,384
Cozymel's Mexican Grill                  $36,019

North Little Rock Restaurants

                                         2004               2003
                                    Gross Receipts     Gross Receipts

Red Lobster                           $4,958,489        $4,853,277
Wyndham Riverfront (River-
  front Steakhouse/Benihana)          $3,857,779        $3,499,640
Chili's Grill & Bar                   $3,838,595        $3,515,631
Olive Garden                          $3,658,946        $3,387,362
Cracker Barrel                        $3,562,270        $3,223,970
Golden Corral                         $3,505,724        $3,602,191
Outback Steakhouse                    $3,284,826        $3,154,927
Petro Stopping Center (The
  Iron Skillet)                       $3,055,245        $2,815,465
Carino's Italian Kitchen              $2,804,814        $2,610,179
Shorty Small's                        $2,558,861        $2,398,088
TGI Friday's                          $2,530,279        $2,256,888
McDonald's (McCain)                   $2,462,701        $2,224,113
IHOP Restaurant                       $2,267,500        $2,022,500
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  & Bar                               $2,037,135        $1,775,092
Tia's Tex Mex                         $1,982,585        $2,082,218
Jason's Deli ([dagger])               $1,910,933          $623,433
Roadhouse Grill                       $1,772,426        $2,137,105
McDonald's (JFK)                      $1,676,275        $1,478,323
Popeye's Fried Chicken                $1,674,470        $1,564,920
Luby's Cafeteria                      $1,649,560        $1,732,550
Wendy's Hamburgers (McCain)           $1,600,700        $1,634,267
The Dixie Cafe                        $1,578,500        $1,546,800
Lonestar Steakhouse                   $1,493,812        $1,423,690
Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza               $1,450,391        $1,428,745
McDonald's (Maumelle)                 $1,399,215        $1,256,883
U.S. Pizza (McCain)                   $1,335,167        $1,223,767
Pilot Travel Center
  (Subway/Dairy Queen)                $1,293,353        $1,166,530
Wendy's Hamburgers (Camp
  Robinson)                           $1,258,600        $1,229,400
McDonald's (Broadway)                 $1,203,118        $1,513,316
Alltel Arena                          $1,185,000        $1,081,767

                                         Percent            Seating
                                          Change            Capacity

Red Lobster                                2.17%               289
Wyndham Riverfront (River-
  front Steakhouse/Benihana)              10.23%               286
Chili's Grill & Bar                        9.19%               230
Olive Garden                               8.02%               389
Cracker Barrel                            10.49%               184
Golden Corral                             -2.68%               480
Outback Steakhouse                         4.12%               276
Petro Stopping Center (The
  Iron Skillet)                            8.52%               140
Carino's Italian Kitchen                   7.46%               240
Shorty Small's                             6.70%               200
TGI Friday's                              12.11%               170
McDonald's (McCain)                       10.73%                NA
IHOP Restaurant                           12.11%               176
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  & Bar                                   14.76%               172
Tia's Tex Mex                             -4.78%               218
Jason's Deli ([dagger])                  206.52%               251
Roadhouse Grill                          -17.06%               210
McDonald's (JFK)                          13.39%                NA
Popeye's Fried Chicken                     7.00%                NA
Luby's Cafeteria                          -4.79%               368
Wendy's Hamburgers (McCain)               -2.05%                NA
The Dixie Cafe                             2.05%               212
Lonestar Steakhouse                        4.93%               259
Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza                    1.52%               446
McDonald's (Maumelle)                     11.32%                NA
U.S. Pizza (McCain)                        9.10%               131
Pilot Travel Center
  (Subway/Dairy Queen)                    10.87%                NA
Wendy's Hamburgers (Camp
  Robinson)                                2.38%                NA
McDonald's (Broadway)                    -20.50%                NA
Alltel Arena                               9.54%            18,000

                                      2004 Revenue      2004 Restaurant
                                        Per Seat *          Tax Paid

Red Lobster                              $17,157          $148,755
Wyndham Riverfront (River-
  front Steakhouse/Benihana)             $13,489          $115,733
Chili's Grill & Bar                      $16,690          $115,158
Olive Garden                              $9,406          $109,768
Cracker Barrel                           $19,360          $106,868
Golden Corral                             $7,304          $105,172
Outback Steakhouse                       $11,902           $98,545
Petro Stopping Center (The
  Iron Skillet)                          $21,823           $91,657
Carino's Italian Kitchen                 $11,687           $84,144
Shorty Small's                           $12,794           $76,766
TGI Friday's                             $14,884           $75,908
McDonald's (McCain)                           NA           $73,881
IHOP Restaurant                          $12,884           $68,025
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  & Bar                                  $11,844           $61,114
Tia's Tex Mex                             $9,094           $59,478
Jason's Deli ([dagger])                   $7,613           $57,328
Roadhouse Grill                           $8,440           $53,173
McDonald's (JFK)                              NA           $50,288
Popeye's Fried Chicken                        NA           $50,234
Luby's Cafeteria                          $4,483           $49,487
Wendy's Hamburgers (McCain)                   NA           $48,021
The Dixie Cafe                            $7,446           $47,355
Lonestar Steakhouse                       $5,768           $44,814
Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza                   $3,252           $43,512
McDonald's (Maumelle)                         NA           $41,976
U.S. Pizza (McCain)                      $10,192           $40,055
Pilot Travel Center
  (Subway/Dairy Queen)                        NA           $38,801
Wendy's Hamburgers (Camp
  Robinson)                                   NA           $37,758
McDonald's (Broadway)                         NA           $36,094
Alltel Arena                                  NA           $35,550

Sources: Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, North Little Rock
Visitors Bureau. Notes: Little Rock levies a 2 percent sales tax on
gross food receipts, while North Little Rock's levy is 3 percent.
* Revenue per seat calculated by dividing gross rece ([dagger])
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