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Highest-grossing restaurants.

Highest-Grossing Restaurants
Ranked by 2004 gross receipts

                                           2004              2003
Little Rock Restaurants               Gross Receipts    Gross Receipts

1  Chili's Grill & Bar                  $4,023,415        $3,869,125
2  Outback Steakhouse                   $3,941,934        $3,853,782
3  Red Lobster                          $3,933,888        $3,819,888
4  Romano's Macaroni Grill              $3,521,545        $3,428,456
5  Olive Garden                         $3,414,049        $3,185,236
6  On the Border **                     $3,325,329                NA
7  Corky's Ribs and BBQ                 $3,288,624        $3,116,737
8  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts **            $2,948,786                NA
9  Host International
   (Little Rock National Airport)       $2,777,355        $2,411,437
10 Jason's Deli                         $2,775,189        $2,953,035
11 McDonald's (West Markham)            $2,580,226        $2,010,191
12 Cajun's Wharf                        $2,566,205        $2,388,801
13 McDonald's (Geyer Springs)           $2,480,057        $1,264,591
14 Buffalo Grill West (Bowman)          $2,448,897        $2,437,763
15 McDonald's (South University)        $2,303,260        $2,039,749
16 IHOP (Hermitage Road)                $2,284,032        $2,157,508
17 Applebee's Neighborhood
   Grill & Bar                          $2,186,344        $2,022,734
18 Shorty Small's                       $2,168,703        $1,966,599
19 El Chico (Geyer Springs)             $2,082,790        $2,060,417
20 Ryan's Family Steak House            $2,071,240        $2,141,016
21 Luby's Cafeteria
   (West Markham)                       $2,003,756        $1,710,420
22 McDonald's (Rodney Parham)           $1,967,090        $1,815,188
23 McDonald's (Broadway)                $1,954,886        $1,609,460
24 Franke's Cafeteria
   (Rodney Parham)                      $1,914,695        $1,825,523
25 Tia's Tex Mex                        $1,908,438        $2,054,769
26 The Dixie Cafe (Rodney Parham)       $1,907,355        $1,917,524
27 Whole Hog Cafe                       $1,878,646        $1,391,861
28 Sonic Drive-In
   (Chenal Parkway)                     $1,852,828        $1,810,015
29 IHOP (North University)              $1,819,224        $1,856,590
30 Cozymel's Mexican Grill              $1,800,966        $2,021,583

                                           2004              2003
North Little Rock Restaurants         Gross Receipts    Gross Receipts

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

                                           Percent           Seating
Little Rock Restaurants                     Change           Capacity

1  Chili's Grill & Bar                       3.99%               234
2  Outback Steakhouse                        2.29%               244
3  Red Lobster                               2.98%               252
4  Romano's Macaroni Grill                   2.72%               256
5  Olive Garden                              7.18%               295
6  On the Border **                             NA               277
7  Corky's Ribs and BBQ                      5.51%               215
8  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts **                    NA                NA
9  Host International
   (Little Rock National Airport)           15.17%               143
10 Jason's Deli                             -6.02%               235
11 McDonald's (West Markham)                28.36%                NA
12 Cajun's Wharf                             7.43%               290
13 McDonald's (Geyer Springs)               96.12%                NA
14 Buffalo Grill West (Bowman)               0.46%               270
15 McDonald's (South University)            12.92%                NA
16 IHOP (Hermitage Road)                     5.86%               200
17 Applebee's Neighborhood
   Grill & Bar                               8.09%               160
18 Shorty Small's                           10.28%               144
19 El Chico (Geyer Springs)                  1.09%               210
20 Ryan's Family Steak House                -3.26%               396
21 Luby's Cafeteria
   (West Markham)                           17.15%               280
22 McDonald's (Rodney Parham)                8.37%                NA
23 McDonald's (Broadway)                    21.46%                NA
24 Franke's Cafeteria
   (Rodney Parham)                           4.88%               275
25 Tia's Tex Mex                            -7.12%               260
26 The Dixie Cafe (Rodney Parham)           -0.53%               250
27 Whole Hog Cafe                           34.97%               150
28 Sonic Drive-In
   (Chenal Parkway)                          2.37%                NA
29 IHOP (North University)                  -2.01%               300
30 Cozymel's Mexican Grill                 -10.91%               130

                                           Percent            Seating
North Little Rock Restaurants               Change            Capacity

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

                                        2004 Revenue    2004 Restaurant
Little Rock Restaurants                  Per Seat *        Tax Paid

1  Chili's Grill & Bar                     $17,194           $80,468
2  Outback Steakhouse                      $16,155           $78,839
3  Red Lobster                             $15,611           $78,678
4  Romano's Macaroni Grill                 $13,756           $70,431
5  Olive Garden                            $11,573           $68,281
6  On the Border **                        $12,005           $66,507
7  Corky's Ribs and BBQ                    $15,296           $65,772
8  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts **                    NA           $58,976
9  Host International
   (Little Rock National Airport)          $19,422           $55,547
10 Jason's Deli                            $11,809           $55,504
11 McDonald's (West Markham)                    NA           $51,605
12 Cajun's Wharf                            $8,849           $51,324
13 McDonald's (Geyer Springs)                   NA           $49,601
14 Buffalo Grill West (Bowman)              $9,070           $48,978
15 McDonald's (South University)                NA           $46,065
16 IHOP (Hermitage Road)                   $11,420           $45,681
17 Applebee's Neighborhood
   Grill & Bar                             $13,665           $43,727
18 Shorty Small's                          $15,060           $43,374
19 El Chico (Geyer Springs)                 $9,918           $41,656
20 Ryan's Family Steak House                $5,230           $41,425
21 Luby's Cafeteria
   (West Markham)                           $7,156           $40,075
22 McDonald's (Rodney Parham)                   NA           $39,342
23 McDonald's (Broadway)                        NA           $39,098
24 Franke's Cafeteria
   (Rodney Parham)                          $6,963           $38,294
25 Tia's Tex Mex                            $7,340           $38,169
26 The Dixie Cafe (Rodney Parham)           $7,629           $38,147
27 Whole Hog Cafe                          $12,524           $37,573
28 Sonic Drive-In
   (Chenal Parkway)                             NA           $37,057
29 IHOP (North University)                  $6,064           $36,384
30 Cozymel's Mexican Grill                 $13,854           $36,019

                                       2004 Revenue     2004 Restaurant
North Little Rock Restaurants           Per Seat *         Tax Paid

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

Originally published April 18, 2005.

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 receipts by number
of seats. Restaurants with a substantial drive-through component
were not included in seating research.

** Opened in February 2004.

([dagger]) Opened in August 2003.
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