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9 Chicago Restaurants Make List of Highest Grossing in U.S.

Local dining establishments rank in Restaurant Business Magazine's list of Top 100 Independent Restaurants in U.S.

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    Nine Chicago restaurants landed on a list of the top grossing independent restaurants in America with less than five locations.

    Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse ranked the highest at number 10 with earnings of $22.5 million, according to Restaurant Business Online's annual list. The average check size was $73.

    Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab was just behind Gibsons at number 11, with $21.8 million in sales and an average check size of $69.

    Seven other Chicago restaurants also made the list:

    19. David Burke Primehouse

    • Sales: $18,480,000
    • Avg. Check: $92

    31. Chicago Cut Steakhouse at 31

    • Sales: $16,875,000
    • Avg. Check: $73

    37. Shaw's Crab House

    • Sales: $16,500,000
    • Avg. Check: $60

    52. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House

    • Sales: $15,317,781
    • Avg. Check: $64

    65. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse

    • Sales: 14,300,000
    • Avg. Check: $46

    81. Quartino Ristorante

    • Sales: $13,199,196
    • Avg. Check: $28

    89. Tavern on Rush

    • Sales: $12,687,644
    • Avg. Check: $71

    Tao Asian Bistro in Las Vegas topped the list with sales at $47 million and an average check size of $70.

    Another Chicago-area restaurant that made the list was Bob Chinn's Crab House in Wheeling, Illinois, that grossed $17,553,828 and had an average check of $39.

    Check out the full list here

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