As of Sep 26, 2018, the company operated 181 restaurants in the US, and franchisees operated 1,534 restaurants in the US and 11 foreign countries.

In fiscal 2017, the company opened 39 restaurants and closed 37 restaurants, systemwide. During the first nine months of fiscal 2018, 20 net stores were closed, systemwide. The company expects 40 to 50 new restaurant openings, with flat net restaurant growth in fiscal 2017.

At year-end, the company owned 92 properties, including 54 restaurants operated by franchisees, and leased 352 properties, including 212 restaurants operated by franchisees.

Most restaurants are free-standing facilities with property sizes averaging approximately 1 acre and restaurant buildings between 3,800 - 5,000 square feet, with accommodations for 110-170 guests. In late 2013, the company launched a remodeling campaign in which the new "Heritage" image reflects a more contemporary diner feel.

Company-operated restaurants181178169164161163
Company-operated restaurant growth4.0%5.3%3.0%1.9%-1.2%-0.6%
Franchised restaurants1,5341,5571,5641,5461,5411,537
Franchised restaurant growth-1.1%-0.4%1.2%0.3%0.3%0.9%
Systemwide restaurants1,7151,7351,7331,7101,7021,700
Systemwide restaurant growth-0.6%0.1%1.3%0.5%0.1%0.7%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft4,5004,5004,5004,5004,5004,500
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth0.1%0.1%-0.0%0.0%-0.0%-0.0%