Guy’s American Kitchen Among Most Lucrative U.S. Restaurants


We paid, he profited.

Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, the infamous first New York City restaurant from Guy Fieri that received a thrillingly scathing, if out-of-place, review from The New York Times in 2012, is officially one of the highest-grossing independent restaurants in New York City and the entire country.

According to a new report from Restaurant Business, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar is the ninth most profitable restaurant in New York City, and the 26th most profitable restaurant in the country.

In 2013, RB estimates that the restaurant made approximately $16 million in sales.

In New York, that ranking places Guy’s American squarely between Grand Central Oyster Bar (approximately $16.2 million) and Quality Meats (approximately $15.8 million). New York City institutions like Restaurant Daniel, Morimoto, and The Four Seasons didn’t fare as well as Fieri.

Smith and Wollensky, with an estimated $25.5 million in 2013 sales, took the top spot in New York City, and fourth place among the highest-grossing restaurants in the country.

And the most profitable restaurant in the country? That honor went to Tao Asian Bistro in Las Vegas, which made a whopping $64.6 million in sales last year, according to RB’s estimates.

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.