Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
restaurants and foodservice
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$477,718,038
Number of Records: 
579
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Sodexo$82,839,97145
Yum Brands$54,098,43232
Starbucks$50,272,66621
Brinker International$45,937,1378
Darden Restaurants$28,571,35115
Bloomin' Brands$26,539,49718
Landry's$20,385,85418
Jack in the Box Inc.$17,453,1609
Texas Roadhouse Inc.$17,308,80516
McDonald's$14,972,78429


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. Sodexo employment discrimination 2005 private lawsuit-federal $80,000,000
Brinker International Brinker International wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-state $44,300,000
Starbucks Starbucks wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $23,500,000
Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Brands employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $19,000,000
Starbucks Starbucks wage and hour violation 2002 private lawsuit-federal $18,000,000
Taco Bell Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-state $13,000,000
Papa John's Papa John's International wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $12,500,000
Pizza Hut Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $12,500,000
Texas Roadhouse Texas Roadhouse Inc. employment discrimination 2017 EEOC $12,000,000
Morton's Landry's wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $12,000,000
Darden Restaurants Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $11,000,000
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort Hard Rock International anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2015 FINCEN $10,000,000
Pizza Hut Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2001 private lawsuit-state $10,000,000
Darden Restaurants Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-state $9,500,000
Jack in the Box Jack in the Box Inc. wage and hour violation 2003 private lawsuit-state $9,300,000
Jack in the Box Jack in the Box Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $8,000,000
Rubio's Restaurants Rubio's Restaurants wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $7,500,000
Chickie's & Pete's Chickie's & Pete's Inc. wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $6,892,412
McDonald's McDonald's employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-state $6,111,312
Pizza Hut Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-state $6,000,000
Compass Group USA Compass Group wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Texas Roadhouse Inc. Texas Roadhouse Inc. wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Domino's Pizza Domino's Pizza Inc. wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $5,000,000
Domino's Pizza Domino's Pizza Inc. wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $4,705,145
Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Factory wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-state $4,500,000
Cheesecake Factory Restaurants, Inc. and Americlean Janitorial Services Corp. DBA Allied National Services Cheesecake Factory wage and hour violation 2018 CA-LCO $4,206,351
Aramark Aramark wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $3,900,000
Teavana Starbucks product safety violation 2016 CPSC $3,750,000
McDonald's McDonald's wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,750,000
KFC Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,550,000
Pizza Hut Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,100,000
Bloomin' Brands Bloomin' Brands wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
Ruby Tuesday Ruby Tuesday wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
Starbucks Starbucks wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaraunts Inc. Landry's employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
Panda Restaurant Group Panda Restaurant Group wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $2,975,000
Seasons 52 Darden Restaurants employment discrimination 2018 EEOC $2,850,000
Islands Restaurants Islands Restaurants wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-state $2,750,000
Aramark Aramark wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $2,750,000
Taco Bell Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $2,490,000
McDonald's McDonald's wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $2,422,850
Darden Restaurants Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,386,000
Roma Food dba Performance Food Performance Food Group wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,300,000
Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Brands employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $2,200,000
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $2,000,000
Red Robin International Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Jamba Juice Company Jamba Inc. wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-state $1,950,000
Gordon Food Service, Inc. Gordon Food Service employment discrimination 2016 OFCCP $1,850,000
Landry's Inc. Landry's wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $1,777,500
Wolfgang Puck Wolfgang Puck Worldwide wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-state $1,700,000
Denny's Inc. Denny's Corp. wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-state $1,700,000
Chickie's & Pete's Chickie's & Pete's Inc. wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $1,685,511
Starbucks Starbucks wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,564,000
McDonald's McDonald's wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $1,500,000
Wendy's International Wendy's wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,500,000
Aramark Aramark wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,500,000
Taco Bell Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2003 private lawsuit-state $1,500,000
Domino's Pizza Domino's Pizza Inc. wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $1,450,000
Performance Food Group Performance Food Group wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $1,400,000
Denny's, Inc. Denny's Corp. employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $1,300,000
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Inc. Landry's employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $1,300,000
HMSHost Autogrill wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,290,000
Bahama Breeze Darden Restaurants employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $1,260,000
Brinker International Brinker International wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,250,000
Bloomin' Brands Bloomin' Brands wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,250,000
Sodexo Sodexo wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,075,000
Restaurant Associates and Personnel Plus Compass Group wage and hour violation 2016 WHD $1,008,302
Denny's Inc. Denny's Corp. wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $950,000
Domino's Pizza Domino's Pizza Inc. wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $850,000
Landry's Restaurants, Inc. Landry's wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $840,015
Shamrock Foods Shamrock Foods employment discrimination 2007 OFCCP $816,781
Universal Sodexho Sodexo employment discrimination 2007 OFCCP $788,877
Taco Bell Yum Brands wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $787,900
GMRI Inc. Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $706,525
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $675,000
CPC International, LLC Chickie's & Pete's Inc. wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $653,688
Saltgrass, Inc. Landry's wage and hour violation 2002 WHD $653,542
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. Panda Restaurant Group employment discrimination 2017 DOJ_RIGHTS $600,000
Restaurant Associates Compass Group wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $600,000
Performance Food Group Performance Food Group employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $599,989
Aramark Aramark wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $587,500
Ruby Tuesday Inc. Ruby Tuesday employment discrimination 2013 EEOC $575,000
Chickie's & Pete's, Inc. Chickie's & Pete's Inc. wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $573,058
Chartwells Dining Compass Group employment discrimination 2005 private lawsuit-federal $559,253
Landry's Inc. Landry's wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $500,000
Wolfgang Puck Wolfgang Puck Worldwide wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-state $500,000
McDonald's McDonald's employment discrimination 2005 private lawsuit-state $490,000
Ruby Tuesday Ruby Tuesday wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $485,000
Aramark Aramark wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $466,250
Gordon Food Service Gordon Food Service wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $387,082
Pizza Hut of America Yum Brands employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $360,000
McDonald's USA LLC McDonald's employment discrimination 2015 DOJ_RIGHTS $355,000
Taco Bell Corporation Yum Brands employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $350,000
Burger King Restaurant Brands International wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $350,000
Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Cheesecake Factory employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $345,000
HMSHost Autogrill wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $325,000
Bloomin' Brands Bloomin' Brands wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $314,000
Sodexho Health Care Services Sodexo labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $285,354
Brinker International Brinker International wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-federal $271,878
Cheddar's Casual Cafe', Inc Darden Restaurants wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $257,820
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. Ruby Tuesday employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $255,000
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