Cantina Laredo takes a gourmet approach to Mexican fare, with dishes such as pork roast with chipotle-wine sauce, and an upscale modern atmosphere. The chain is owned by Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc., which owns El Chico, Good Eats, Lucky’s and Cool River, plus the prime steakhouses III Forks and Silver Fox. CRO is expanding into the Middle East with one location now open in Cairo, Egypt. Five to seven new Cantina Laredos are slated for this year.

LocationDallas, Texas
2006 Systemwide Sales$48,000,000
% Change in Sales39.1%
2006 U.S. Units17
% Change in Units13.3%
2006 Average Unit Volume$3,000,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2007