Double Dave’s founder, David Davydd Miller, set out to create a neighborhood pizza place in 1984 in Austin, Texas. This year there are 48 units and 15 more ready to open including the chain’s first outside of Texas in Norman, Oklahoma, says CEO Chuck Thorp. Seven more are on the books for 2008 starting with one in San Antonio. Finding good managers, employees and drivers continues to be a challenge this year, says Thorp.

LocationAustin, Texas
2006 Systemwide Sales$28,700,000
% Change in Sales13.9%
2006 U.S. Units48
% Change in Units29.7%
2006 Average Unit Volume$675,000
% Change in AUV1.2%
Future 50 Year2007