In 1988, two University of Georgia students, Hughes Lowrance and Jamey Loftin, invested $10,000 in an existing Athens, Georgia, convenience store to sell sandwiches, milk, toilet paper and other basics to college students. Today, all 10 original sandwiches remain on the menu. The chain goes through 1.5 million pounds of chicken wings each year.

LocationAthens, Ga.
2006 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$35,500,000
YOY Sales Change18.3%
2006 U.S. Units26
YOY Unit Change0.0%
2006 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,200,000
Future 50 Year2007
*Technomic estimate