Paul and Margo Flanigan opened their “Florida casual” concept in 1966 with sliding windows and a large covered patio, along with a marine/surfing ambiance for a neighborhood clientele. Each unit is “built to its market” on company-owned real estate. Flanigan expects slower growth ahead, as the chain deals with rising real estate taxes and construction costs.

LocationFt. Lauderdale, Fla.
2006 Systemwide Sales$25,000,000
% Change in Sales19.0%
2006 U.S. Units8
% Change in Units14.3%
2006 Average Unit Volume$32,000,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2007