Jim and Lynn Minidis may be starting out relatively small, but their goal is to become the largest fast-casual gourmet pizza chain in the world. The couple, former Little Caesar’s franchisees, decided in 1998 to strike out on their own. RedBrick has grown by double digits in each of the past three years and is now well positioned for national and international growth.

LocationPalmdale, Calif.
2006 Systemwide Sales$33,500,000
% Change in Sales39.6%
2006 U.S. Units50
% Change in Units25.0%
2006 Average Unit Volume$750,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2007