Joseph Bilotti opened his first Rotelli’s Pizza and Pasta restaurant in 1999. This is pasta the old-fashioned way: baked ziti, linguini and clam sauce and penne alla vodka. The pizza is New York style. Most of the chain’s restaurants are in Florida with newer markets developing in the Carolinas, Colorado, Arizona, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

LocationCoconut Creek, Fla.
2006 Systemwide Sales$36,000,000
% Change in Sales12.5%
2006 U.S. Units38
% Change in Units0.0%
2006 Average Unit Volume$950,000
% Change in AUV1.1%
Future 50 Year2007