The first Sticky Fingers opened in March of 1992 by lifelong friends Todd Eischeid, Jeff Goldstein and Chad Walldorf, all recent college graduates who had made a pact to eventually start a business together. “We opened our first restaurant with zero money and absolutely no idea of what were doing,” Goldstein admits. The trio learned quickly. Each unit is run by managing partners, most of whom started as servers, cooks or dishwashers. The restaurants specialize in hickory-smoked Memphis-style barbecue.

LocationMt. Pleasant, S.C.
2006 Systemwide Sales$48,000,000
% Change in Sales14.3%
2006 U.S. Units19
% Change in Units18.8%
2006 Average Unit Volume$2,700,000
% Change in AUV1.9%
Future 50 Year2007