Topping the 2008 Future 50 list is Cincinnati-based Buffalo Wings & Rings, which more than doubled its revenues in 2007 to hit an estimated $37 million. The 20-year-old regional concept has taken flight since new partners came on board in early 2005. Led by Philip Schram, they’ve launched an aggressive franchising program and taken BWR national as well as into international markets in Kuwait and Jordan. The company is selling new franchised units at a clip of one per week.

LocationMilford, Ohio
2007 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$37,000,000*
YOY Sales Change111.4%
2007 U.S. Units25
YOY Unit Change92.3%
2007 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,000,000*
Future 50 Year2008
*Technomic estimate