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$37,000,000*
% Change in Sales111.4%
2007 U.S. Units25
% Change in Units92.3%
2007 Average Unit Volume$2,000,000*
% Change in AUV5.4%
Future 50 Year2008