Hickory-smoked, Memphis-style, hand-pulled barbecue is the hallmark of Corky's, where music from the '50s and '60s fills the background. New units are planned in Illinois and Kentucky and the chain is said to be eyeing expansion in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland through CBBQ, a Tampa-based group that owns the franchising rights.

LocationMemphis, Tenn.
2007 Systemwide Sales$43,000,000*
% Change in Sales10.3%
2007 U.S. Units23
% Change in Units21.1%
2007 Average Unit Volume$1,800,000*
% Change in AUV-1.5%
Future 50 Year2008