Expansion got underway this year in select new Midwest markets for this western chain, which reported same store sales in double digits last fall. Development agreements are expected to add up to 25 new stores by 2013. Good Times, originally a double drive-thru concept, also has a 70-seat indoor dining prototype. The chain, serving all-natural Coleman beef, recently introduced all-natural cream, milk and eggs from vegetarian-fed hens and chickens.

LocationGolden, Colo.
2007 Systemwide Sales$39,500,000*
% Change in Sales16.2%
2007 U.S. Units54
% Change in Units28.6%
2007 Average Unit Volume$900,000
% Change in AUV2.9%
Future 50 Year2008