For 16 years Kabuki's mission has been to be the "best Japanese restaurant" in southern California, with innovative designs and creative menus. Three new units opened this year, two in Phoenix and one in Las Vegas. "Fresh, top-quality gourmet dishes" comprise its dinnerhouse menus. "We're in the planning stages for national expansion," says marketing director Young Kim.

LocationBurbank, Calif.
2007 Systemwide Sales$36,000,000
% Change in Sales20.0%
2007 U.S. Units11
% Change in Units22.2%
2007 Average Unit Volume$3,700,000
% Change in AUV1.4%
Future 50 Year2008