With locations in California and Texas, Lamppost Pizza focuses on delivering great pizza, pasta and sandwiches in a family-friendly environment. Angelo Barro founded the concept in 1976; today his sons, Tom and Dan, run the company. They use grassroots marketing to draw new customers, 55 percent of whom dine in, 20 percent to 30 percent carry out and 15 percent to 25 percent get their food delivered. Several of the chain's newer units include the Back Street Brewery, a branded microbrewery developed by Lamppost.

LocationTustin, Calif.
2007 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$30,000,000*
YOY Sales Change36.4%
2007 U.S. Units42
YOY Unit Change31.3%
2007 Average Unit Volume ($000)$800,000
Future 50 Year2008
*Technomic estimate