Native New Yorker took flight last year with a similar combination of signature wings, a casual atmosphere that’s family friendly and sports themed, and an aggressive franchising program. Founded by Judy and Floyd Anderson and their four daughters, the Phoenix-based company had grown to five stores by 1990, when the family began testing the franchising waters. In 2004, with their concept refined and their ambitions for it growing, they partnered with a franchise consulting company to help take it national. Today, NNY has 24 locations open throughout the Phoenix metro area and franchise agreements sold throughout the country. Sales last year grew more than 70 percent to $29 million.

LocationGilbert, Ariz.
2007 Systemwide Sales$29,000,000*
% Change in Sales70.6%
2007 U.S. Units23
% Change in Units53.3%
2007 Average Unit Volume$1,500,000*
% Change in AUV1.7%
Future 50 Year2008