Back in 1977 when Dick Larsen opened the first Nature's Table Café, smoothies were a revelation to Floridians. So perhaps it's no surprise that the mall-based healthy QSR concept has legs. The first franchise opened in 1986, and shortly thereafter Nature's Table ventured into the office building market. These days, the company, which Larsen continues to run, also operates restaurants for firms including AT&T, Oracle Software and Travelers Insurance.

LocationOrlando, Fla.
2007 Systemwide Sales ($000)$31,000,000*
YOY Sales Change19.2%
2007 U.S. Units70
YOY Unit Change12.9%
2007 Average Unit Volume ($000)$475,000
Future 50 Year2008
*Technomic estimate

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