Billing itself as an easy way to get your daily fruits and veggies, Robeks aggressively expanded under former CEO Sheri Miksa. Founded in 1996 and franchising since 2001, Robeks roots are in southern California—only natural for a chain promising its customers an easy way to a healthier lifestyle. Today it has locations in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Owned by investors including Emigrant Capital, Maverick Capital, John Cushman III, Robert Kirby, Halsey Minor, Robert Pitts Jr., and David Robertson, Robeks plans to add 50-plus new units in 2008.

LocationManhattan Beach, Calif.
2007 Systemwide Sales$47,500,000
% Change in Sales41.8%
2007 U.S. Units138
% Change in Units35.0%
2007 Average Unit Volume$395,000
% Change in AUV1.3%
Future 50 Year2008