Eric Anders and Ofer Shemtov, who met while working in Los Angeles restaurants and "felt that they could do it better," made their dream a reality when they acted on a "cocktail napkin business plan" and opened the first Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill in Moorpark, California, in 1992. They've since opened 10 more stores in California, many of them awarded top pick in area newspaper reader's choice contests. While tri-tip BBQ is the most popular item on the menu, there's also chicken and seafood and sides like peanut coleslaw and smashed sweet potatoes.
|Location||Agoura Hill, Calif.|
|2007 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$29,000,000*|
|YOY Sales Change||11.5%|
|2007 U.S. Units||11|
|YOY Unit Change||10.0%|
|2007 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$2,700,000|
|Future 50 Year||2008|