The Utah-based Bajio Mexican Grill dishes up “inspired Mexican” food that is made from scratch. The fast-casual menu features marinated meats, “amazing flavors” and gentle spicing that appeals to more sophisticated palates. Mexican tiles, copper pots and other artisan touches enhance the décor. Owned by Fred De Luca’s Franchised Brands, LLC, Bajio is scouting lifestyle centers and downtown sites for new locations. Currently, there are 45 total units in 12 states.

LocationAmerican Fork, Utah
2008 Systemwide Sales$36,500,000*
% Change in Sales47.8%
2008 U.S. Units41
% Change in Units13.9%
2008 Average Unit Volume$975,000*
% Change in AUV2.6%
Future 50 Year2009