Carolina Ale House is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a series of parties, drink specials and other events. The group of community-oriented sports bars expanded throughout the Raleigh region in recent years and into Florida and South Carolina, racking up an array of “best bar” prizes along the way. The Moshakos family, which owns and runs parent company LM Restaurants, aims for the chain to offer a family-friendly, sports-themed environment.

LocationRaleigh, N.C.
2008 Systemwide Sales$38,500,000*
% Change in Sales32.8%
2008 U.S. Units11
% Change in Units37.5%
2008 Average Unit Volume$4,050,000*
% Change in AUV-3.6%
Future 50 Year2009