Inspired by Seattle coffee houses when it debuted in Virginia in 1995, The Daily Grind has morphed into a bakery-café model, serving breakfast pastries and egg sandwiches and lunch to accompany an ever-expanding line of coffee drinks. Beverages continue to be the primary attraction, including espresso and drip coffees, chai tea lattes, Italian sodas, smoothies and steamed apple cider. A relaxed atmosphere is an integral part of the concept.

LocationWinchester, Va.
2008 Systemwide Sales$28,000,000*
% Change in Sales13.4%
2008 U.S. Units68
% Change in Units19.3%
2008 Average Unit Volume$445,000*
% Change in AUV-1.1%
Future 50 Year2009