In 1995, Bill Bayne bought his neighborhood coffee shop in Dallas’ Snider Plaza and transformed it into an oyster bar. The original restaurant eventually spawned three seafood chains that are now operated by Neighborhood Ventures Inc., of which Bayne is president. The casual Fish City Grill, a cozy, seaport-themed concept that locates in upscale neighborhoods, is the most widespread, with 28 units in six states.

LocationAddison, Texas
2008 Systemwide Sales$29,200,000
% Change in Sales46.0%
2008 U.S. Units28
% Change in Units40.0%
2008 Average Unit Volume$1,300,000
% Change in AUV4.0%
Future 50 Year2009