Mongolian Barbeque restaurants have been popular for years, but the 29-unit Ghengis Grill appears to have adapted the cuisine perfectly for a fast-casual concept. Using what the chain calls an “interactive style of exhibition cooking,” customers select an array of meats, oils, vegetables and sauces and then hand them over to a “Grill Master” who transforms the ingredients into a meal.

LocationDallas, Texas
2008 Systemwide Sales$29,500,000*
% Change in Sales47.5%
2008 U.S. Units29
% Change in Units45.0%
2008 Average Unit Volume$1,200,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2009