Founded in 2004 by Jason Brown, Organic to Go went public in 2007. It’s hailed as the nation’s only fast-casual chain to be USDA Organic certified. Formats include retail cafes, business delivery and corporate catering and branded grab-and-go kiosks. On the menu are classic American entrees, artisan baked goods, sandwiches and wraps, soups and stews, vegetarian meals, and organic and natural beverages and snacks. The company operates in Washington, California and Washington, D.C.

LocationSeattle, Wash.
2008 Systemwide Sales$25,000,000*
% Change in Sales57.2%
2008 U.S. Units34
% Change in Units47.8%
2008 Average Unit Volume$750,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2009