A Redstone American Grill opening in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this summer will be the sixth unit in this chain of casual fine-dining restaurants spread across five states. Founder Dean Vlahos built the 10-year-old chain on his vision of an upscale, casual experience aimed at Baby Boomers. The restaurants’ “spirited, rugged and romantic” ambience is key to their identity: Redstone’s units boast large stone fireplaces, granite bars, lots of wood and open exhibition kitchens with rotisserie and wood-burning grills.

LocationWayzata, Minn.
2008 Systemwide Sales$38,000,000
% Change in Sales37.9%
2008 U.S. Units5
% Change in Units25.0%
2008 Average Unit Volume$7,600,000
% Change in AUV5.6%
Future 50 Year2009