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.
|2008 Systemwide Sales||$38,000,000|
|% Change in Sales||37.9%|
|2008 U.S. Units||5|
|% Change in Units||25.0%|
|2008 Average Unit Volume||$7,600,000|
|% Change in AUV||5.6%|
|Future 50 Year||2009|