Nearly 30 years ago Spring Creek Barbecue began serving hickory smoked meats with its secret sauce, giant loaded baked potatoes and cooked-to-order okra. Two new Houston units are in the works with three a year planned through 2012. Entry into Phoenix is set for 2010 and Austin/San Antonio in ’11. Retention is high with management incentives such as a truck and luxury suite tickets to Texas Rangers games

LocationArlington, Texas
2008 Systemwide Sales$30,500,000*
% Change in Sales7.0%
2008 U.S. Units27
% Change in Units12.5%
2008 Average Unit Volume$1,200,000*
% Change in AUV-0.8%
Future 50 Year2009