A modern American, Scottish, Irish and English sports pub, the Tilted Kilt brings its motto “A cold beer never looked so good” to life with Hooters-esque servers in short plaid kilts, matching halters and midriff-baring blouses. Founded in 2003 by Mark DiMartino, the company began franchising two years ago and brought on Schlotsky’s veteran Ron Lynch to lead the effort. The Kilt had 14 units at the end of ‘08 and opened its 20th unit in May.

LocationPhoenix, Ariz.
2008 Systemwide Sales$40,000,000*
% Change in Sales60.0%
2008 U.S. Units14
% Change in Units75.0%
2008 Average Unit Volume$3,900,000*
% Change in AUV-2.5%
Future 50 Year2009