Wood Ranch now operates 13 “premium-casual” full-service restaurants in California; the newest addition recently opened in the city of Ventura. They “do it better” by slow roasting their tri-tip, ribs and chicken over-night, then heating up the grill and slathering on the sauce in a unique, two-step cooking process. The first Wood Ranch was a “cocktail napkin business plan” dreamt up by Eric Anders and Ofer Shemtov, who met while working in Los Angeles restaurants.

LocationAgoura Hills, Calif.
2008 Systemwide Sales$33,000,000*
% Change in Sales13.8%
2008 U.S. Units12
% Change in Units19.1%
2008 Average Unit Volume$2,900,000
% Change in AUV3.6%
Future 50 Year2009