Kids are encouraged to “monkey around” at this chain of family-oriented eateries; inflatable play areas, interactive games, obstacle courses, party rooms and hearty portions of pizza and ice cream are the draw. Parents and older kids are taken into consideration as well with a lounge area that features flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Aside from the kid-friendly menu, concession areas offer soft drinks, slushies, candies, snacks, pizzas and coffee and water for the adults. Monkey Joe’s was founded in 2004 as Jump ’n Joes Parties and Play, and later acquired by its current parent company, Raving Brands Inc.

LocationAtlanta, Ga.
2009 Systemwide Sales$37,000,000*
% Change in Sales34.5%
2009 U.S. Units44
% Change in Units63.0%
2009 Average Unit Volume$1,100,000*
% Change in AUV-4.5%
Future 50 Year2010