Premium diner fare served in a 1950s-style setting is what this QSR is about. The chain is best known for its hearty burgers, indulgent sides and thick shakes, although there’s a good selection of healthy deli sandwiches as well. The morning menu features breakfast platters, bowls and sandwiches. The retro theme is reinforced in the décor—lots of chrome, neon, decorative guitars and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis mannequins. Period music completes the experience. The chain began life as a converted hot dog stand named Coney Island, but founding brothers Craig and Dale Steven changed the name to Spangles when it came time to franchise. 

LocationWichita, Kan.
2009 Systemwide Sales$28,800,000*
% Change in Sales4.2%
2009 U.S. Units26
% Change in Units8.3%
2009 Average Unit Volume$1,200,000*
% Change in AUV-2.1%
Future 50 Year2010