A Celtic theme permeates this full-service casual chain—down to the concept’s own registered Tartan plaid, hand-painted limericks and the scantily clad kilt-wearing servers and bartenders. The atmosphere encourages camaraderie through televised sports, dart and billiards games, a selection of cold brews and a mix of traditional British-style pub grub with American comfort food. The former includes Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and Fish and Chips; the latter offers up chili, burgers and meatloaf. A recent rollout of spicier items includes Kilt Burner Wings and Pork Carnitas Tacos. Let’s Eat Inc. opened the first Tilted Kilt in Las Vegas in 2003, and the chain is now operated by Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating LLC. 

LocationTempe, Ariz.
2009 Systemwide Sales$47,800,000
% Change in Sales96.7%
2009 U.S. Units28
% Change in Units100.0%
2009 Average Unit Volume$2,500,000
% Change in AUV4.2%
Future 50 Year2010