The Chop House, a steak and seafood restaurant chain, is one of the newer projects of all-star restaurateur Mike Connor. Connor has been in the chain restaurant business since 1973, and started The Chop House in 1992. The Chop House is known for its casual setting and decadent cuisine, from slow-roasted, fork-tender prime ribs to fresh seafood delivered five days a week. Today there are a dozen Chop House locations in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Ohio. 

LocationKnoxville, Tenn.
2010 Systemwide Sales$42,500,000
% Change in Sales46.0%
2010 U.S. Units15
% Change in Units35.4%
2010 Average Unit Volume$2,830,000
% Change in AUV6.8%
Future 50 Year2011