Though you can’t drive a mile without bumping into a chicken wing joint these days, husband-and-wife team Bob and Corrine Frick were pioneers when they launched Roosters in 1988. Since then, they’ve expanded to 23 locations in Ohio and neighboring states, and the menu now includes items such as pizzas and subs, in addition to Roosters’ trademark jumbo wings served with a choice of nine homemade sauces. Along with good food and an inviting atmosphere, the chain’s affordability—entrées are priced at $6 or less—has helped Roosters soar despite the difficult economy. 

LocationDublin, Ohio
2010 Systemwide Sales$30,750,000*
% Change in Sales16.0%
2010 U.S. Units23
% Change in Units15.0%
2010 Average Unit Volume$1,400,000*
% Change in AUV2.1%
Future 50 Year2011