Lazy Dog Cafe is a chain of contemporary, casual-dining restaurants serving a varied menu that draws inspiration from Italian, French, Chinese, South American and classic American influences. Privately owned, Lazy Dog Cafes are freestanding units that average 7,500 square feet with seating for 275 guests; outdoor patios are typically 1,000–1,200 square feet. The first Lazy Dog Cafe was opened in Westminster, California in 2003 by Thomas Simms, founder of Mimi’s Cafe, and his son Chris Simms. Diverse food offerings include wok platters, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and pasta dishes. 

LocationHuntington Beach, Calif.
2011 Systemwide Sales$34,000,000*
% Change in Sales33.3%
2011 U.S. Units9
2011 Average Unit Volume$4,250,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2012