This Dallas institution, that still enforces a business-casual dress code, finally has shaken off its scandalous past, which included a bankruptcy filing and felony theft indictment of founder Bob Sambol. It has since grown, with a high-profile debut at the $268 million Omni Nashville Hotel (Omni owns a 50 percent stake in the brand), selling 6,700 steaks in the first 90 days. Sambol also has rebounded, now helping would-be restaurateurs as a member of the judging panel at incubator Trinity Groves.

LocationDallas, Texas
2013 Systemwide Sales$30,600,000*
% Change in Sales22.4%
2013 U.S. Units10
% Change in Units42.9%
2013 Average Unit Volume$3,600,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2014