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.
|2013 Systemwide Sales||$30,600,000*|
|% Change in Sales||22.4%|
|2013 U.S. Units||10|
|% Change in Units||42.9%|
|2013 Average Unit Volume||$3,600,000*|
|% Change in AUV||0.0%|
|Future 50 Year||2014|