True to its name, Grimaldi’s cooks its pizzas and calzones in hand-built, coal-fired brick ovens that are visible to the guests, resulting in a crisp crust. Despite the evolving pizza market, the chain sticks to its no-fuss operating style, upholding its policy of no credit cards, reservations, delivery or slices.

LocationScottsdale, Ariz.
2013 Systemwide Sales$31,900,000*
% Change in Sales13.9%
2013 U.S. Units33
% Change in Units13.8%
2013 Average Unit Volume$1,000,000*
% Change in AUV0.5%
Future 50 Year2014