Developed by two home brewers, this chain of brewpubs stands out for its craft beers and a chef-driven, fresh-from-scratch menu to go along with them. Individual locations pump up the local crowd with beer release parties for site-specific brews, as well as with beer-inspired dinners and brunches. Iron Hill caters specifically to its East Coast community by running its own charitable foundation and fundraising programs.

LocationWilmington, Del.
2013 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$26,700,000*
YOY Sales Change13.6%
2013 U.S. Units10
YOY Unit Change11.1%
2013 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,800,000*
Future 50 Year2014
FranchisingNo
*Technomic estimate