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$26,700,000*
% Change in Sales13.6%
2013 U.S. Units10
% Change in Units11.1%
2013 Average Unit Volume$2,800,000*
% Change in AUV0.5%
Future 50 Year2014
FranchisingNo