Seasonal dishes, grilled ahi tuna and creme brulee are on tap at these neighborhood gastropubs, clustered in the Atlanta area with offshoots in Orlando. But don’t let the fancy food fool you. The partners, collectively, have more than 129 years of experience at chain operations, including Darden, Boston Market and TGI Fridays, which may be just what it takes to reach their goal of 25 Marlow’s by 2015.

LocationAtlanta, Ga.
2013 Systemwide Sales$41,000,000*
% Change in Sales34.0%
2013 U.S. Units13
% Change in Units18.2%
2013 Average Unit Volume$3,400,000*
% Change in AUV0.4%
Future 50 Year2014
FranchisingNo