WaBa Grill touts its devotion to healthy cuisine by making diners aware of its use of skinless, fat-trimmed chicken, lightly steamed veggies and other additive-free ingredients. The rice bowls and teriyaki plates are cooked fresh to order using no oil, resulting in a low-fat entree that’s still ready in what WaBa calls “on the go” speed. The chain also has announced ambitious expansion goals.

LocationCity of Industry, Calif.
2013 Systemwide Sales$45,800,000*
% Change in Sales13.6%
2013 U.S. Units53
% Change in Units20.5%
2013 Average Unit Volume$945,000*
% Change in AUV-0.5%
Future 50 Year2014