Despite its name, the eclectic menu here includes much more than just sandwiches. Buffalo wings, fried rice, gyros and burgers also are on offer. Most of the locations are near shopping malls and office complexes built as both freestanding and inline units, but the quick-service chain also operates smaller-footprint kiosks in food courts. The first restaurant opened in 1989; American Deli has been growing slowly but steadily throughout the Southeast and Texas for 25 years.

LocationRiverdale, Ga.
2014 Systemwide Sales$48,800,000*
% Change in Sales15.4%
2014 U.S. Units96
% Change in Units15.7%
2014 Average Unit Volume$545,000*
% Change in AUV1.9%
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingYes