In the competitive, casual burger market, Bagger Dave’s makes the ordering process interactive. Patrons are given a paper to mark off their choices from a list of proteins, buns, cheeses, sauces, premium toppings and “meaningless toppings” (from ketchup to black-bean chili) to build their own burger. The make-your-own theme extends to the beer list where guests can select four brews for a craft-beer flight. Adult shakes and bourbons are other boozy options. To add entertainment, electric trains run through each restaurant.

LocationSouthfield, Mich.
2014 Systemwide Sales$27,000,000*
% Change in Sales44.9%
2014 U.S. Units24
% Change in Units26.3%
2014 Average Unit Volume$1,300,000
% Change in AUV1.8%
Future 50 Year2015