The chef at each upscale-casual unit creates about a third of the menu. But it’s not just the Spanish tapas that differ. Each location has a unique design to give it a more independent vibe. To add to sales, as well as reach beyond its East Coast home-base, Barcelona added an online store in December for olive oil, paella kits and more.

LocationSouth Norwalk, Conn.
2014 Systemwide Sales$43,800,000*
% Change in Sales29.6%
2014 U.S. Units10
% Change in Units11.1%
2014 Average Unit Volume$4,600,000*
% Change in AUV2.6%
Future 50 Year2015