Even with a sordid past of bankruptcy and scandal, this high-end steakhouse chain has managed to grow. A Dallas institution, it is withstanding the shift towards more casual restaurants and still enforcing its business-casual dress code in an upscale environment. The brand not only continues to grow in size, but it’s winning over fans. At one of its newer locations in the Omni Nashville Hotel (Omni owns a 50 percent stake in the chain), it was named a 2015 Diners’ Choice Winner by OpenTable.

LocationPlano, Texas
2014 Systemwide Sales$38,400,000*
% Change in Sales25.5%
2014 U.S. Units11
% Change in Units10.0%
2014 Average Unit Volume$3,700,000*
% Change in AUV3.0%
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingYes