The interactive Mongolian-born chain where diners cook their food tableside in steaming pots of broth is being blamed, at least partially, for majority stakeholder Yum Brand’s loss in 2014, announced in February. The chain, purchased by the fast-food powerhouse in 2012 as part of its expansion to China, is said to have shrinking value in its homeland. Yet Yum, while admittedly disappointed with  Little Sheep’s performance abroad, still is expanding the chain stateside via franchisees. 

LocationCity of Industry, Calif.
2014 Systemwide Sales$35,400,000*
% Change in Sales22.1%
2014 U.S. Units16
% Change in Units33.3%
2014 Average Unit Volume$2,500,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingYes