This suburban chain is known for putting a cheffy twist on American classics on a seasonally inspired menu that includes center-cut filet and crispy snapper. Still, it bills itself as a modern, casual tavern. Its partners—with more than 130 collective years of chain experience with operations such as Darden, Boston Market and TGI Fridays—are keying into long-standing dining trends, working open kitchens, communal tables and outdoor seating into the design.

LocationAtlanta, Ga.
2014 Systemwide Sales$48,500,000*
% Change in Sales18.3%
2014 U.S. Units15
% Change in Units15.4%
2014 Average Unit Volume$3,500,000*
% Change in AUV1.5%
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingNo