The contemporary Italian chain from multiconcept operator Fox Restaurant Concepts prides itself on handmade pasta and pizza, the cornerstone of its menu. The second-largest chain in the FRC portfolio crafts a large portion of its menu daily, then serves it up in a sleek setting, typically in high-traffic areas. While Arizona is North Italia’s home state—and where the majority of its units are located—it’s now growing in other areas of the West, including its second Texas spot that opened in February and its first California location, set to open this summer.

2014 Systemwide Sales$30,500,000*
% Change in Sales20.1%
2014 U.S. Units7
% Change in Units16.7%
2014 Average Unit Volume$4,700,000*
% Change in AUV1.5%
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingNo