Made-to-order burgers on pita breads are the specialty here. Showmars opened in 1982 with the goal of combining counter ordering with more formal waiter service—a forerunner to today’s fast-casual models. The restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a family-friendly atmosphere.

LocationCharlotte, N.C.
2014 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$30,500,000*
YOY Sales Change13.0%
2014 U.S. Units33
YOY Unit Change37.5%
2014 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,100,000*
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingNo
*Technomic estimate