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$30,500,000*
% Change in Sales13.0%
2014 U.S. Units33
% Change in Units37.5%
2014 Average Unit Volume$1,100,000*
% Change in AUV2.9%
Future 50 Year2015