Fourteen years after launching, Black Walnut Café hit 14 locations, showing steady growth in both unit count and sales. It’s a fast casual with a full-service atmosphere—bakery-cafe meets casual dining. The decor includes high-definition TVs and comfy seating for groups, as well as a full bar for evenings and a twice-daily happy hour. Striving for mass appeal, it claims “there is something for everyone” on its made-to-order menu, although checks averaging almost $16 are above the fast-casual norm.
|2015 Systemwide Sales||$29,700,000*|
|% Change in Sales||39.4%|
|2015 U.S. Units||14|
|% Change in Units||40.0%|
|2015 Average Unit Volume||$2,475,000*|
|% Change in AUV||-1.0%|
|Future 50 Year||2016|