Striving to be a modern take on the American pub, the restaurant and bar serves an extensive food menu—large enough to counter any kind of veto vote. There’s also a range of both on-trend and classic cocktails, and its Lil Guy pints and Blackfinn Big Boy growlers of beers, with national brands and craft options. To keep its fans apprised of Blackfinn’s events, fundraisers and new menu items, the chain launched a blog to open the conversation.

LocationCharlotte, N.C.
2015 Systemwide Sales$27,300,000*
% Change in Sales16.7%
2015 U.S. Units11
% Change in Units22.2%
2015 Average Unit Volume$2,730,000*
% Change in AUV-0.9%
Future 50 Year2016