Weaving together a web of partnerships has helped the biker barbecue joint and music venue grow its network. Teaming up with professional sports this fall, the chain launched concession stands at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., and Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y., becoming the official sauce of the Buffalo Bills. In late 2014, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que offset increasing labor costs and strengthen its purchasing power by forming a back-office partnership with Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q.

LocationSyracuse, N.Y.
2015 Systemwide Sales$32,200,000*
% Change in Sales18.4%
2015 U.S. Units10
% Change in Units25.0%
2015 Average Unit Volume$3,575,000*
% Change in AUV-1.4%
Future 50 Year2016