Eatertainment and craft drinks stirred up a winning combination this year. Similar to The Brass Tap (No. 5), this chain focuses on sports and live music, but with a local spin and an emphasis on elevated American comfort food and burgers. Eureka sources only within the U.S., serving regional beers, whiskeys and wines. This spring, the restaurant group signed a deal to enter a mixed-use building project at San Diego State, serving a demographic sure to eat up the gastropub’s fun-plus-food vibe.

LocationHawthorne, Calif.
2015 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$43,000,000*
YOY Sales Change40.5%
2015 U.S. Units20
YOY Unit Change42.9%
2015 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,530,000*
Future 50 Year2016
FranchisingNo
*Technomic estimate