Contemporary Tex-Mex chain The Matador offers a design-focused atmosphere with scratch-made tortas and enchiladas, and a massive tequila selection. Owners Zak Melang and Nate Opper are heavily involved with each unit; Melang constructs the bars and tabletops himself and curates local artists for the rest of the decor. The chain has expanded to 11 locations since opening in 2004, with the most recent unit opening in suburban Las Vegas.

2015 Systemwide Sales$28,800,000*
% Change in Sales11.6%
2015 U.S. Units9
% Change in Units28.6%
2015 Average Unit Volume$3,600,000*
% Change in AUV-2.3%
Future 50 Year2016
FranchisingNo