This design-centric casual-dining chain specializes in artisanal thin-crust pizzas, an ever-changing menu and experiential dining. With a director of architecture on staff, Matchbox considers every element from light to sound, determining how to work with spaces to create authentic atmospheres. But Matchbox’s design-heavy process doesn’t weigh it down. The chain plans to launch six locations every year for the next four years across the U.S.

LocationWashington, D.C.
2015 Systemwide Sales$23,100,000*
% Change in Sales25.5%
2015 U.S. Units9
% Change in Units50.0%
2015 Average Unit Volume$3,080,000*
% Change in AUV0.7%
Future 50 Year2016
FranchisingNo