The upscale Italian chain from restaurateur Sam Fox’s Fox Restaurant Group is known for its handmade pastas and pizzas, made from scratch daily. Across its locations, North Italia is active in the community, cooking at and participating in local events from a garden party in Austin to charity events in Phoenix. In addition to posting photos of these events as well as its food, the concept uses social media to combat today’s tough labor market, constantly posting openings with the hashtag #WorkForNorthItalia.

2015 Systemwide Sales$36,800,000*
% Change in Sales20.7%
2015 U.S. Units9
% Change in Units28.6%
2015 Average Unit Volume$4,600,000*
% Change in AUV-2.0%
Future 50 Year2016
FranchisingNo