Unlike many of the DIY fast-casual pizza spots among The Future 50, Patxi’s is a table-service chain out East that is known for its signature deep-dish pizzas. The thick pies are made by hand and baked in traditional revolving pans; thin-crust pizzas are made in a 900-degree Italian oven. To go along with pizza, the growing chain—which, following a 2014 investment from private-equity firm KarpReilly, added three new restaurants in 2015—offers a full bar. It also added a line of piadinis to its menu earlier this year in order to offer lighter options at lunch.

LocationSausalito, Calif.
2015 Systemwide Sales$25,900,000*
% Change in Sales21.0%
2015 U.S. Units17
% Change in Units21.4%
2015 Average Unit Volume$1,700,000*
% Change in AUV1.8%
Future 50 Year2016