The fourth fast-casual pizza chain on our list might just be the fastest, with a two-minute conveyor belt cooking method. The speedy concept has sought out nontraditional units such as college campuses, airports and hospitals, where speed is a clear need for consumers. In November, Pizza Studio received a cash injection from Thompson Hospitality, the largest minority-owned foodservice management company, and the chain’s largest franchisee. Since the investment, the chain has said it plans to open 80 more locations.

2015 Systemwide Sales$39,100,000*
% Change in Sales106.9%
2015 U.S. Units35
% Change in Units45.8%
2015 Average Unit Volume$1,325,000*
% Change in AUV1.9%
Future 50 Year2016
FranchisingYes