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 ($000,000)$39,100,000*
YOY Sales Change106.9%
2015 U.S. Units35
YOY Unit Change45.8%
2015 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,325,000*
Future 50 Year2016
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate