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 Sales||106.9%|
|2015 U.S. Units||35|
|% Change in Units||45.8%|
|2015 Average Unit Volume||$1,325,000*|
|% Change in AUV||1.9%|
|Future 50 Year||2016|