Rusty Bucket is a polished-casual chain from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants that aims to have an independent-restaurant feel. Under the helm of industry vet Gary Callicoat, it kicked growth into high gear in 2015 compared to years past. In addition to opening new units, Rusty Bucket revamped its design to have a warmer feel, with multiple stores getting facelifts. The chain has kept a marketing ambassador at each store through the revamp.

LocationColumbus, Ohio
2015 Systemwide Sales$49,000,000
% Change in Sales12.4%
2015 U.S. Units21
% Change in Units23.5%
2015 Average Unit Volume$2,800,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2016