Billing itself as “the next generation salad bar,” Salata offers more than 50 ingredients and 10 housemade dressings for guests to custom-build salads and wraps. Playing to the office lunch crowd, the chain also places emphasis on its catering program. Salata continues to open traditional units—many with the new prototype it rolled out in July—but it also launched a larger-than-average store in October in Coppell, Texas, to serve as a space to train new managers, as well as test out a tea-on-tap system for the chain’s signature teas and lemonades.

2015 Systemwide Sales$39,400,000*
% Change in Sales18.3%
2015 U.S. Units52
% Change in Units26.8%
2015 Average Unit Volume$820,000*
% Change in AUV1.0%
Future 50 Year2016