Founded in 2002, the chain—part of Flagship Restaurant Group—serves what it describes as “fun” sushi to the happy hour crowd, in spaces defined by their backlit blue decor. The menu, which also offers Asian-inspired hot plates, grew this year to include new hand-roll options and a bento box for kids. Going forward, Blue Sushi is expanding in Illinois, Indiana, Texas and Kentucky.

LocationOmaha, Neb.
2016 Systemwide Sales$27,900,000*
% Change in Sales32.9%
2016 U.S. Units10
% Change in Units25.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume$3,100,000*
% Change in AUV3.3%
Future 50 Year2017
Franchisingno