City Barbeque has seen accelerated growth since selling part of the company to private-equity firm Freeman Spogli last year. The chain positions itself as celebrating “the craft of barbecue,” and all of the meats it menus are smoked on-site at each of its 35 locations—a process that can take upwards of 18 hours. The brand also sells its own line of barbecue sauces and apparel.
|2016 Systemwide Sales||$39,900,000*|
|% Change in Sales||15.7%|
|2016 U.S. Units||31|
|% Change in Units||19.2%|
|2016 Average Unit Volume||$1,400,000*|
|% Change in AUV||1.4%|
|Future 50 Year||2017|