This Texas-based chain rustles up rotisserie chicken over an open fire as well as Tex-Mex fare. In the past year, it launched an order-ahead app where customers pay in-store. Revamped units have a “cowboy cool” rustic design with wood and rope details, and put the rotisserie front and center. After pairing with franchise partner FRC Group, it’s set to open 14 units in Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota this year.

2016 Systemwide Sales$29,500,000*
% Change in Sales39.8%
2016 U.S. Units22
% Change in Units37.5%
2016 Average Unit Volume$1,550,000*
% Change in AUV2.6%
Future 50 Year2017