One of three full-service chains in the top 10, HopCat proclaims a singular mission: “To bring you great beer.” Rated a top beer bar by several media outlets, this concept also bills itself as the “anti-chain chain,” while trying to make each unit look like an independent restaurant. Extensive beer menus reflect that local focus. Its craveable Crack Fries are popular, one of many housemade comfort food items.

LocationGrand Rapids, Mich.
2016 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$30,200,000*
YOY Sales Change57.3%
2016 U.S. Units13
YOY Unit Change85.7%
2016 Average Unit Volume ($000)$3,020,000*
Future 50 Year2017
*Technomic estimate