The only sandwich chain to make the list, Ike’s Place peddles pop culture-themed handhelds such as the Bad Santa, Desperate Housewives and Tony Soprano creations. Some feature halal meats, as well as housemade alternative meats and cheeses like vegan turkey and soy cheese. Founded in San Francisco in 2007, the chain first expanded outside the city three years later and to Arizona in 2014.

2016 Systemwide Sales$32,400,000*
% Change in Sales42.7%
2016 U.S. Units34
% Change in Units70.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume$1,200,000*
% Change in AUV0.4%
Future 50 Year2017
Franchisingno