Widely considered to be San Diego’s first microbrewery, Karl Strauss made its debut in 1989 and has since grown to 10 units in California, plus a tasting room and beer garden. Last year it went from micro to mega, opening a 12,000-square-foot brewpub in LA. It runs a rotating beer of the month and partners with local brewers for special LTO beers.
|2016 Systemwide Sales||$39,105,000|
|% Change in Sales||10.9%|
|2016 U.S. Units||10|
|% Change in Units||25.0%|
|2016 Average Unit Volume||$4,345,000|
|% Change in AUV||-1.4%|
|Future 50 Year||2017|