Like Cava Grill, this Mediterranean fast casual is seeing rapid expansion, opening 15 stores from 2015 to 2016. San Diego-based Luna Grill entered Los Angeles in 2016, opening several units in shopping malls. The health-focused brand’s lengthy menu spotlights natural meats and housemade marinades and dressings. Its new Never, Ever Gyro is a hormone-, antibiotic- and MSG-free beef-and-lamb blend.

LocationCarlsbad, Calif.
2016 Systemwide Sales$36,900,000*
% Change in Sales58.4%
2016 U.S. Units35
% Change in Units75.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume$1,340,000*
% Change in AUV0.8%
Future 50 Year2017