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 ($000)$36,900,000*
YOY Sales Change58.4%
2016 U.S. Units35
YOY Unit Change75.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,340,000*
Future 50 Year2017
FranchisingNo
*Technomic estimate

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