Piada bucks the Italian fast-casual trend of build-your-own pizza with a seasonal menu of salad bowls, soups and signature piada wrap sandwiches. The chain strengthens its community connection by partnering with local charities and other groups. Last year, Piada, which was started by the co-founder of the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, expanded into Texas, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

LocationColumbus, Ohio
2016 Systemwide Sales$33,400,000*
% Change in Sales49.8%
2016 U.S. Units38
% Change in Units52.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume$1,060,000*
% Change in AUV2.4%
Future 50 Year2017