As the leading fast-casual pizza concept on the list, &Pizza received a $25 million cash infusion late last year. The funding, from investment firm Avalt, will help the chain expand to New York City, as well as upping its footprint in existing markets. The chain capitalizes on the build-your-own trend with customizable pizzas that are cooked in 600 degree ovens for 90 seconds. Last fall, &Pizza opened its first unit with a bar. The &Bar concept features beer, wine and three cocktails.

LocationWashington, D.C.
2016 Systemwide Sales$26,100,000*
% Change in Sales69.5%
2016 U.S. Units20
% Change in Units53.9%
2016 Average Unit Volume$1,580,000*
% Change in AUV2.6%
Future 50 Year2017