This self-dubbed “superfood cafe” grew out of founder Tara Gilad’s desire to provide food for her daughter, who has severe allergies. The menu is heavy on acai bowls, smoothies, juices, panini and salads. Vitality Bowls began franchising in 2014 and racked up 13 new units the following year. It offers online ordering, catering and a loyalty app.

LocationSan Ramon, Calif.
2016 Systemwide Sales$32,400,000*
% Change in Sales58.1%
2016 U.S. Units33
% Change in Units65.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume$1,220,000*
% Change in AUV4.3%
Future 50 Year2017