Unlike traditional restaurants, Apple Spice focuses on box lunch delivery and catering. The Salt Lake City-based concept, which has 50 locations, got its start in 1988 after renting a storefront from a longtime baker. Apple Spice specializes in business lunches and posted three-year average sales growth of 89.7%, with unit growth of 102.7% during that time. The chain's bread is made from scratch each day, and each lunch includes a mint and a fresh-baked cookie. Apple Spice bills its catering lifestyle as an attractive one to prospective franchisees, noting on its website, "Work hours are typically business hours--a refreshing concept to the restaurant world."

LocationSalt Lake City, UT
2020 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$19*
3-Year Average Sales Change89.7%
2020 U.S. Units50
3-Year Average Unit Change102.7%
2020 Average Unit Volume ($000)$490*
Buzzworthy Brands Year2021

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