The doner kebab specialist opened four locations last year, leaning on a tech-forward operating model to weather the pandemic and keep growing. Sales increased more than 11%, and average unit volumes were $840,000, good for ninth on this year's list. Its menu centers on doner--thinly sliced meat shaved off of a vertical rotisserie--in three formats: wrap, bowl or plate. At the end of 2020, it had 19 locations in California and Texas.

LocationSan Diego, CA
2020 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$14*
3-Year Average Sales Change20.9%
2020 U.S. Units19
3-Year Average Unit Change23.9%
2020 Average Unit Volume ($000)$840*
Buzzworthy Brands Year2021

*Technomic estimate

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