A Redstone American Grill opening in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this summer will be the sixth unit in this chain of casual fine-dining restaurants spread across five states. Founder Dean Vlahos built the 10-year-old chain on his vision of an upscale, casual experience aimed at Baby Boomers. The restaurants’ “spirited, rugged and romantic” ambience is key to their identity: Redstone’s units boast large stone fireplaces, granite bars, lots of wood and open exhibition kitchens with rotisserie and wood-burning grills.

LocationWayzata, Minn.
2008 Systemwide Sales ($000)$38,000,000
YOY Sales Change37.9%
2008 U.S. Units5
YOY Unit Change25.0%
2008 Average Unit Volume ($000)$7,600,000
Future 50 Year2009

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