Parent company Kaskaid Hospitality stirred many of today’s hot trends into Crave, including an exhibition kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven, sushi bar and glass-enclosed wine room. The extensive menu also hits several trend buttons, with flatbreads, sliders, sushi rolls and a roster of gluten-free choices. The bulk of business is done in the evening, when some locations boast a DJ or live music. Still, Crave makes an effort to be family-friendly, with units frequently built inside or next to shopping malls and flexible dine-in, takeout and offsite catering options.

LocationBloomington, Minn.
2013 Systemwide Sales ($000)$30,000,000*
YOY Sales Change20.0%
2013 U.S. Units9
YOY Unit Change12.5%
2013 Average Unit Volume ($000)$3,500,000*
Future 50 Year2014

*Technomic estimate

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