One blogger pegs Sharky’s this way: “Think Chipotle, but with more stuff on the menu, organic ingredients and real plates.” Sharky’s stands out for a few more reasons: As its name suggests, stone wood-fired ovens are used to cook many of the 40-some menu items. Beyond burritos and rice bowls, there are pizzas, enchiladas, salads and more. Adult beverages are a focus, and the decor leans more casual than fast with leather booths that invite lingering. Expansion plans focus on Western states.
|Location||Westlake Village, Calif.|
|2013 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$33,600,000|
|YOY Sales Change||25.4%|
|2013 U.S. Units||21|
|YOY Unit Change||10.5%|
|2013 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$1,600,000|
|Future 50 Year||2014|