When Hale and Hearty began in 1995, only soups were on the menu—all made from scratch daily in a more than a dozen varieties. Sandwiches and salads were added in 1998, and now the concept positions itself squarely in the healthy fast-casual space. Soup-and-sandwich combos are best-sellers during the high-traffic lunch daypart. Units reside mostly in busy urban areas with expansion limited to New York state until earlier this year, when a store opened in Boston.
|2014 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$27,700,000*|
|YOY Sales Change||11.7%|
|2014 U.S. Units||33|
|YOY Unit Change||13.8%|
|2014 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$895,000*|
|Future 50 Year||2015|