Apparently this ambitious bakery chain, with sights on international growth, didn’t get the memo that cupcakes are out. Appearances on the Food Network, a new cookbook and a gig catering the MTV Video Music Awards has helped keep it in the spotlight. To sweeten the franchising pot, Smallcakes began co-branding units in September 2014 with its new Smallcakes Creamery concept that serves small-batch ice cream made daily; 15 such co-branded units are on tap for 2015.
|Location||Overland Park, Kan.|
|2014 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$38,700,000*|
|YOY Sales Change||133.1%|
|2014 U.S. Units||88|
|YOY Unit Change||114.6%|
|2014 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$600,000*|
|Future 50 Year||2015|