This self-dubbed “superfood cafe” grew out of founder Tara Gilad’s desire to provide food for her daughter, who has severe allergies. The menu is heavy on acai bowls, smoothies, juices, panini and salads. Vitality Bowls began franchising in 2014 and racked up 13 new units the following year. It offers online ordering, catering and a loyalty app.

LocationSan Ramon, Calif.
2016 Systemwide Sales ($000)$32,400,000*
YOY Sales Change58.1%
2016 U.S. Units33
YOY Unit Change65.0%
2016 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,220,000*
Future 50 Year2017

*Technomic estimate

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