Bakersfield is a Mexican chain focused on three things: tacos, tequila and whiskey. The Mexi-Cali chain blends Mexican street food, margaritas and classic country music. The restaurant—which gained some notoriety appearing on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” saying it produces as many as 2,000 tortillas a day—caters to a lively, fun crowd, with an approachable atmosphere including communal wood tables and a large bar area.
|2017 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$27*|
|YOY Sales Change||28.6%|
|2017 U.S. Units||8|
|YOY Unit Change||14.3%|
|2017 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$3,600*|
|Future 50 Year||2018|