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 ($000,000)$27*
YOY Sales Change28.6%
2017 U.S. Units8
YOY Unit Change14.3%
2017 Average Unit Volume ($000)$3,600*
Future 50 Year2018

*Technomic estimate

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