The sandwich-and-salad brand is ahead of many of its competitors when it comes to catering: It first opened in 1988 as a box-lunch delivery and catering company. Still specializing in business and corporate lunches, Apple Spice touts both its bread that's made from scratch daily and its dependable customer service.

2018 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$20*
YOY Sales Change36.7%
2018 U.S. Units35
YOY Unit Change59.1%
2018 Average Unit Volume ($000)$720*
Future 50 Year2019
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate

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