Vegan chain By Chloe launched in 2015, "at a time when vegan food was transitioning from being weird to being cool and interesting," says Patrik Hellstrand, former CEO of Oath Pizza, who took over the top spot at By Chloe late last year. The recent months have been busy ones for the plant-based chain, which focuses on unprocessed ingredients in its comfort food dishes. Last spring, By Chloe announced it had received $31 million from several capital funds, with plans to double its U.S. and international units. And this fall, the chain plans to open its first location with a redesigned back of house that employs space-saving equipment, giving the brand greater flexibility in its real estate selections, Hellstrand says. The chain is also getting smart about the way it handles its data, merging customer-satisfaction metrics from multiple platforms with sales and weather data to build a sales-forecasting algorithm.

2018 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$30*
YOY Sales Change60.1%
2018 U.S. Units13
YOY Unit Change44.4%
2018 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,740*
Future 50 Year2019

*Technomic estimate

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