Seattle-based salad concept Evergreens grew slowly at first, adding just one unit a year from 2013 to 2017. But it has doubled its units every year since, acquiring Garden Bar, another Pacific Northwest-based salad chain, last year. January and February brought the chain's best sales ever, co-CEO Tom Small said, before the 27-unit brand was forced to shut down because of the coronavirus. But the business plans to slowly reopen stores and continue its growth plans. The chain relies on a commissary system, so it's able to keep its stores' footprints compact.

LocationSeattle, Wash.
2019 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$24*
YOY Sales Change130.5%
2019 U.S. Units26
YOY Unit Change116.7%
2019 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,150*
Future 50 Year2020

*Technomic estimate

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