Health-forward Playa Bowls focuses on acai, pitaya and coconut bowls as well as smoothies. The 85-unit fast-casual chain has still seen interest from franchisees amid the pandemic and has more than a dozen stores in the queue to open. The company added make-your-own-bowl packs. Most of the stores have patios, so Playa Bowls is playing up those outside areas during the coronavirus crisis.

LocationBelmar, N.J.
2019 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$39*
YOY Sales Change62.9%
2019 U.S. Units76
YOY Unit Change28.8%
2019 Average Unit Volume ($000)$580*
Future 50 Year2020
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate

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