Arguably the most unique concept on the ranking, Kolache Factory is also the oldest. It was started in 1982 in Houston by John and Jerri Banks, who wanted breakfast that could be eaten on the run. Its kolaches are filled with fruits, meats or cheeses and work perfectly for a convenience-oriented consumer. The company generated $46 million in sales last year from 59 franchised locations. Sales last year grew 29%.

LocationKaty, Texas
2021 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$46
YOY Sales Change29.1%
2021 U.S. Units59
YOY Unit Change3.5%
2021 Average Unit Volume ($000)$788
Future 50 Year2022

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