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This story is part of NRN’s Second 100 special report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.
7. Bar Louie
Using a strategy that relies on conversions for expansion, Bar Louie has managed double-digit new store growth in both of its past two completed fiscal years. Scratch cooking, signature cocktails and specialty beers are also key to the concept.
Latest-Year U.S. systemwide sales: $151 million
Latest-Year sales growth: 14.4%
Second 100 sales rank: 190
U.S. unit count: 68 (up 30.8%)
ESPU: $2.5 million (down 6.6%)