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The originator of the Hot-N-Ready Pizza was the only chain in the Pizza segment that cracked the top 10 in sales growth, falling just 0.2 percent behind Moe's Southwest Grill for a No. 8 growth ranking.

Little Caesars
U.S. systemwide sales growth: 18.4%
U.S. systemwide sales: $2.9 billion
Top 100 sales rank: 19
U.S. unit count: 3,673 (up 6.3%)
ESPU: $813,700 (up 11%)