7. 1000 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZA
2016 U.S. SYSTEMWIDE SALES: $18.3 MILLION (UP 88.7%)
2016 UNITS: 20 (UP 53.8%)
CONCEPT: AN ENERGETIC PIZZA CHAIN OFFERING AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PIZZAS
This fast-casual pizza starts with an “authentic Neapolitan dough recipe dating back over 100 years.” It’s this authenticity, and its use of 1000-degree ovens that cook pies in two minutes, that the chain names as differentiators. Customers can choose from a menu of specialty pizzas and classic Neapolitan preparations, or create their own recipe by selecting dough and choosing from more than 40 sauces, cheeses, meats, and vegetables.