6 American Food Restaurant Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start An American Food Restaurant

Here are some real life success stories of starting a american food restaurant:

1. Shake Shack ($740M/year)

How much they make: $740M/year
Current team size: 3386


Shake Shack SuccessStory

Shake Shack went from a single hot dog stand to a global fast food chain with over 270 locations thanks to its fresh, high-quality, and delicious food at an incredible price.

They started Shake Shack about 20 years ago
They grew the business to $61.7M/month
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Learn more about starting an american food restaurant:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an american food restaurant?
-> Pros and cons of an american food restaurant

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established american food restaurant
-> Marketing ideas for an american food restaurant

Other resources

4. Shake Shack

How much they make:
Where they're located: New York, NY, USA
Current team size: 3386


5. Lemonade

Lemonade is a Modern Restaurant offering a colorful bounty of healthy, delicious seasonal menu items. Visit our site & place an order online today!

Where they're located: San Diego, California, USA


6. A&W® Restaurants, Inc.

Looking for some hometown goodness? Take a look at what's going on at your local A&W, stop in and lets us know how we're doing!

Where they're located: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Website traffic: 390K/month