Famed Celtic pub and eatery recognized for impressive growth amongst America's fastest-growing franchises
September 23, 2011 // Franchising.com // TEMPE, Ariz. - Inc. magazine ranked Tilted Kilt number five in the top ten fastest-growing franchises in America in the September 2011 issue of the magazine's annual "Inc. 500 | 5000" list. The Celtic themed pub & eatery, with attractive servers, classic Celtic décor, traditional pub food and sports all under one roof also ranked #385 in the top 500 of the publication's 500 | 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. In addition to these impressive accolades, the pub was ranked #12 in the food and beverage industry and #7 in the top companies based in the Phoenix Metro Area.
Inc. magazine's Top 500 list profiles businesses that have proven their strategies to be successful in leading to increased growth, revenue, reputation and have become trendsetters in their respective industries. Only the very best private, employee-based firms in America are awarded the distinction of being named to the Inc. 500 | 5000, the gold standard of entrepreneurial success.
Since Tilted Kilt's first opening at Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003, the franchise concept has opened more than 56 locations, making the pub and eatery one of the fastest-growing restaurants in its category. Tilted Kilt pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, serving up a mix of traditional pub food like Fish & Chips and Shepherds Pie. Beers from around the world are also available.
The 2011 issue of Inc. magazine's 500 | 5000 list is the first year Tilted Kilt has been honored for their success. The 2011 Inc. 500 | 5000 is ranked according to percentage of revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 31, 2007.
Tilted Kilt is different than other sports bars because of its theme that combines Celtic décor, humorous limericks and sexy cast members with great food, drinks and fun. Recognized in the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 listing as the fifth fastest growing franchise, the restaurant boasts more than 50 open units, with 20 under construction and 25 in development. Tilted Kilt is known as "The Best Looking Sports Pub You've Ever Seen" and the original restaurant concept was developed in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. For more information, go to www.tiltedkilt.com.