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David Prokupek

Smashburger
Denver

No. 99
2010 Revenue: $39.4 million
Three-Year Growth: 2,673%

Smashburger was funded with $15 million from the private equity and concept development firm Consumer Capital Partners, and now has about 100 locations just a few years later. “From the start, we built our business on three simple principles: Be great for the consumer; Be simple to operate; and Create an industry leading business model,” says Dave Prokupek, Smashburger’s chairmen and CEO. “These three principles have allowed us to attract a loyal consumer following and top tier multi-unit franchisees.”