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Ron Lynch

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
Tempe, Ariz.

No. 385
2010 Revenue: $8.0 million
Three-Year Growth: 892%

“We’re different, a little tilted,” says Ron Lynch, founder of the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. “We purposefully try to differentiate ourselves in the marketplace.” Lynch founded the business in 2003, which has grown into a mini empire of pubs throughout nearly 20 states. Lynch’s advice to franchisors? “Seek to be different, don’t copy anyone and the consumer will reward you for being unique.”