The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy, America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great — usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
“As a purpose driven, conscious business with a strong philosophy and a mission to open hearts and minds one story at a time, it makes me very proud that we have grown our way onto this prestigious list,” said Brian Schultz, CEO and Founder of Studio Movie Grill. “When businesses expand, either by capacity or geography, having the right people in the right places and doing business the right way is crucial. My dedicated team of incredibly talented individuals deserves all the accolades and I’m excited to see the growth they have generated recognized in this way.”
Typical of many Inc. companies, Schultz started his business out of his garage. He is credited as one of the forefathers, thought leaders and risk takers in the exhibitor industry. He lobbied Hollywood with impassioned vigor and dedication to secure first run movies in his first theater, and his efforts paid off. After showing outstanding box office receipts on the film’s opening weekend, he was able to ultimately secure first-run movies from all the major studios. Currently, SMG has 24 locations in ten states and expects double digit growth by continuing to expand its operations over the next 3 years. With 245 screens, SMG is currently the 20th largest exhibitor in the United States.
About Studio Movie Grill
Studio Movie Grill modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with full-service, in-theater dining. Established in 2000, SMG has swiftly grown to 24 locations in10 states. SMG, the leader of in-theater dining exhibition, recently announced a major expansion initiative with plans for additional sites throughout the country. SMG currently ranks the 20th largest exhibitor in the U.S. For additional information, visit www.studiomoviegrill.com.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
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