Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES) files for a IPO.
The private equity-owned restaurant operator has a unique Mediterranean-inspired concept that stands apart from other fast-casual chains.
Analysts also note its strong brand affinity with consumers that helped Noodles soar off its public debut.
The 111-restaurant chain had revenues of $116M last year, up 46% from the previous year. Same-store sales were up 6.9% for the year.