EasySeat, Plan B Burger on Inc. 5000
(8/31/2010) Fifty Connecticut enterprises, among them New Britain ticket reseller EasySeat and Hartford area restaurant chain Plan B Burger, made Inc. magazine's 2010 ranking of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies.
At No. 176, EasySeat led all Connecticut companies on the list with a three-year growth rate of 1,599 percent. It had $2.3 million in sales for the period, the magazine said.
FM Facility Maintenance, a commercial cleaning contractor in East Hartford, was No. 329 with a 906 percent growth rate and $115.4 million in revenues over three years. FM is an affiliate of Oakleaf Waste Management, which is preparing to move, with state aid, its headquarters and 427 jobs from East Hartford to Windsor.
Plan B Burger Bar, with three locations in West Hartford, Simsbury and Glastonbury, was 565th with a 541 percent growth rate and $5.5 million in sales. Plan B is a unit of Yoshu LLC, owner of The Half Door Irish pub and Tisane Tea House, both in Hartford.
Evolution Benefits, an Avon vendor co-founded by entrepreneur Robert Patricelli and drug giant Pfizer, was No. 1,468, with 197 percent growth and $32.5 million in revenue. Evolution was sold in July to a San Francisco equity investor.
Also making the list were SS&C Technologies Holdings in South Windsor and Higher One Holdings in New Haven, despite that both companies went public earlier this year.
Higher One was No. 811 for its 372 percent growth rate and $75.5 million in revenues.
SS&C ranked No. 4,034, with a 32 percent growth rate and $271 million in revenue.
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