April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Austin, TX-based PLUCKERS WING BAR (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit for the Pluckers Wing Bar concept, from 17 to 18 (6% concept growth). The company also operates Dang Kitchen (1). Overall company increase was from 18 to 19 (6% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in chicken wings. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with seating for about 100. Beer is served. Catering, delivery and private party services are available. Trading areas are LA and TX. Franchise opportunities are available.

San Antonio, TX-based BILL MILLER BAR-B-Q (founded 1950) has increased by 2 units for the Bill Miller’s Bar-b-q concept, from 69 to 71 (3% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Bill Miller’s Laguna Madre Seafood Company concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 73 to 76 (4% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

South Carolina-based LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with beer and wine service and seating for around 80. Catering is available. Trading areas are FL, GA and SC.

Albany, NY-based RECOVERY SPORTS GRILL (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). This family/casual sports bar concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. Trading areas are NJ, NY, VA and WA.

California-based SELMA’S CHICAGO PIZZERIA & TAP ROOM has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. Catering is available. All the locations are in CA.

 

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.

Los Angeles, CA-based SPRINKLES CUPCAKES (founded 2005) has increased by 4 units, from 19 to 23 (21% growth) and entered into FL and TN. These quick serve cupcake cafes are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have limited seating and offer catering and online ordering options. Trading areas are AZ, CA, DC, GA, IL, NY, NY and TX.

Jackson, MS-based EAT HERE BRANDS (founded 2012) has increased by 2 units for the Babalu Tacos & Tapas concept, from 3 to 5 (67% concept growth) and entered into NC. The company also operates Interim Restaurant & Bar (1), Table 100 Restaurant & Bar (1) and is a franchisee of 7 Five Guys Burgers & Fries locations. The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The concepts have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Banquet services are available. Trading areas are AL, MS, NC and TN.

Fort Collins, CO-based CHEBA HUT TOASTED SUBS (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units for the Cheba Hut concept, from 16 to 19 (19% concept growth). The company also operates Steak Burgers @ The Forks (1) and The Forks Deli (1). Overall company increase was from 18 to 21 (17% company growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for around 40. Catering and online ordering are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, NM, OR and WI.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.  Redding,

CA-based BLACK BEAR DINER (founded 1995) has increased by 14 units, from 79 to 93 (17% growth). These family/casual diners are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants serve beer and wine and average seating is for about 150. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, UT and WA. We featured this concept on 11/17/15 (15% growth) and on 6/21/16 (3% growth).

Dallas, TX-based MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 51 to 52 (2% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and seating for about 300. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI. Maggiano’s is a subsidiary of Brinker International. We last featured this concept on 3/29/16 (4% growth).

 

 

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