August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016

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Fast Casual location counts and four year growth chart

 

 

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Lafayette, IN-based PIZZA KING (founded 1956) has increased by 1 unit, from 77 to 78 (1% growth). These quick serve pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine service is sold and seating is for about 40. Catering is also available. The restaurants are all franchised and located in IN.

Houston, TX-based TACONMADRE TAQUERIA (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These quick serve Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40 and catering is available. All the locations are in TX.

Irvine, CA-based TACOS & CO (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). These fast casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is available and seating is for about 30. Catering is also offered. Trading areas are located in CA.

Santa Ana-based THE FLAME BROILER (founded 1995) has increased by 20 units, from 161 to 181 (12% growth). These fast casual Asian style restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, FL and OK.

Atlanta, GA-based MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 82 units, from 585 to 667 (14% growth) and entered into IA, ID, SD, UT and WY.  This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Units seat about 90 and serve beer and wine.  Catering and online ordering are available.  All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WI and WY.  Moe’s is a subsidiary of Focus Brands.

California-based THE PROLIFIC OVEN (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  This fast casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70.  Catering is available.  Locations trade in CA.

Roanoke, VA-based MACADO’S (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (6% growth).  This family/casual sandwich restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 150.  Catering and delivery are available.  Trading areas are NC, TN, VA and WV.  

Scottsdale, AZ-based PLANET SMOOTHIE (founded 1995) has increased by 9 units, from 103 to 112 (9% growth) and entered into IL, MD and NE.  This fast casual juice/smoothie concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units have limited seating and offer catering services.  All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, MD, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX and VA.  Planet Smoothie is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New Orleans, LA-based ORIGINAL ITALIAN PIE (founded 1992) has increased by 5 units, from 11 to 16 (45% growth). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in LA.

Michigan-based TACO BOY has increased by 2 units for the Donks concept, from 4 to 6 (50% concept growth).  The company also operates the 1-unit Taco Boy concept.  Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% company growth).  These quick serve Mexican concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 20 and offer catering and drive-thru services.  All the locations trade in MI.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Plano, TX-based MOOYAH BURGERS & FRIES (founded 2007) has increased by 16 units for the Mooyah Burgers concept, from 82 to 98 (20% concept growth) and entered into FL, MB, NY, Azerbaijan, Oman and Qatar. The company also operates the 8-unit Ojos Locos Sports Cantina concept. Overall company increase was from 90 to 106 (18% company growth).  The Mooyah Restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 60 and offer catering and online ordering. Ojos Locos are family/casual sports bars, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Company trading areas are AL, AR, BC, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, LA, MB, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, and the Middle East.  We last featured this company on 9/29/15 (32% growth).

Atlanta, GA-based MCALISTER’S DELI (founded 1989) has increased by 39 units, from 340 to 379 (11% growth) and entered into ID, NJ and NY.  This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 150 and offer catering and online ordering services.  Units are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WY.  We last wrote about this concept on 2/24/15 (4% growth).  Mcalister’s Deli is a subsidiary of Focus Brands.
 

 

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