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October 16, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Fort Worth, TX-based FUZZY’S TACO SHOP (founded 2003) has increased by 77 units, from 103 to 180 (75% growth). These fast casual Mexican restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine, with full bar service offered at select locations. Average unit has seating for about 80. Trading areas are AZ, CO, GA, KS, LA, MO, NE, OK and TX.

Omaha, NE-based GODFATHER’S PIZZA (founded 1973) has increased by 11 units, from 609 to 620 (2% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine service is available and seating is for about 50. Online ordering, catering, delivery, and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Greenwich, CT-based GINGER MAN (founded 1997) has added a new concept called Evarito’s Mexican Kitchen (1 unit). Other company concepts are Ginger Man (1) and The Cask Republic (3). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American and Mexican foods. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 100. Banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in CT.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Washington, DC-based CGD HOSPITALITY GROUP (founded 2000) has added a 4-unit concept called Cafe Delux and the 1-unit Tortilla Coast. The company also operates Chef Geoff’s (2) and Lia’s (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 8 (166% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving American, Italian and Mexican cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 80. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are DC, MD and VA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Austin, TX-based ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA (founded 1997) has increased by 9 units, from 38 to 47 (24% growth) and entered into MN and NC. The family/casual movie theater chain serves lunch and dinner and a movie, with a $10-$30+ per person price range. Pizza, snacks and American foods are served. The theaters have full bar and average seating for 600-700. Private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, TX and VA. We last featured this concept on 12/5/17 (19% growth).

Pasadena, CA-based BLAZE FAST FIRE’D PIZZA (founded 2011) has increased by 78 units, from 214 to 292 (36% growth) and entered into AL, BC, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH and WV. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. The restaurant has build your own pizza options and serves beer and wine. Average unit has seating for about 70. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AB, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WV. We last wrote about this concept on 10/3/17 (52% growth).

October 9, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

American Fork, UT-based FOUR FOODS GROUP (founded 2008) has increased by 2 units for Kneaders Bakery Cafe, from 44 to 46 (5% concept growth), entering into MO. There was also a 4-unit increase for the R&R Barbeque concept, from 2 to 6 (67% concept growth) and the addition of a 7-unit concept called Mo’ Bettahs. The company also operates a 2-unit concept called The Soda Shop and 72 Little Caesar’s locations. The restaurants are mostly fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 40. The concepts serve multiple cuisines, including baked goods, pizza, Hawaiian, BBQ and ice cream. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are AL, AZ, CO, LA, MO, MS, NV and UT.

Albuquerque, NM-based GARDUNO’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1969) has added a new concept called Cantina Nueva Garduno (1). The company also operates the 4-unit Garduno’s concept. Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% growth). These family/casual Mexican concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 300. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in NM.

Oak Brook, IL-based PORTILLO’S (founded 1963) has increased by 18 units, from 40 to 58 (45% growth) and entered into FL, MN and WI. This fast casual hot dog concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 100. Catering, drive-thru and private party services are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, FL, IL, IN, MN and WI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Miami, FL-based GIARDINO GOURMET SALADS (founded 2004) has increased by 4 units, from 13 to 17 (31% growth). This fast casual salad shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Norwalk, CT-based BARTECA RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit for the Bartaco concept, from 15 to 16 (7% concept growth) and by 1 unit for Barcelona Wine Bar, from 14 to 15 (7% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 29 to 31 (7% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Mexican and Spanish cuisines. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AL, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, MA, NC, NY, PA, TN and VA. We last wrote about this company on 11/1/17 (93% growth).

Portage, MI-based BELLACINO’S PIZZA & GRINDERS (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit for the Bellacino’s Pizza concept, from 53 to 54 (2% concept growth). The company also operates Bella Creamery (1). Overall company increase was from 54 to 55 (2% company growth). The quick serve pizza and sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. The restaurants are franchised and trade in FL, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA and WV. We featured this company on 11/14/17 (2% growth).

October 2, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Calgary, AB-based COCO BROOKS PIZZA (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 60 and offer delivery service. All the restaurants trade in AB.

Lincolnshire, IL-based EGG HARBOR CAFE (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 19 to 20 (5% growth). This family/casual breakfast concept is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 100. Trading areas are GA, IL and WI.

Whitefish, MT-based GLACIER RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2007) has increased by 4 units for the Mackenzie River Pizza concept, from 23 to 27 (17% concept growth) and added a new concept called The Brass Rabbit (1). Other company concepts are Chalk Board (1), Ciao Mambo (3), Latitude 48 (1) and The Craggy Range Bar & Grill (1). The company also operates 32 Max & Erma’s franchises. The restaurants are family/casual, serving pizza and American cuisines. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 150. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. Trading areas are CA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MT, ND, NV, OH, PA, SD, VA, WA and WV.

Scarborough, ME-based PORTLAND PIE CO (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Stores have limited seating and offer online ordering and delivery options. Units are franchised and trade in ME and NH.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based THE KATI ROLL COMPANY (founded 2002) has increased by 2 units, from 5 to 7 (40% growth). This fast casual Indian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Average unit seats about 30. Catering and online ordering are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Northbrook, IL-based PINSTRIPES (founded 2006) has increased by 3 units, from 7 to 10 (43% growth) and entered into OH and TX. This family/casual sports bar and grill and bowling facility is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Units have seating for about 250 and offer catering and banquet services. Trading areas are DC, IL, KS, MD, MN, OH and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Miramar Beach, FL-based ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 66 to 67 (2% growth). This family/casual concept is open for breakfast and lunch, specializing in breakfast foods. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with full bar and average seating for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. Units are franchised and trade in AL, CA, FL, GA, IN, LA, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN and TX. We last featured this concept on 12/12/17 (18% growth).

Lubbock, TX-based BAHAMA BUCK’S (founded 1990) has increased by 10 units, from 105 to 115 (10% growth) and entered into CO and LA. This quick serve shaved ice and smoothie shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 20, with drive-thru service. All stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, FL, KY, LA, MO, NM, NV, OK, TX and UT. We last featured this concept on 11/29/17 (19% growth).

September 25, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Las Vegas, NV-based TIMBERS BAR & GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). This family/casual bar and grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants have seating for abour 125. Banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in NV.

Nashville, TN-based CAPTAIN D’S SEAFOOD (founded 1969) has increased by 13 units, from 518 to 531 (3% growth) and entered into KS and WI. This fast casual seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 100. About half the restaurants are franchised. Trading areas are AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV.

Albuquerque, NM-based GARCIA’S KITCHEN (founded 1975) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 125. Catering, banquet and drive-thru services are available. All the restaurants trade in NM.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Boca Raton, FL-based NEW YORK BAGEL CAFE & DELI (founded 1994) has increased by 4 units, from 9 to 13 (44% growth) and entered into AL and TX. This fast casual deli is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 40. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, FL, LA, NC, PA and TX.

Frisco, CA-based THE LOST CAJUN RESTAURANT (founded 2010) has increased by 6 units, from 14 to 20 (43% growth) and entered into LA. This family/casual cajun concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit seats about 50. Catering is available. Trading areas are CO, LA, SC, TN and TX. Franchise opportunities are now available.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Los Lunas, NM-based BURRITOS ALINSTANTE (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This quick serve Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer catering and drive-thru services. All the restaurants are located in NM. We wrote about this concept on 6/27/17 (25% growth).

September 18, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Birmingham, AL-based SNEAKY PETE’S HOT DOGS (founded 1966) has increased by 7 units, from 34 to 41 (21% growth). This quick serve hot dog shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. All units are franchised and trade in AL.

Oklahoma City, OK-based SWADLEY’S BAR-B-Q has increased by 1 unit for the Swadley’s concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth). The company also operates Jim’s Famous Chicken (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% company growth). This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Units have seating for about 80. Catering, online ordering and private party facilities are available. All the restaurants are located in OK.

Chicago, IL-based GIORDANO’S RESTAURANT & PIZZA (founded 1974) has increased by 8 units, from 60 to 68 (13% growth) and entered into AZ. This family/casual Italian and pizza concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 150. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are all available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AZ, FL, IL, IN, MI, MN, NV and OH.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

North Charleston, SC-based EAST BAY DELI (founded 2001) has increased by 3 units, from 5 to 8 (60% growth). This family casual concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer is served. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. All the restaurants are located in SC.

Chicago, IL-based INTELLIGENTSIA COFFEE (founded 1995) has increased
by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). This coffeebar is open for
breakfast, lunch and are open until 8pm. Seating is for about 50 and
varies depending on location. Trading areas are CA, IL, MA and NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Encino, CA-based GRANVILLE CAFE has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual American restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and seating is for about 150. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in CA. We featured this concept on 4/4/17 (67% growth).

Whitewater, WI-based TOPPERS PIZZA (founded 1991) has increased by 10 units, from 80 to 90 (13% growth) and entered into AR, CO, SC, SD, VA and WY. The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 50 and offers catering, delivery and online ordering options. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, CO, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, NC, NE, OH, SC, SD, TX, VA, WI and WY. We last wrote about this company on 9/19/17 (5% growth).

September 11, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Mercer, PA-based SPRINGFIELD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit for Rachel’s Roadhouse, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Hickory Bar & Grille (1), Iron Bridge Inn (1), Log Cabin Inn (1) and Springfield Grille (2). Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, serving American cuisine. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are OH and PA.

Minneapolis, MN-based BUFFALO WILD WINGS (founded 1982) has increased by 19 units, from 1202 to 1221 (2% growth) and entered into DC. This family/casual concept specializes in chicken wings and bar and grill food. Average unit has seating for about 200. Catering is available. Franchising is available. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Costa Mesa, CA-based EL POLLO LOCO (founded 1975) has increased by 72 units, from 418 to 490 (17% growth) and entered into LA. This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Catering and drive-thru services are available. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are AZ, CA, LA, NV, TX and UT.

Virginia Beach, VA-based BAKER’S CRUST RESTAURANT (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual American/bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 70. Catering and delivery services are available. All the locations are in VA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Tucson, AZ-based CHARRO RESTAURANTS has increased by 1 unit for the El Charro Cafe concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and by 2 units for Sir Veza’s Taco Garage, from 4 to 6 (50% concept growth) and entered into MD. Other company concepts are Charro Steak (1), Hecho En Vegas Mexican Grill & Cantina @MGM | Nv (1) and Pub 1922 (1). Overall company increase was from 10 to 13 (30% company growth). The restaurants are upscale Mexican steakhouses, with full bar and average seating for about 250. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AZ, MD and NV.

Portland, OR-based KILLER BURGER (founded 2010) has increased by 2 units, from 9 to 11 (22% growth) and entered into AZ. This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 60. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, OR and WA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Greenwood Village, CO-based RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS (NASDAQ:RRGB; founded 1969) has increased by 14 units, from 558 to 572 (3% growth). This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 250. Catering is available. Fifteen percent of the restaurants are franchised. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI. We last featured this concept on 12/5/17 (3% growth).

September 4, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Cap-pel, NB-based PIZZA SHACK (founded 1984) has increased by 2 units, from 28 to 30 (7% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Select locations offer family/casual dining, with a full bar. Catering and private party services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in NB, NS and PE.

Omaha, NE-based SCOOTER’S COFFEE (founded 1998) has increased by 34 units, from 156 to 190 (22% growth) and entered into AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, ND, NM and OK. This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Smoothies and sandwiches are also served. Locations have limited seating and drive-thru service. Units are franchised and trade in AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, KS, MO, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX and UT.

Houston, TX-based TAQUERIA TEPATITLAN has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This family/casual Mexican restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and seating is for about 100. All the locations trade in TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

San Francisco, CA-based BACCHUS MANAGEMENT GROUP (founded 2001) has added 2 new concepts called The Village Bakery and Smip Ranch. Other company concepts are Mayfield Bakery & Café (1), Pizza Antica (4), Roastco (1), Spruce (1), The Saratoga (1) and Village Pub (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 11 (22% growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, serving mostly American cuisine and bar food. Average seating is for about 150, with catering and banquet services. All the restaurants trade in CA.

New York-based TJ FINLEY’S PUBLIC HOUSE has increased by 1 unit for the Local Burger Co concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and added 3 new concepts called Fatwood Southern Kitchen, The Penny Pub and The Astorian. Other company concepts are Bronx Ale House (1), Forest Hills Station House (1), George Keeley (1) and TJ Finley’s (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 9 (80% company growth). These family/casual bar and grill concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Addison, TX-based TACO CABANA (founded 1978) has increased by 5 units, from 173 to 178 (3% growth) and entered into FL. This fast casual Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 150. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are FL and TX. Taco Cabana is a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group. Franchise opportunities are available. We last wrote about this concept on 4/11/17 (3% growth).

August 28, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Houston, TX-based SALATA-THE NEXT GENERATION SALAD BAR (founded 2005) has increased by 19 units, from 64 to 83 (30% growth) and entered into FL, GA and OK. This fast casual salad concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All locations are franchised and trade in CA, FL, GA, IL, OK and TX.

Kitchener, ON-based CHARCOAL GROUP (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit for Beertown Public House, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth). Other company concepts are Charcoal Steakhouse (1), Dels Enoteca Pizzeria (1), Martini’s (1), Moose Winooski’s (2), Sociable Kitchen & Tavern (1), The Bauer Kitchen & Café (1), The Bauer Kitchen TBK (1) and Wildcraft Grill & Bar (1). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% growth). The restaurants are family/casual concepts, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $10-$30+, open for lunch and dinner. Restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering service is available. All the restaurants are located in ON.

Cicero, IL-based STEAK N EGGER (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This quick serve American and sandwich restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 40. Catering is available. Units are franchised and trade in IL and MI.

Austin, TX-based MANDOLA’S ITALIAN MARKET (founded 1912) has increased by 1 unit for the Mandola’s Italian Market concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Trattoria Lisina. Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). These fast casual Italian concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 225. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Chandler, AZ-based THE BURRITO EXPRESS (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Catering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Scottsdale, AZ-based COLD BEERS & CHEESEBURGERS has increased by 6 units, from 4 to 10 (150% growth). This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and seating is for about 150. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ and CA.

Dallas, TX-based SNUFFER’S RESTAURANT & BAR (founded 1978) has increased by 6 units, from 7 to 13 (86% growth). This family/casual American bar and grill concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 300, with banquet rooms. All the restaurants are located in TX.

New York, NY-based BLUESTONE LANE COFFEE (founded 2013) has increased by 11 units, from 19 to 30 (58% growth) and entered into DC. This fast casual coffee cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, DC, NJ, NY and PA.

Tempe, AZ-based SOMEBURROS (founded 1986) has increased by 2 units for the Somburros concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth). The company also operates Isabel’s Amor (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% company growth). Someburros is a fast casual Mexican concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 40 and offer catering service. Isabel’s Amor is family/casual, with a $10-$30+ per person check average and full bar. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Irvine, CA-based IN-N-OUT BURGERS (founded 1948) has increased by 16 units, from 324 to 340 (5% growth). This quick serve burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OR, TX and UT. We last featured this concept on 2/1/17 (8% growth).

August 21, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Beaverton, OR-based URBAN RESTAURANT GROUP has added a new concept called Carlita’s. Other company concepts are Bartini (1), Brix Tavern (1), Swank And Swine (1), Urban Fondue (1) and Urban Studio (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serve American food. Per person check average is $15-$50+. Average seating is for about 200, with full bar service. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in OR.

Hawaii-based HANDCRAFTED RESTAURANTS (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit for Monkeypod Kitchen By Merriman, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Beach House Restaurant (1) and Moku Kitchen (1) for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% growth). These upscale steak and seafood concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants trade in HI.

Toronto, ON-based PIZZA NOVA (founded 1963) has increased by 5 units, from 139 to 144 (4% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Delivery and online ordering options are available. All the stores are franchised and trade in ON.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

San Marcos, CA-based SLATER’S 50/50 BURGERS BY DESIGN (founded 2009) has increased by 3 units for the Slater’s concept, from 6 to 9 (50% concept growth), entering into NV and TX. The company has aquired the 23-unit Daphne’s California Greek concept. Overall company increase was from 6 to 32 (433% company growth). This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seat about 100. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. Daphne’s is fast casual, serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. Company trading areas are CA, NV and TX.

Agoura Hills, CA-based STONEFIRE GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 3 units for the Stonefire Grill concept, from 8 to 11 (38% concept growth). The company also operates Rattlers (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 12 (33% company growth). These family/casual American concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 300. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based PIEOLOGY PIZZERIA (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 140 to 141 (1% growth) and entered into CT, IA, and NY. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NV, NY, OH, OR, TN, TX and UT. We last wrote about this concept on 4/4/17 (37% growth).

August 14, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

California-based STADIUM PIZZA (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 100. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Tennessee-based STIR FRY RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1993) has added a new concept called Southern Craft BBQ. Other company concepts are 620 State (1), Foundation (1), Label Restaurant (1), Stir Fry Cafe (1), The Gallery (1) and The Social (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants serve Asian, BBQ and American cuisines, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering, online ordering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in TN.

Alhambra, CA-based SHAKEY’S PIZZA PARLOR (founded 1954) has increased by 2 units, from 59 to 61 (3% growth). This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 200. Online ordering and private party options are available. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AL, CA, HI and WA.

Glendale, AZ-based BABBO ITALIAN EATERY (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 150. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in AZ.

Evansville, IN-based AZZIP PIZZA (founded 2012) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are IL, IN and KY.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Columbus, OH-based EL VAQUERO has increased by 3 units for the El Vaquero concept, from 14 to 17 (21% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Blue Agave. Overall company increase was from 15 to 18 (20% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual Mexican concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 200. Online ordering is available. The restaurants are located in MI and OH.

New York, NY-based ARTICHOKE BASILLE’S PIZZA (founded 2008) has increased by 3 units, from 9 to 12 (33% growth) and entered into FL. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Online ordering and delivery options are available. Trading areas are CA, FL and NY.

West Palm Beach, FL-based SLOAN’S ICE CREAM (founded 1999) has increased by 3 units, from 11 to 14 (27% growth) and entered into NV. This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Stores are franchised and trade in CA, FL and NV.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Milwaukee, WI-based CHOCOLATE FACTORY SUBS & ICE CREAM (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). These quick serve ice cream and sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer catering service. All the restaurants trade in WI. We featured this concept on 10/24/17 (14% growth).

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