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April 9, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based JOHN SULLIVAN’S BAR & GRILL (founded 1977) has added a new concept called The Tailor Public House (1). Other company concepts are Irish Exit (1), Jack Doyles (1) and John Sullivans (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 4 (33% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual Irish pubs, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with average seating for about 300. Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Houston, TX-based PERRY’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit for the Perry’s Steakhouse concept, from 14 to 15 (7% concept growth). The company also operates Perry & Sons Market & Grille (2). Overall company increase was from 16 to 17 (6% growth). These upscale steak and seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AL, CO, IL and TX.

Morristown, NJ-based VILLA FRESH ITALIAN KITCHEN (founded 1964) has increased by 24 units, from 225 to 249 (11% growth). This fast casual pizza/Italian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The restaurants are mostly located in mall food courts. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Kuna, ID-based IDAHO PIZZA COMPANY (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units, from 15 to 18 (20% 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 seating is for around 250. Catering and delivery services are available. All locations are franchised and trade in ID.

Texas-based GLORIA’S RESTAURANTS has increased by 2 units, from 18 to 20 (11% growth). This upscale South American concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average unit has seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All locations are in TX.

Edmonton, AB-based ROYAL PIZZA (founded 1969) has increased by 3 units, from 12 to 15 (25% growth). This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150. Online ordering and delivery services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Denver, CO-based SNOOZE AN A.M. EATERY (founded 2006) has increased by 10 units, from 25 to 35 (40% growth). This family/casual concept specializes in breakfast foods, open for breakfast and lunch. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO and TX. We last featured this concept on 3/26/18 (35% growth).

Denver, CO-based ILLEGAL PETE’S (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This family/casual Mexican restaurant and bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 80. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Locations are in AZ and CO. We last wrote about this on 4/17/18 (11% growth).

April 2, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Boston, MA-based DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth) and entered into CA. This upscale steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are CA, GA, MA, NY and PA.

Orlando, FL-based RIOS RESTAURANT GROUP has increased by 1 unit for the Agave Azul concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates La Fiesta (2) and Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% growth). These family/casual Mexican concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Wichita, KS-based TACO TICO WICHITA (founded 1962) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Drive-thru service is available. Units are franchised and trade in IA, KS, KY and TX.

Kansas-based JOHNNY’S TAVERN (founded 1953) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth) This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 125. Catering service is available. Locations trade in KS and MO.

Alabama-based CM FOODSERVICE (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit for Joel’s Southern Cooking, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Original Golden Rule Bbq (1). Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, serving American and BBQ cuisines. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Per person price range is $6-$15+. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in AL. Franchise opportunities are available.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Arkansas-based TACOS 4 LIFE (founded 2014) has increased by 7 units, from 9 to 16 (78% growth). This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 90. Catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AR, NC, TN and TX.

Texas-based FADI’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 7 to 9 (29% growth). This fast casual Mediterranean restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 200. Catering, private party and drive-thru services are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Louisville, KY-based BOOMBOZZ CRAFTPIZZA TAPHOUSE (founded 1998) has increased by 2 units for the Boombozz concept, from 10 to 12 (20% concept growth). The company also operates Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen (1) and Waylon’s Feed And Firewater (1). Overall company increase was from 12 to 14 (17% company growth). The restaurants are mostly fast casual, serving pizza and American cuisines. Per person price range is $4-$12+, serving beer and wine. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delivery is available. Trading areas are IN, KY and TN.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Tampa, FL-based BUDDY BREW COFFEE (founded 2010) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Online ordering is available. All the stores trade in FL. We featured this concept on 11/1/17 (25% growth).

March 26, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Oakland, Ca-based BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE (founded 2015) has increased by 34 units, from 33 to 67 (103% growth). These quick serve coffee/tea restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Trading areas are CA and NY.

Ankeny, IA-based CASEY’S CARRY-OUT PIZZA (founded 1968) has increased 324 units, from 1749 to 2073 (19% growth). These quick serve pizza shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Trading areas are AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NE, OK, SD and WI.

Orlando-FL based HARD ROCK CAFE (founded 1971) has increased by 21 units, from 166 to 187 (13% growth). These family/casual American style restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 400. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NJ, NV, NY, OH, ON, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA and 65 countries worldwide.

Farmers Branch, TX-based MR. JIM’S PIZZA (founded 1975) has increased by 4 units, from 44 to 48 (9% growth). These quick service pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Catering and delivery options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in LA, NC, NV, TX and WY.

San Antonio, TX-based PIZZA PATRON (founded 1986) has increased by 8 units, from 91 to 99 (9% growth). These quick serve pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Catering and drive-thru are available. Units are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, IL and TX.

Dallas, TX-based TEXAS DE BRAZIL CHURRASCARIA (founded 1998) has increased by 6 units, from 50 to 56 (12% growth). These upscale Brazilian steakhouses are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200 and full bar service is available. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AL, CO, DC, FL, IL, LA, MI, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT and VA.

Irvine, CA-based GALARDI GROUP (founded 1961) has increased 8 units for Wienerschnitzel, from 318 to 326 (3% growth) and 1 unit for Tastee Freez, from 22 to 23 (5% growth) for an overall company increase from 340 to 349 (3% growth). These quick serve restaurants serve hot dogs and ice cream and are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Drive-thru service is available. Stores are franchised and trade in AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, LA, MD, MN, NC, ND, NV, TX, UT, VA, VT and WA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Andover, MA-based BURTON’S GRILL (founded 2005) has increased by 3 units for the Burton’s Grill concept, from 12 to 15 (25% concept growth) and by 3 units for the Red Heat Tavern, from 2 to 5 (150% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 14 to 20 (43% company growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving American cuisine. Full bar service is available and average unit has seating for about 200. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are CT, FL, MA, MD, NC, NH, SC and VA.

New York, NY-based SA HOSPITALITY GROUP (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit for the Felice concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and by 1 unit for Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Sant Ambroeus (5), Casa Lever (1), Bar Felice (1) and Café Bars (2). Overall company increase was from 14 to 16 (14% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Italian cuisine. Full bar is available and average seating is for about 60. Catering, banquet and delivery services are available. Trading areas are FL and NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

West Hollywood, CA-based HAMBURGER MARY’S BAR & GRILLE (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (6% growth). This family/casual burger restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Most locations are franchised. Trading areas are CA, CO, FL, IL, MO, NV, TX and WI. We last featured this concept on 11/1/17 (8% growth).

March 19, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Ashland, NH-based THE COMMON MAN FAMILY OF RESTAURANTS (founded 1971) has added a new concept called The Barn on the Pemi (1). Other company concepts are Airport Diner (1), Camp (1), Common Man (6), Common Man Roadside | Hi-way Diner @ Hookset (2), Flying Monkey Dining (1), Foster’s Boiler Room (1), Italian Farmhouse (1), Lago (1), Lakehouse (1), Rise & Shine Café (1), The 104 Diner (1), The Common Man Inn (2), Tilt N Diner (1) and Town Docks (1). Overall company increase was from 21 to 22 (5% growth). These family/casual concepts serve American and Italian cuisines, open for lunch and dinner (breakfast available at select locations). The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150. Per person check average is $8-$20+. Catering and banquet services are available. All the locations are in NH.

Orlando, FL-based WALL STREET PLAZA has added a new concept called Sideshow (1). Other company concepts are Cantina (1), Hooch (1), Shine (1), The Hen House (1), The Monkey Bar (1) and Waitki (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $8-$20+, open for lunch and dinner. Locations have seating for about 125, with full bar service. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Beaumont, TX-based JASON’S DELI (founded 1976) has increased by 23 units, from 258 to 281 (9% growth). This fast casual deli/sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. About 40% of the stores are franchised. Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WI.

Anchorage, AK-based KALADI BROTHERS COFFEE (founded 1986) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth). This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 40. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are AK and WA.

San Francisco, CA-based LA BOULANGERIE DE SAN FRANCISCO (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). This fast casual French bakery/cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are in CA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Colorado-based SALSA BRAVA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL has increased by 4 units for the Urban Egg concept, from 3 to 7 (133% concept growth). The company also operates Salsa Brava (3) and Sonterra Grill (1). The concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner (Urban Egg open for breakfast too). Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and average seating for about 175. Catering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in CO.

Washington, DC-based PETE’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA has increased by 2 units, from 2 to 4 (100% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Seating is for about 50. Delivery is available. Trading areas are DC, MD and VA.

Greensboro, NC-based LIBBY HILL SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS (founded 1953) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). This family/casual seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants seat about 200 and offer banquet services. All the restaurants trade in NC.

Florida-based LINDBURGERS (founded 1985) has increased by 2 units, from 5 to 7 (40% growth). This family/casual burger restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Locations are franchised and trade in FL and NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Illinois-based ROOKIES ALL AMERICAN PUB & GRILL (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit for the Rookies concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth). Other concepts are Alexander’s Café (2) and Village Squire Restaurant (4). Overall company increase was from 10 to 11 (10% company growth). These restaurants are family/casual sports bars and American cuisine restaurants. Meal periods are lunch and dinner (Alexander’s open for breakfast and lunch only). Per person check average is $10-$30+ and seating is for about 150. Private party services are available. All the restaurants are in IL. We wrote about this company on 11/7/17 (11% company growth).

Atlanta, GA-based THE CASTELLUCCI HOSPITALITY GROUP has added a new concept called Recess (1). Other company concepts are Bar Mercado (1), Cooks And Soilders (1), Double Zero (1), Sugo Kitchen (1) and The Iberian Pig (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Mediterranean, Spanish and Italian cuisines. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in GA. We featured this company on 11/29/17 (25% growth).

March 12, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Dunwoody, GA-based DUNWOODY RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1996) has added a concept called The Black Swan (1). Other company concepts are Bat & Ball Pub (1), Dunwoody Tavern (1), Iron Horse Tavern (1), King George Tavern (1), O’Brian’s Tavern (1), Royal Oak Pub (1) and Ship & Anchor Pub (1). Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These family/casual Irish pub concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 150. All the restaurants trade in GA.

Denver, CO-based LIME AN AMERICAN CANTINA has added a new concept called Gozo (1). The company also operates 2 Lime Cantina units, for an overall company increase from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Mexican, Spanish and Italian cuisines. Locations serve full bar and have seating for about 150. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in CO.

Charlotte, NC-based BOJANGLES’ FAMOUS CHICKEN & BISCUITS (founded 1977) has increased by 35 units, from 722 to 757 (5% growth). This quick serve concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Drive-thru service is available. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV.

Seattle, WA-based EZELL’S FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). This quick serve fried chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in WA.

Atlanta, GA-based YASIN’S HOMESTYLE SEAFOOD (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $6-$15+. Average unit seats about 100 and catering service is available. All the restaurants trade in GA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Portland, OR-based STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS (founded 1999) has increased by 5 units, from 11 to 16 (45% growth) and entered into IL. This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 40. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are CA, IL, LA, NY, OR and WA.

Los Angeles, CA-based DRNK COFFEE + TEA & QWENCH JUICE BAR (founded 2013) has increased by 5 units, from 10 to 15 (50% growth). This fast casual concept serves coffee, smoothies, salads and sandwiches. Per person price range is $4-$12+ and seating is for about 30. Delivery is available. Stores are franchised and trade in CA and VA.

Brooklyn, NY-based HUNGRY GHOST COFFEE BAR & CAFE (founded 2012) has increased by 3 units, from 4 to 7 (75% growth). This fast casual bakery/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 30. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Houston, TX-based TEXADELPHIA (founded 1981) has increased by 2 units, from 13 to 15 (15% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All units are franchised and trade in OK and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Florida-based BREAKFAST STATION (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). This family/casual concept is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 70. All the locations are in FL. We featured this concept on 12/12/17 (30% growth).

Pasadena, CA-based DOG HAUS (founded 2010) has increased by 12 units, from 30 to 42 (40% growth) and entered into IL, KY, LA, MD, NY, TN and TX. This fast casual hot dog concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Catering and online ordering are available. Units are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, IL, KY, LA, MD, NV, NY, TN, TX and UT. We last featured this concept on 3/21/18 (43% growth).

March 5, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Mandeville, LA-based FAT TUESDAY (founded 1983) has increased by 3 units for the Fat Tuesday concept, from 25 to 28 (12% concept growth, entering into NC, NY and the Bahamas) and by 6 units for the New Orleans Original Daiquiris concept, from 36 to 42 (17% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 61 to 70 (15% company growth). This family/casual bar concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. Trading areas are AZ, FL, LA, MS, NC, NV, NY, PA, SC, Mexico and the Bahamas.

San Antonio, TX-based LUCIANO RISTORANTE PIZZERIA (founded 1971) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 250. Catering, delivery and private party services are available. Trading areas are in NC, OK and TX.

New York-based LEO’S PIZZERIA 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. The restaurants have full bar service and seating is for about 80. Delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Memphis, TN-based RIVER CITY MANAGEMENT GROUP (founded 1985) has added a new concept called Sleep Out Louies Oyster Bar (1). Other company concepts are Kings’ Palace Café | Absinthe Room | Tap Room (1), Mesquite Chophouse (4), Pig On Beale (1), Rum Boogie Café (1) Rum Boogie Cafe’s Blues Hall (1) and Spindini (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 10 (11% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve BBQ, American, steak and seafood. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating is for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All locations trade in TN.

New York, NY-based CAFE HABANA (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual Cuban concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 60. Catering and delivery services are available. Trading areas are CA and NY.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Annapolis, MD-based MONTE RESTAURANT DEVELOPMENT GROUP (founded 1997) has increased by 2 units for the Squisito Pizza & Pasta concept, from 8 to 10 (25% concept growth) and added a new concept called Tuscan Prime (1) for an overall company increase from 10 to 13 (30% growth). Their other company concepts include: Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen & Pizzeria 2go (1) and Meatballs Etc (1). These family/casual Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Catering and banquet services are also available. Franchising is available. All the restaurants trade in MD.

Kalamazoo, MI-based MILLENNIUM RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2000) has added new concepts: Cover Lakeside Bistro (1), 600 Kitchen & Bar (1), Kalamazoo (1), House (3) and Sprinkly Road (1) for an overall company increase from 7 to 14 (100% growth). The other company concepts are Central City Tap House (1), Centre Street Tap House (1), Fieldstone Grill (1), Idler Riverboat (1), Martell’s Tavern (1), The Wine Loft (1) and Union Cabaret & Grille (1). These upscale American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in MI.

Tucson, AZ-based VIVA BURRITO (founded 2006) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). These quick serve Mexican restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is served. Catering and delivery are available. Trading areas are AZ and CO.

West Palm Beach, FL-based ROCCO’S TACOS & TEQUILA BAR (founded 2007) has increased by 2 units, from 7 to 9 (29% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100. Trading areas are FL and NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

New York, NY-based ARTICHOKE BASILLE’S PIZZA (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth) and entered into CT. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average unit seats about 50. Online ordering and delivery options are available. Locations trade in CA, CT, FL and NY. We last featured this concept on 8/14/18 (33% growth).

February 26, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Fayetteville, AR-based LOAFIN JOE’S SANDWICH SHOP (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These fast casual sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50 and catering and delivery are available. All the locations are in AR. Franchising is available.

Pinecrest, FL-based MISS SAIGON BISTRO (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Vietnamese concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served. Seating is for about 70. Private party services are available. All locations are in FL.

Mill Valley, CA-based STEFANO’S SOLAR POWERED PIZZA (founded 2010) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the locations are in CA.

White Plains, NY-based LIVANOS RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1992) has added a new concept called Oceana Poke (1) for an overall company increase from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The other company concepts are Molyvos (1), Oceana (1), Ousia (1), Moderne Barn (1) and City Limits Diner (1). The restaurants are upscale, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a $15-$50+ per person check average. American, Greek and seafood cuisines are served. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. The restaurants are all located in NY. 

Dallas, TX-based LOMBARDI FAMILY CONCEPTS (founded 1979) has increased by 3 units for the Toulouse Cafe & Bar concept, from 1 to 4 (25% concept growth), 5 units for the Taverna concept, from 2 to 7 (250% concept growth) and added a new concept called Kai Lounge (1) for an overall company increase from 9 to 17 (88% growth). The other company concepts include: Bistro 31 (1), Kai Asian Bistro (1), Lombardi’s Romagna Mia (1) and Penne Pomodoro (3). These upscale restaurants serve Italian, Asian and French cuisines. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are NV and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Signal Hill, CA-based LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-QUE (founded 1999) has increased by 5 units, from 18 to 23 (28% growth). These family/casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 250. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA and NV.

Little Rock, AR-based WHOLE HOG CAFE (founded 2000) has increased by 3 units, from 13 to 16 (23% growth). These fast casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering and delivery are available. Trading areas are AR, MO, NJ and NM.

Lima, OH-based W.G. GRINDERS (founded 2003) has increased by 4 units, from 7 to 11 (57% growth). This fast casual sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Units are franchised and trade in MI and OH.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Tennessee-based JONATHAN’S GRILLE (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual restaurant serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with average seating for about 250. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in TN. We last featured this concept on 11/14/17 (20% growth).

February 19, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Lake City, FL-based ELLIANO’S COFFEE COMPANY (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth) and entered into AL. This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast and lunch hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Drive-thru service is available. Stores are franchised and trade in AL, FL and GA.

Utah-based 5 BUCK PIZZA (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are franchised and trade in UT.

Tampa, FL-based GREEN IGUANA BAR & GRILL (founded 1990) has added a new concept called The Local (1 unit). Other company concepts are Duke’s Retired Surfer Bar And Grill (1), Green Iguana (1), Hula Bay (1) and The Retreat (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual bar and grills, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with average seating for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

St Louis, MO-based ST LOUIS PIZZA AND WINGS (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Online ordering and delivery services are available. All the restaurants are franchised and trade in MO.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Michigan-based LUCKY’S STEAKHOUSE (founded 1998) has increased by 2 units for the Lucky’s Steakhouse concept, from 5 to 7 (40% concept growth). The company also operates Lucky’s Prime Time (1), Senor Lucky’s (1) and The Blindfish Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% company growth). These family/casual steakhouses are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 150. Banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in MI.

New York, NY-based VIN SUR VINGT (founded 2012) has increased by 2 units, from 5 to 7 (40% growth). These upscale French restaurants are open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served. Average unit has seating for about 70. Banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in NY.

Roanoke, VA-based MACADO’S (founded 1978) has increased by 2 units, from 19 to 21 (11% growth). This family/casual restaurant serves American cuisine and 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 and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are NC, TN, VA and WV.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Las Vegas, NV-based HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). This family/casual cajun seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer is sold and seating is for about 80. Trading areas are AZ, CA, DC, FL, NV, NY and VA. We last wrote about this concept on 8/29/17 (20% growth).

February 12, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Portsmouth, NH-based JOE’S NEW YORK PIZZA (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These quick serve take-out restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer is sold and seating is for about 20. Delivery is available. Locations are in NH.

Arlington, VA-based JOE’S PLACE PIZZA AND PASTA (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family/casual Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering and delivery options are available. All the locations are in VA.

Texas-based JOSE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 2004) has increased by 3 units, from 2 to 5 (150% growth). These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-20+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 100. Trading areas are located in TX.

Houston, TX-based ADAIR FAMILY RESTAURANTS (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit for the Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 8 to 9 (13% growth). The other company concept is called Los Tios (4). These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurant are in TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Harrisburg, PA-based AROOGA’S GRILLE HOUSE & SPORTS BAR (founded 2008) has increased by 2 units, from 18 to 20 (11% growth). These family/casual American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 300. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are located in CT, NY, PA and RI. Franchise opportunities are available.

Springfield, MO-based BIG WHISKEY’S (founded 2006) has increased by 7 units, from 5 to 12 (140% growth). These family/casual American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and franchising are available. All locations are in MO.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Louisville, KY-based PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA (founded 1985) has increased by 48 units, from 5199 to 5247 (1% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Delivery and online ordering are available. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NB, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PE, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY. We last wrote about this company on 5/15/18 (5% growth).

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