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February 7, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Toronto, ON-based THE BAGEL STOP (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth). These quick serve bakery/cafes are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20 and catering is available. Trading areas are BC and ON.

Los Angeles, CA-based MI LINDO NAYARIT (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family style Mexican 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 40. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Guelph, ON-based THE NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP (founded 1992) has added a new concept, Miijidaa Café + Bistro, for an overall company increase from 3 to 4 (33% growth). Other company concepts include: The Woolwich Arrow Pub (1) and Borealis Grille & Bar (2). These family style American 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 80. All the restaurants trade in ON.

Tacoma, WA-based RAM INTERNATIONAL (founded 1971) has increased by 2 units for the Ram Restaurant concept, from 21 to 23 (10% concept growth) and by 2 units for the Cb & Potts concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 29 to 33 (14% growth). The company also operates C. I. Shenanigan’s (1). These family style American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Restaurants have full bar and seating for about 300. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are CO, ID, IL, IN, OR and WA.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based MARCUS SAMUELSON GROUP has added 3 new concepts called Eatery Social Taqueria, Streetbird and Marcus’ Bermuda for an overall company increase from 7 to 10 (43% growth). Other company concepts include: American Table At Lincoln Center (1), American Table Brasserie (1), Ginny’s Supper Club (1), Kitchen Table (1), Marc Burger At Macy’s Chicago (1), Norda Bar & Grill (1) and Red Rooster (1). These upscale restaurants serve multiple cuisine types and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and seating is for about 100. Trading areas are IL and NY.

San Francisco, CA-based MIXT GREENS (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit for the Split Bread concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Mixt Greens concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 10 to 12 (20% company growth). These fast/casual sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 40. Catering is available. All locations are in CA.

New York, NY-based MYRIAD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1985) has added 2 new concepts, Nobu London and Daily Burger, for an overall company increase from 6 to 8 (33% growth). Other company concepts include: Porsche Grill (1), Batard (1), Nobu Fifty Seven (1), Nobu New York (1), Nobu Next Door (1) and Tribeca Grill (1). The restaurants are upscale, offering multiple types of cuisines. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 175. Catering service is available. The restaurants are all in NY.

Sacramento, CA-based ZOCALO (founded 2004) has increased by 2 units for the Zolcalo concept, from 1 to 3 (33% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 2 to 4 (100% company growth). The company also operates Ernesto’s (1). These upscale Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering is available. The restaurants are located in CA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Atlanta, GA-based METROTAINMENT CAFES (founded 1991) has added a new concept called Hudson FC Other company concepts include: Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits (1), Einstein’s (1), Guaco Joe’s (1), Hudson Grill (7), Joe’s On Jupiter (1), Metrotainment Bakery (1) and Sugar Shack (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 14 (8% growth). These family style American cuisine restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 250. Catering is also available. All the restaurants are in GA. We last featured this company on 9/1/15 (18% growth).

Roseville, CA-based THE BEACH HUT DELI has increased by 4 units, from 37 to 41 (11% growth) and entered into OR. These fast/casual sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 60. Catering is available. Locations are in CA, NV and OR. We featured this concept on 8/11/15 (3% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

February 1, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

San Jose, CA-based LEE’S SANDWICHES (founded 2001) has increased by 3 units, from 57 to 60 (5% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 30 and offer catering, online ordering and drive-thru services. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OK, OR and TX. Franchising is available.

Arizona-based FLO’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Chinese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 125. Catering is available. All the locations are in AZ.

Irvine, CA-based IN-N-OUT BURGERS (founded 1948) has increased by 23 units, from 301 to 324 (8% growth) and entered into OR. This quick serve burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 80 and offer catering and drive-thru options. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OR, TX and UT.

Beaumont, TX-based JASON’S DELI (founded 1976) has increased by 5 units, from 253 to 258 (2% growth) and entered into PA. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine, with average seating for around 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. The restaurants trade in 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. Franchise opportunities are available.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Indiana-based CHICAGO’S PIZZA (founded 1979) has increased by 2 units, from 13 to 15 (15% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for around 50. Delivery is available. Locations are franchised and trade in IN.

San Antonio, TX-based SEA ISLAND SHRIMP HOUSE (founded 1965) has increased by 1 unit for the Sea Island Shrimp House concept, from 6 to 7 (17% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Papouli’s Greek Grill concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth). The company also operates Tiago’s Cabo Grille (2). Overall company increase was from 12 to 14 (17% company growth). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet facilities are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Chicago, IL-based FOUR STAR RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2003) has added 2 new concepts called Tuco And Blondie and The Windsor. The company also operates Crosby’s Kitchen (1), D.O.C Wine Bar (2), Dunlay’s (2), Frasca (1), Remington’s (1) and Smoke Daddy’s (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving mostly American cuisine. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for dinner only. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 100. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are in IL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Southlake, TX-based DEL FRISCO’S RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1981) has increased by 4 units for the Del Frisco’s Grille concept, from 19 to 23 (21% concept growth). The company also operates Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (12) and Sullivan’s Steakhouse (18). These upscale steakhouse concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. All the restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and private party facilities are available. Trading areas are AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, NC, NE, NV, NY, PA, TX and WA. We last featured this company on 7/21/15 (14% growth).

Dallas, TX-based BOSTON’S THE GOURMET PIZZA (founded 1964) has increased by 11 units, from 401 to 412 (3% growth). This is a family/casual pizzeria/sports bar concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 250. Private party facilities are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, MB, MD, MI, MN, MT, NB, NL, NS, NT, OH, ON, PA, PE, PQ, SD, SK, TX, UT, VA, WA, YT and Mexico. We wrote about this concept on 12/1/15 (2% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

January 24, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Kansas city, MO-based PLANET SUB (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units, from 34 to 37 (9% growth). These quick serve sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 70 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, IA, KS, MO, OH, OK, SD and TX. Locations are franchised.

Salt Lake City, UT-based RANCHERITO’S MEXICAN FOOD (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). These quick serve Mexican restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 80. All the locations are in UT.

Alpharetta, GA-based RAY’S NEW YORK PIZZA (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These family style Italian & pizza 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 80. Catering and delivery are available. All the restaurants are in GA.

Cicero, IL-based STEAK N EGGER (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This quick serve concepts serves American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+. Seating is for about 40 and catering is available. All the locations are in IL.

Potomac, MD-based POTOMAC PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased 1 unit for their Potomac Pizza concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). The company also operates Potomac Village Deli (1). These fast casual Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Locations are in MD.

Pittsburgh, PA-based DOUBLE WIDE GRILL has increased by 1 unit for the Double Wide Grill concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Beehive Coffee (1), Lava Lounge (1), Rowdy Buck (1) and Tiki Lounge (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving BBQ and American cuisines, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in PA.

Columbus, OH-based CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS (founded 1986) has increased by 64 units, from 523 to 587 (12% growth). These fast casual sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Most stores are located in mall food courts. Catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WV.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Charlotte, NC-based THE HICKORY TAVERN (founded 1997) has increased by 5 units for the Hickory Tavern concept, from 15 to 20 (33% concept growth) and by 2 units for Charbar No 7, from 3 to 5 (67% concept growth) and entered into TN. Overall company increase was from 18 to 25 (39% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 125. Catering is available. Trading areas are AL, NC, SC and TN.

Washington-based BRUCHI’S CHEESESTEAK & SUBS (founded 1990) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth) and entered into CA. These quick serve sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 60 and offer catering service. Locations are franchised and trade in CA and WA.

Eugene, OR-based CAFE YUMM (founded 1997) has increased by 4 units, from 15 to 19 (27% growth). This fast casual sandwich 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 90. Catering is available. All locations are franchised and trade in OR and WA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Tulsa, OK-based RIB CRIB (founded 1992) has increased by 2 units, from 59 to 61 (3% growth). These family casual BBQ 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 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are AR, FL, IA, KS, MO, NM, OK and TX. About half the units are franchised. We last featured this concept on 9/8/15 (13% growth).

Las Vegas, NV-based CAPRIOTTI’S SANDWICH SHOP (founded 1976) has increased by 17 units, from 88 to 105 (19% growth). This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 30 and offer catering and online ordering options. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, MA, MD, MI, NE, NV, PA, UT, VA, WA and WI. We last wrote about this concept on 2/9/16 (4% growth).

The Colony, TX-based PIE FIVE PIZZA CO (founded 2011) has increased by 3 units, from 105 to 108 (3% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 100. Catering is available. All units are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, OK, TN, TX and VA. Pie Five is a subsidiary of Rave Restaurant Group. We last featured this concept on 3/8/16 (139% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

January 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).

Omaha, NE-based PEPPERJAX GRILL (founded 2002) has increased by 9 units, from 31 to 40 (29% growth). These fast casual sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer service is sold and seating is for about 100. Trading areas are IA, KS, MN, MO, NE and SD.

Stafford, TX-based PEPPERONI’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30 and catering is available. All stores are located in TX.

Tampa, FL-based MR. EMPANADA (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). These quick serve South American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 30 and catering is available. Units are franchised and trade in FL.

Diamond Bar, CA-based ONO HAWAIIAN BBQ has increased by 10 units, from 54 to 64 (19% growth). These quick serve Hawaiian restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50 and catering is available. Trading areas are AZ and CA.

India Shores, FL-based ORIGINAL PIZZA & RESTAURANT (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These family style pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are offered and seating is for about 60. Catering and delivery are available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

Grants Pass, OR-based DUTCH BROS COFFEE (founded 1992) has increased by 10 units, from 255 to 265 (4% growth). This fast casual coffee concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have limited seating and offer drive-thru service. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR and WA.

Orlando, FL-based LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 482 to 483 (1% growth). This family/casual steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Units seat about 250 and offer full bar service. Trading areas are AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI and WV. Longhorn Steakhouse is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

Atlanta, GA-based PAPI’S CUBAN & CARIBBEAN GRILL (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine and seating about 60. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in GA.

Stanwood, WA-based ALFY’S PIZZA (founded 1973) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Locations serve beer and wine and offer seating for around 150. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are in WA.

New York, NY-based CHARLIE PALMER GROUP (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit with the addition of a new concept called St Cloud. Other company concepts are Aureole + Liberty Room (2), Briscola (1), Burritt Room + Tavern At The Mystic (1), Charlie Palmer @ The Knick (1), Charlie Palmer Steak (4), Crimson & Rye (1), Dry Creek Kitchen & Spirit Bar (1), Harvest Table (1), Jake’s @ The Knick (1) and Upper Story (1). Overall company increase was from 14 to 15 (7% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving multiple cuisine types. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check aveage. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for around 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are CA, DC, NV and NY.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Chicago, IL-based FEAST has increased by 3 units for the Goddess and Grocer concept, from 4 to 7 (75% concept growth). The company also operates the 1-unit concept called Feast. Overall company increase was from 5 to 8 (60% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serve American cuisine. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party facilities are available. All the restaurants are in IL.

Langley, BC-based JUICE ZONE (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, for the Go-Grill concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth), 1 unit for the Pure Health concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Yo-Good concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 13 to 16 (23% company growth), entering into NY and NJ. The company also operates Juice Zone (3). These quick serve juice/smoothie restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30 and catering is available. Trading areas are BC, CT, FL, NJ, NY, PE, SK and WA. Locations are franchised.

Costa Mesa, CA-based KING’S SEAFOOD CO (founded 1945) has increased by 2 units for the Water Grill concept, from 3 to 5 (67% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 18 to 20 (11% growth). Other company concepts include: 55 East American Steakhouse (1), Fish Camp (1), King’s Fish House (11), Lou & Mickey’s (1) and Pier Burger (1). These upscale restaurants serve mostly seafood and American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service. Seating is for about 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA and NV.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Annapolis, MD-based LEDO PIZZA (founded 1955) has increased by 2 units for the Ledo Pizza concept, from 98 to 100 (2% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Urban Bar-B-Que concept, from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth).  Overall company increase was from 107 to 110 (3% company growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Full bar service is available at select locations.  Average seating is for about 90.  Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in DC, FL, MD, SC, VA and WV.  We last featured this company on 7/14/15 (3% growth).

 

 

 

January 10, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Bakersfield, CA-based KELLY’S COFFEE & FUDGE FACTORY (founded 1983) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). These quick serve coffee shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 10. Locations are franchised and are in CA.

Montreal, PQ-based LA PREP (founded 2010) has increased by 5 units, from 52 to 57 (10% growth). These fast casual sandwich restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 80 and catering is available. Trading areas are AB, BC, FL, ON, PQ and SK.

San Mateo, CA-based STRAITS RESTAURANTS (founded 1987) has added a new concept called Roots & Rye (1 unit), for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% growth). Other company concepts are Sino Xino (1) and Straits Singapore Restaurant (3). The restaurants are upscale, serving Asian cuisine. Meal periods are 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. Trading areas are CA and TX.

Orlando, FL-based FLIPPERS PIZZERIA (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth). These family/casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 30. Catering, delivery, private party and online ordering services are all available. All the locations are in FL.

Cranford, NJ-based ROCKN’ JOE COFFEEHOUSE & BISTRO (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth) and entered into VA. The retaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for around 40. Locations are franchised and trade in NJ, PA and VA.

Dallas, TX-based 8.0 MANAGEMENT (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit for their Flying Fish concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth). Other company concepts include: Bird Cafe (1), Flying Saucer (16), Lark On The Park (1), Meddlesome Moth (1) and Rodeo Goat (2). Overall company increase was from 29 to 30 (3% growth). These family/style restaurants serve American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 200. Trading areas are AR, MO, NC, SC, TN and TX.

Myrtle Beach, SC-based DIVINE DINING GROUP DDG (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for their Nacho Hippo concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). Other company concepts include: Bubba’s Fish Shack (1), Divine Prime/Wine & Tapas Bar (1), Pawley’s Blue Crab Raw Bar (1), River City Cafe (7) and Ultimate California Pizza (5). Overall company increase was from 16 to 17 (6% growth).These family/style restaurants serve multiple cuisine types and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and average seating for about 125. The restaurants are all in SC.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Independence, MO-based LA FUENTE MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 2003) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). These family style 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. Locations are in MO.

Metairie, LA-based NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO (founded 1984) has increased by 2 units for the New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood concept, from 10 to 12 (20% concept growth), by 1 unit for the New Orleans Coffee & Beignet concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and also added a new concept called Legacy Kitchen (2 units). Overall company increase was from 12 to 17 (42% company growth). New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood & Legacy Kitchen restaurants are family/causal, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 80. New Orleans coffee is fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. Catering and drive-thru services are available. All the restaurants are in LA.

South Carolina-based EGGS UP GRILL (founded 1986) has increased by 6 units, from 12 to 18 (50% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast and lunch and specializing in breakfast foods. Seating is for about 90. Trading areas are GA and SC. About half the locations are franchised.

Clear Lake, IA-based CABIN COFFEE COMPANY (founded 2002) has increased by 4 units, from 11 to 15 (36% growth). These fast casual coffee shops are open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Trading areas are CO, GA, IA, MN and WI. About 50% of the locations are franchised.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Dallas, TX-based DICKEY’S BBQ PIT (founded 1941) has increased by 31 units, from 540 to 571 (6% growth). This fast casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Most locations serve beer and wine, full bar is available at select units. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY. We last wrote about this company on 3/22/16 (10% growth).

Sugar Land, TX-based BREWINGZ SPORTS BAR & GRILL (founded 2013) has increased by 1 unit for the Brewingz Sports Bar concept, from 22 to 23 (5% concept growth) and also added a new concept called Wingz On The Fly (3 units). Overall company increase was from 22 to 26 (18% comp growth). This family/casual sports bar concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering are offered. All the restaurants are in TX. We featured this concept on 6/7/16 (5% growth).

 

 

January 3, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Golden, CO-based HEIDI’S BROOKLYN DELI (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (6% growth). These fast casual deli restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, GA, MD, ME, NV and OH.

Wilmington, DE-based IRON HILL BREWERY & RESTAURANT (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). These family style American 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 225. Catering is available. Trading areas are DE, NJ and PA.

Carlsbad, CA-based ISLANDS RESTAURANTS (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 54 to 55 (2% growth). These family style burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. The restaurants are located in AZ, CA, HI and NV.

San Antonio, TX-based J ANTHONY’S SEAFOOD (founded 2004) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These family/casual seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 80. All locations are in TX.

New York, NY-based HUNDRED ACRES RESTAURANT BAR (founded 1999) has added a new concept called Rosie’s. Other company concepts include Cookshop (1), Hundred Acres Restaurant Bar (1) and Vic’s (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 4 (33% company growth). The concepts are upscale, offering multiple types of cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service seating for about 90. Catering and banquet options are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Calgary, AB-based JUGO JUICE (founded 1998) has increased by 5 units, from 134 to 139 (4% growth). These fast casual juice/smoothie shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. All the stores are franchised and trade in AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, NV, ON and PQ.

Largo, FL-based KER’S WINGHOUSE (founded 1994) has increased by 5 units, from 24 to 29 (21% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in chicken. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 300. Catering, private party and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are in FL.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Seattle, WA-based HEAVY RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2001) has added two new concepts called Meet the Moon and The Commons, for an overall company increase from 7 to 9 (29% growth). Other company concepts include: Barrio (1), Cast Iron Studios (1), Lot No. 3 (1) and Purple (4). The restaurant concepts are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American cuisine and offer full bar service. Seating is for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. The restaurants are located in WA.

Witchita, KS-based HOG WILD PIT BBQ (founded 2002) has increased by 5 units, from 11 to 16 (45% growth). These family/casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100 and catering is available. Trading areas are KS and NE.

Michigan-based LOGAN’S ALLEY (founded 2000) has added two new concepts called Little Lucy’s Cafe and Brighton Graye’s Bistro. Other company concepts are Derby Station (1), Graydon’s Crossing (1) and Logan’s Alley (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 5 (67% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 70. All the restaurants are located in MI.

Montreal, PQ-based EGGSPECTATION (founded 1993) has increased by 4 units, from 20 to 24 (20% growth) and entered into TX. The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in breakfast foods. Locations are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with full bar service and average seating for about 200. Private party services are available. Trading areas are MD, ON, PQ, TX and VA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Birmingham, AL-based JACK’S FAMILY RESTAURANTS (founded 1960) has increased by 7 units, from 133 to 140 (5% growth). These quick serve American restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Trading areas are AL, GA, MS, and TN. We last featured this concept on 9/1/15 (9% growth).

Grapevine, TX-based COTTON PATCH CAFE (founded 1989) has increased by 2 units, from 45 to 47 (4% growth). These family/style restaurants serve American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering is also available. Trading areas are NM, OK and TX. Franchising is available. We last wrote about this concept on 9/15/15 (7% growth).

 

 

 

December 20, 2016

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

New York, NY-based ACADEMIA BARILLA RESTAURANTS (founded 2004) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These fast casual Italian restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Catering and delivery services are offered. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Phoenix, AZ-based BARRO’S PIZZA (founded 1980) has increased by 2 units, from 35 to 37 (6% growth). These fast casual pizzerias 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. The restaurants are all in AZ.

New York, NY-based BEAN N BEAN ORGANIC COFFEE has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These quick serve coffee and tea shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 50. Locations are in NY.

Vancouver, BC-based CAFE CREPE (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). These family/style bakery/cafe restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 50. The restaurants are franchised and trade in BC, CA and ON.

Lima, OH-based EAST OF CHICAGO PIZZA (founded 1991) has increased by 8 units, from 74 to 82 (11% growth). These pizza buffet restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60. Online ordering and delivery options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in IN, MI, OH, SC and WV.

Queen Creek, AZ-based NATIVE GRILL & WINGS (founded 1979) has increased by 3 units, from 27 to 30 (11% growth). This family/casual concept serves American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are franchised and trade in AZ and TX.

Florida-based FIVE STAR PIZZA has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Delivery is available. All the locations are in FL.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Monroe, MI-based TIFFANY’S PIZZA (founded 1979) has increased by 3 units, from 2 to 5 (150% growth). These quick serve Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 30 and catering and delivery are available. Locations are all in MI.

Winter Park, FL-based 4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE (founded 2009) has increased by 5 units, from 9 to 14 (56% growth). These family/caual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. Catering is available. All the restaurants are in FL.

Jupiter, FL-based BURGER AND BEER JOINT (founded 2009) has increased by 4 units, from 5 to 9 (80% growth). These family/casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering and private party services are available. All locations are in FL. Franchising is available.

Orlando, FL-based KEKE’S BREAKFAST CAFE (founded 2006) has increased by 6 units, from 18 to 24 (33% growth). This family/casual concept is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100. The restaurants are franchised and trade in FL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Athens, GA-based BARBERITOS (founded 200) has increased by 4 units, from 43 to 47 (9% growth). These fast casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 90. Catering is also available. Trading areas are FL, GA, NC, SC and TN. We last featured this concept on 9/1/15 (13% growth).

North Vancouver, BC based BEAN AROUND THE WORLD COFFEES AND COWBOY COFFEE (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 26 to 27 (4% growth). These quick serve coffee and tea restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. All the stores are in BC. We wrote about this company on 8/25/15 (13% growth).

 

 

 

December 14, 2016

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

Lexington, KY-based MAD MUSHROOM PIZZA (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). These quick serve pizza restaurants are open for lunch dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are IN and KY.

Atlanta, GA-based MELLOW MUSHROOM (founded 1974) has increased by 10 units, from 185 to 195 (5% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Some locations serve beer and wine, others offer full bar service. Seating is for about 60. Catering is also available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, NE, OH, SC, TN, TX, UT, and VA.

Hayward, CA-based MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 13 units, from 167 to 180 (8% growth). This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine is served and seating is for about 50. Catering is also available. Locations are franchised and trade in CA, NV, OR and UT.

Denton, TX-based PALIO’S PIZZA CAFE has increased by 6 units, from 30 to 36 (20% growth). These quick serve Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer service is sold and seating is for about 50. All the restaurants are in TX.

Campbell, CA-based PIZZA MY HEART (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 23 to 24 (4% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $4-$12+, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 50. The restaurants are located in CA.

Mcclellan, CA-based MIKUNI JAPANESE RESTAURANT (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit for the Mikuni concept, from 6 to 7 (17% concept growth). Other company concepts include: Mikuni Kaizen (1) and Taro’s By Mikuni (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% company growth). These upscale Japanese restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Coralville, IA-based PANCHERO’S MEXICAN GRILL (founded 1992) has increased by 4 units, from 68 to 72 (6% growth) and entered into CA and KY. These fast casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NJ, PA, SD and WI.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Homewood, AL-based MILO’S HAMBURGERS (founded 1946) has increased by 4 units, from 14 to 18 (29% growth). These quick serve burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Locations are franchised and all are located in AL.

New York, NY-based ULYSSES A FOLK HOUSE has added a new concept called Le District (3 units). Other company concepts are Adrienne’s Pizza Bar (1), Bathtub Gin (1), Baynard’s Ale House (2), Harry’s Cafe & Steak (1), Harry’s Italian (3), Nick’s Pizza Bar (1), Piera Harbor House (1), Swift Hibernian Lounge (1), The Dead Rabbit (1), The Growler (1) and Wine & Whiskey (1). Overall company increase was from 15 to 18 (20% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The concepts offer full bar service and average seating for about 125. Cuisines are Italian, American and bar foods. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Pasadena, CA-based DOG HAUS (founded 2010) has increased by 8 units, from 13 to 21 (62% growth) and entered into AZ and UT. This fast casual hot dog concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine and average seating is for about 80. Online ordering is available. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, NV and UT.

 

 

Repeat Growers

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

OH-based MASSEY’S PIZZA (founded 1949) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 70. Catering is also available. Trading areas are OH and SC. About 50% of the stores are franchised. We last featured this concept on 6/9/15 (9% growth).

Bettendorf, IA-based HAPPY JOE’S PIZZA & ICE CREAM PARLOR (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 53 to 54 (2% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The family/casual units have seating for about 100 and serve beer and wine. Some locations are take-out/delivery only. Catering, online ordering, drive-thru and private party services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AZ, IA, IL, MN, MO, ND and WI. We featured this company on 7/21/15 (2% growth).

 

 

 

December 6, 2016

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Mill Creek, WA-based BLAZING ONION BURGER COMPANY (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These fast casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 90. All locations are in WA.

Chico, CA-based BURGER HUT (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These quick serve burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine service are served and catering is available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Vancouver, BC-based DANIEL GROUP (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit for their Tap & Barrel concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% growth). Other company concepts include: Burrard Bridge Marine Bar & Grill (1) and The Mill Marine Bistro & Bar (1). The concepts are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in BC.

Beachwood, OH-based HYDE PARK RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1988) has added a new concept called Stack City Burger BAr (1 unit). Other company concepts are Black Point (1), Eleven (1), Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (11), Jekyll’s Kitchen (1) and Ml Tavern (1). Overall company increase was from 15 to 16 (7% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving steak and seafood. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are FL, MI and OH.

California-based SKIPOLINI’S PIZZA (founded 1974) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth) and entered into NV. This family/casual Italian and pizza concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat about 125. Catering and delivery services are available. Trading areas are CA and NV.

Orlando, FL-based CAPITAL GRILLE (founded 1990) has increased by 2 units, from 54 to 56 (4% growth). This upscale steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for around 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI. Capital Grille is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Landsowne, VA-based BGR THE BURGER JOINT (founded 2014) has increased by 2 units, from 20 to 22 (10% growth). These family/casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering is also available. Locations are franchised and trade in CT, DC, FL, GA, MD, NY, SC, TN, VA.

Tampa, FL-based BURGER 21 (founded 2010) has increased by 10 units, from 17 to 27 (59% growth) and entered into AR, IL, MI and PA. These fast casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 80. The restaurants are franchised and located in AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Kennesaw, GA-based CHEESEBURGER BOBBY’S (founded 2007) has increased by 3 units, from 10 to 13 (30% growth). This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. The restaurants are all located in GA.

Countryside, IL-based COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT (founded 2005) has increased by 5 units, from 19 to 24 (26% growth) and entered into MD. The restaurants are upscale, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 300. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are FL, IL, IN, MD, MO, OH, VA and WI.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Sunnyvale, CA-based DISH N DASH RESTAURANT (founded 2001) has increase 1 unit for their Dish N Dash concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Dishdash (2 units). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Middle Eastern cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is served and seating is for about 60. Catering is available. All the restaurants are in CA. We featured this concept on 6/23/15 (33% growth).

Columbus, OH-based CAMERON MITCHELL RESTAURANTS (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the Ocean Prime concept, from 12 to 13 (8% concept growth) and by 4 units for the Rusty Bucket concept, from 20 to 24 (20% concept growth) and entered into NC. The company also added a new concept called The Avenue Steak Tavern (1 unit). Other company concepts are Cameron’s American Bistro (1), Cap City Fine Diner (2), Darby House (1), Hudson 29 Kitchen & Drink (1), M (1), Marcella’s Ristorante (2), Martini Modern Italian (1), Mitchell’s Ocean Club (1), Molly Woo’s (1), The Barn At Rocky Fork Creek (1), The Guild House (1), The Ivory Room (1) and The Pearl (1). Overall company increase was from 47 to 53 (13% growth). The restaurant concepts are mostly upscale, serving multiple types of cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for lunch and dinner. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for aboutu 250. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, IN, MA, MI, NC, NY, OH, PA and TX. We last featured this company on 11/17/15 (26% growth).

 

 

 

 

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