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January 16, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based DALLAS BBQ has increased by 1 unit for the Dallas BBQ concept, from 10 to 11 (10% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 12 to 13 (8% company growth). Their other company concept is called Tony’s Di Napoli (2). These family/casual BBQ 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 200. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Fort Worth, TX-based TACO CASA TEXAS has increased by 4 units, from 74 to 78 (5% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and offer drive-thru service. All stores are franchised and trade in OK and TX.

Savannah, GA-based LADY & SONS RESTAURANT (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for the Paula Deen’s Kitchen concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and entered into SC. The company also operates Lady & Sons (1). Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are GA, SC and TN.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Berwyn, IL-based BUONA RESTAURANTS (founded 1980) has increased by 2 units for the Buona Beef concept, from 17 to 19 (12% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 18 to 20 (11% company growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Brett Favre’s Steakhouse. These fast casual Italian sandwich 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, delivery, online ordering and private party services are all available. Trading areas are IL and WI.

Hilton Head, SC-based SERG RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1984) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth), with the addition of 2 new concepts called Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant and Marleys Shrimp & Burger Shack. Other company concepts are Black Marlin Bayside Grille (1), Frankie Bones (1), Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta (2), Marley’s Island Grille (1), One Hot Mama’s (1), Poseidon (1), Skull Creek Boathouse (1), The Lodge (1) and Wise Guys (1). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve Italian, pizza, seafood, BBQ and steak, with full bar service and average seating for about 70. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. The restaurants trade in NC and SC.

Florida-based DONNA’S CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT (founded 1995) has increased by 3 units, from 6 to 9 (50% growth). Per person check average is $6-$15+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beer and wine are served. The average restaurant seats about 50. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Birmingham, AL-based FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE (founded 1981) has increased by 3 units, from 11 to 14 (27% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer is sold and seating is for about 70. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in AL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Athens, GA-based ZAXBY’S (founded 1990) has increased by 4 units, from 797 to 801 (1% growth). These fast casual chicken restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT and VA. We last featured this concept on 9/6/16 (13% growth).

Prairie Du Sac, WI-based CULVER’S FROZEN CUSTARD & BUTTERBURGERS (founded 1984) has increased by 56 units, from 586 to 642 (10% growth). These fast casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90. Stores are franchised and are located in AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, OH, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WI and WI. We last featured this concept on 11/2/16 (5% growth).

Mississauga, ON-based NANDO’S CANADA (founded 1994) has increased by 2 units, from 44 to 46 (5% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Units seat about 60 and offer catering service. Trading areas are AB, BC and ON. We last wrote about this company on 7/12/16 (7% growth).

 

January 9, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Spokane, WA-based TWIGS BISTRO & MARTINI BAR (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). These upscale European 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 80. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are ID, OR, UT and WA.

Colorado-based SANTIAGO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 27 to 28 (4% growth). This quick serve Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 70. All the restaurants trade in CO.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Brooklyn, NY-based JUNIOR’S RESTAURANT (founded 1950) has increased by 2 units, from 3 to 5 (67% growth) and entered into FL. This quick serve bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 125 and catering is available. Trading areas are CT, FL and NY.

Atlanta, GA-based TWISTED TACO (founded 2002) has increased by 6 units, from 11 to 17 (55% growth) and entered into KY, NY, PA and SC. These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seat about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are GA, KY, NY, OK, PA, SC and TN.

Atlanta, GA-based YOGLI MOGLI (founded 2009) has increased by 13 units for the Kale Me Crazy concept, from 2 to 15 (650% concept growth) and entered into AL, CO, MS and NC. Their other company concept is Yogli Mogli (14). Overall company increase was from 16 to 29 (81% company growth). These fast casual yogurt and salad concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 40 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, CO, GA, MS and NC.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Virginia Beach, VA-based YNOT ITALIAN (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family/casual 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 is available. All the locations are in VA. We last featured this concept on 10/4/16 (20% growth).

Plano, TX-based MOOYAH BURGERS & FRIES (founded 2007) has increased by 5 units for the Mooyah Burgers concept, from 89 to 94 (6% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Ojos Locos Sports Cantina concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth). The company has added a new concept called Pie Tap Pizza (2) and entered into MA and PA. Overall company increase was from 97 to 105 (8% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 60. Ojos Locos is a family/casual sports bar concept, with seating for about 250. Catering, private party and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are AL, AR, BC, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, LA, MA, MB, MT, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, Mexico and the Middle East. About half the restaurants are franchised. We last featured this company on 8/30/16 (18% growth).

 

January 4, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Atlanta, GA-based BUCKHEAD LIFE RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit for the Lobster Bar Sea Grille, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates 103 West (1), Atlanta Fish Market (1), Bistro Niko (1), Buckhead Diner (1), Chops Lobster Bar (2), City Fish Market (1), Corner Café (1), Kyma (1) and Pricci (1). Overall company increase was from 11 to 12 (9% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving steak, seafood and American cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 250. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Banquet services are available. Trading areas are FL and GA.

 Albany, NY-based INFERNO PIZZERIA (founded 1968) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% 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 60. Catering, delivery and private party services are available. All the restaurants are in NY.

Chicago, IL-based HARRY CARAY’S RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit for Seventh Inning Stretch, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). Other company concepts are Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse (3), Harry Carey’s Midway (1), Harry Carey’s Tavern (1) and Holy Mackerel (1). Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The concepts are mostly upscale, serving steak and seafood. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 225. Catering and banquet options are available. All the restaurants are in IL.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Fairfax, VA-based PRIME TIME SPORTS BAR AND GRILLE (founded 1995) has added 2 new concepts called Barley Mac and The Goat. Other company concepts are A-town Bar & Grill (1), Bronx Pizza And Subs (1), Don Taco (1), Don Tito (1) and Prime Time Sports Bar And Grille (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Cuisines are American, pizza, Mexican and sandwiches. Average unit has seating for about 125. All the restaurants are located in VA.

Florida-based MY CEVICHE (founded 2012) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). This fast casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person price range. Units seat about 50, serving beer and wine. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Dallas, TX-based FIREBIRD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1918) has increased by 2 units for the Snuffers Restaurant and Bar concept, from 10 to 12 (20% concept growth), 2 units for Mesomaya, from 3 to 5 (67% concept growth) and added a new concept called Tortaco (2 units). Other company concepts are called El Fenix (22), Taqueria La Ventana (4) and Village Burger Bar (4). The restaurants are family/casual, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, serving Mexican and American cuisines. Catering, banquet and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are OK and TX. We last featured this concept on 9/13/16 (25% growth).

St Louis, MO-based LION’S CHOICE (founded 1967) has increased by 1 unit, from 24 to 25 (4% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 70 and have drive-thru service. About half of locations are franchised. All the restaurants trade in MO. We last featured this concept on 10/11/16 (4% growth).

Santa Ana, CA-based NEKTER JUICE BAR (founded 2010) has increased by 10 units, from 61 to 71 (16% growth) and entered into NC. This fast casual juice/smoothie concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40 and online ordering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, NC, NV, TX and UT. We wrote about this company on 9/6/16 (22% growth).

Sacramento, CA-based EL FORASTERO MEXICAN FOOD (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This fast casual concept 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 70. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in CA. We last featured this concept on 8/2/16 (20% growth).

 

December 19, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Midvale, UT-based THE PIE PIZZERIA (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer is served and seating is for about 150. All the restaurants are in UT.

Dewey Beach, DE based THE RUSTY RUDDER (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit for the Jimmy’s Grille concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The other company concepts are Bottle & Cork (1) Ivy (1), Northbeach (1) and The Rusty Rudder (1). These family/casual restaurants American cuisine and seafood and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 200. All the restaurants are located in DE.

Burlington, NC-based LA FIESTA RESTAURANTE MEXICANO (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 100. All the restaurants trade in NC.

Quebec City, QC-based RESTAURANTS PACINI (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 30 to 31 (3% growth). These upscale Italian restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 200. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AB and QC.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Chicago, IL-based BOTTLENECK MANAGEMENT (founded 2001) has increased by 5 units for their City Works concept, from 1 to 6 (500% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 11 to 16 (45% growth). The other company concepts include Trace (1), The Crown (1), The Boundary Tavern & Grille (1), Sweetwater Tavern & Grille (1), South Branch Tavern Grille (1), Old Town Pour House (4) and Howells & Hood (1). These family/casual bar and grills are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 300. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are IL, MD and MN.

Chicago, IL-based LALO’S (founded 1971) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve full bar and have seating for about 100. Catering, delivery and private party services are available. All locations are in IL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Norfolk, VA-based THE SKINNY DIP FROZEN YOGURT BAR (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). These quick serve yogurt shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Trading areas are FL and VA. We last featured this concept on 8/9/16 (13% growth).

Maitland, FL-based TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO COMPANY (founded 1995) has increased by 9 units, from 121 to 130 (7% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 80. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are FL, GA, IN, NC, SC and VA. We last featured this concept on 7/26/16 (5% growth).

Athens, GA-based YOUR PIE (founded 2008) has increased by 10 units, from 35 to 45 (29% 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 60. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, MD, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA. We wrote about this company on 7/12/16 (35% growth).

 

December 12, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Metairie, LA-based AL COPELAND INVESTMENTS (founded 1983) has added new concepts called Copeland’s MKT (1) and Batch 13 (1) for an overall company increase from 13 to 15 (15% growth). Their other company concepts include: Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro (3), Copeland’s Gourmet Kitchen (1) and Copeland’s Of New Orleans (9). These family/casual restaurants serve mostly Cajun/Creole cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 300. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AR, CA, FL, GA, LA and TX.

Brighton, MA-based THE BRIAR GROUP (founded 1972) has added 2 new concepts called Glass House (1) and K2 (1) for an overall company increase from 12 to 14 (17% growth). The other company concepts include: Anthem Kitchen & Bar (1), Brew Café (1), City Bar (2) City Table (1), Gather (1), Green Briar (1), Mj O’connor’s (2) Ned Devine’s (1), Solas (1) and The Harp (1). The restaurant concepts are upscale, serving bar and grill fare. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. Catering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are in MA.

Houston, TX-based CORDUA RESTAURANTS (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit for the Churrascos concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth). Their other company concepts include: Amazon Grill (1), Americas (1) and Artista (1). These upscale South American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is availabe and seating is for about 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI-based DA EDOARDO’S (founded1951) has added a new concept called La Lanterna (1) for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). The other company concepts are Café Nini (1) Grosse Pointe (1), Grand Blanc (1) and Foxtown Grille (1). These upscale Italian restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar is available and seating is for about 125. Catering is and banquet services are available. All the retaurants are located in MI.

Houston, TX-based HOUSE OF PIES RESTAURANT (founded 1968) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family/casual bakery/cafes are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 100. Franchising is available. All the restaurants trade in TX.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Portland, OR-based BLUE STAR DONUTS has increased by 2 units for the Blue Star Donuts concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth), by 1 unit for the Boxer Ramer concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and added a 2-unit concept called Heart Pizza. Overall company increase was from 9 to 14 (56% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served at select locations. Average seating is for about 50. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA and OR.

Florida-based BREAKFAST STATION (founded 1995) has increased by 3 units, from 10 to 13 (30% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, specilizing in breakfast foods. Per person check average is $4-$12+, with average seating for about 70. All the restaurants are located in FL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Miramar Beach, FL-based ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE (founded 1996) has increased by 10 units, from 56 to 66 (18% growth). This family/casual breakfast concept is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar is served and seating is for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, CA, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN and TX. We last featured this company on 7/19/16 (10% growth).

Tucson, AZ-based BAGGIN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the stores are located in AZ. We wrote about this concept on 8/9/16 (11% growth).

 

 

December 5, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Bronx, NY-based GOLDEN KRUST CARIBBEAN BAKERY & GRILL (founded 1989) has increased by 14 units, from 112 to 126 (13% growth) and entered into CT. This quick serve Caribbean concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 60. All locations are franchised and trade in CT, FL, GA, MA, MD, NC, NJ and NY.

Atlanta, GA-based HUDDLE HOUSE (founded 1964) has increased by 30 units, from 370 to 400 (8% growth). These family/casual American restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV.

Winter Park, FL-based RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE (NASDAQ:RUTH; founded 1965) has increased by 5 units, from 145 to 150 (3% growth). 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 250. Banquet service is available. Between 50% and 60% of the restaurants are franchised. Trading areas are AB, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, ON, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.

Alpharetta, GA-based TACO MAC (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit, from 29 to 30 (3% growth). These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and seating is for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are GA, NC and TN.

Fort Lauderdale, FL-based SHULA’S (founded 1989) has added a new concept called 347 Shula’s Steakbar (2 units) for an overall company increase from 28 to 30 (7% company growth). Their other company concepts include: Shula Burger (5), Shula’s 347 (8), Shula’s Bar & Grill (3), Shula’s Steak & Sports (2) and Shula’s Steakhouse (10). These upscale steakhouse restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Shula’s Bar & Grill is family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. All the restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AL, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, NY, RI, TX, UT and VA.

Dallas, TX-based FRONT BURNER RESTAURANTS (founded 2005) has increased by 6 units for the Twin Peaks Restaurant concept, from 77 to 83 (8% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Ojos Locos Sports Cantina concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth) and entered into WA for an overall company increase from 87 to 94 (8% growth). The other company concepts are: Ranch At Las Colinas (1) and Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar (1). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average, serving American cuisine. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 225. Trading areas are located in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, OK, SC, TN, TX and WA.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Greenville, SC-based TABLE 301 (founded 1997) has added 2 new concepts called Soby’s On The Side (1) and Jianna (1) for an overall company increase from 6 to 8 (33% growth). Their other company concepts include: The Lazy Goat (1), Southern Pressed Juicery (1), Soby’s/Loft (1), Passerelle Bistro (1), Papi’s Tacos (1) and Nose Dive (1). The restaurants are a mixture of upscale and fast casual concepts, serving multiple cuisine types. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Most locations have full bar service and seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in SC.

Fort Lauderdale, FL-based THE RESTAURANT PEOPLE (founded 1996) has added new concepts Spatch (1), Centrale (1) and Township (1) for an overall company increase from 7 to 9 (29% growth). Their other company concepts include: Boatyard (1), O Lounge (1) Sun, Surf And Sand (1) Tarpon Bend (1), Vibe Las Olas (1) and Yolo (1). These family/casual seafood 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 200. Catering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Austin, TX-based ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA (founded 1997) has increased by 6 units, from 32 to 38 (19% growth). These family/casual theater restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American cuisine and seat about 200. Private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, MI, MO, NE, NY, TX and VA. We last featured this concept on 7/19/16 (60% growth).

Hartford, CT-based MAX RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1991) has added a new concept called Savoy Pizzaria (1) for an overall company increase from 10 to 11 (10% growth). The other company concepts are: Max A Mia (1), Max Amore (1), Max Burger (2), Max Downtown (1), Max Fish (1), Max’s Oyster Bar (1), Max’s Tavern (1), Max’s Tavern (1) and Trumbull Kitchen (1). The concepts are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American, Italian and seafood. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 175. Catering is and banquet services are available. The restaurants are located in CT, FL and MA. We wrote about this company on 6/21/16 (10% growth).

Greenwood Village, CO-based RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS (NASDAQ:RRGB; founded 1969) has increased by 18 units, from 540 to 558 (3% growth). This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American cuisine, with a special focus on burgers. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 250. Catering is available. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, 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 company on 8/16/16 (2% growth).

Scottsdale, AZ-based KONA GRILL (NASDAQ:KONA; founded 1998) has increased by 6 units, from 39 to 45 (15% growth) and entered into AL, HI and TN. This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, serving American and Asian cuisines. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 275. Private party services are available. The restaurants trade in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IN, LA, MD and Puerto Rico. We featured this concept on 8/22/16 (30% growth).

 

November 29, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Georgia-based THE CASTELLUCCI HOSPITALITY GROUP has added a new concept called Bar Mercado. Other company concepts are Cooks And Soilders (1), Double Zero (1), Sugo Kitchen (1) and The Iberian Pig (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% growth). The restaurants are family/casual concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve Mediterranean, Italian and Spanish cuisines, with full bar service. Seating is for about 250 and catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in GA.

Chicago, IL-based BIG ONION TAVERN GROUP has added a new concept called Loft 644. Other concepts are 404 Wine Bar (1), Brunch (1), Derby (1), Diag Bar & Grill (1), Fatpour Tap Works (1), Hopsmith Tavern (1), The Irish Oak (1) and Woodie’s Flat (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% growth). These bar and grill concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Units seat about 200 and offer catering and banquet services. All the restaurants trade in IL.

West Palm Beach, FL-based BIG TIME RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the Louie Bossi’s concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). Other company concepts include Big City Tavern (1), City Cellar (1), City Oyster & Sushi Bar (1), Grease Burger Beer & Whiskey Bar (1) and Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar (7). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving American, seafood, sushi, pizza, Mexican and Italian cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for lunch and dinner. Units have full bar and average seating for about 200. Private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

Tallahassee, FL-based CANOPY ROAD CAFE has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast and lunch. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving American cuisine. Units seat about 100 and offer catering service. All the restaurants are located in FL.

Honolulu, HI-based L & L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE (founded 1976) has increased by 18 units, from 184 to 202 (10% growth) and entered into TN. This quick serve Hawaiian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and offer catering, online ordering and drive-thru options. All locations are franchised and trade in AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT and WA.

Pittsburgh, PA-based TAMARIND RESTAURANTS (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Indian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 70. Catering and banquet services are available. Delivery and online ordering service is available at one location. All the restaurants trade in PA.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Pittsburgh, PA-based RESTAURANT HOLDINGS LP (founded 1933) has increased by 1 unit for the Atria’s Tavern concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Juniper Grill, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Mike Ditka’s Restaurant (6). Overall company increase was from 16 to 18 (13% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American, Mediterannean, steak and seafood. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 150. Catering and banquet options are available. Trading areas are AZ, IL, PA and WV.

Washington, DC-based &PIZZA (founded 2012) has increased by 7 units, from 17 to 24 (41% growth) and entered into NY and PA. This fast casual pizzeria 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 60. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are DC, MD, NY, PA and VA.

Colorado-based SERIOUS TEXAS BAR-B-Q (founded 1999) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This fast casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer is served and seating is for about 70. Trading areas are CO and NM.

New York, NY-based WESTVILLE (founded 2003) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 60. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. All locations are in NY.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Lubbock, TX-based BAHAMA BUCK’S (founded 1990) has increased by 17 units, from 88 to 105 (19% growth) and entered into KY and TN. This quick serve shaved ice concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 20 and offer drive-thru service. All the shops are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, FL, KY, MO, NM, NV, OK, TN, TX and UT. We last featured this concept on 8/9/16 (44% growth).

Dallas, TX-based FOGO DE CHAO CHURRASCARIA (founded 1979) has increased by 6 units, from 43 to 49 (14% growth). This upscale Brazilian steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 200. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico. We last wrote about this concept on 7/19/16 (19% growth).

Waterbury, CT-based FRANKIE’S FAMILY RESTAURANTS (founded 1937) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% 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 80. All the restaurants are located in CT. Franchise opportunities are available. We featured this concept on 7/12/16 (40% growth).

Memphis, TN-based HUEY’S (founded 1970) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for around 200. Locations are in MS and TN. We featured this concept on 8/16/16 (14% growth).

 

November 14, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Canoga Park, CA-based AMECI PIZZA & PASTA (founded 1984) has increased by 3 units, from 34 to 37 (9% growth). This fast casual 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 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are offered. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Portage, MI-based BELLACINO’S PIZZA & GRINDERS (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit for the Bellacino’s concept, from 52 to 53 (2% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Bella Creamery. Overall company increase was from 53 to 54 (2% company growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 40 and offer drive-thru service. Locations are franchised and trade in FL, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA and WV.

Portland, OR-based STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). 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 seating is for about 40. Online ordering is available. The stores trade in CA, LA, NY, OR and WA.

Jacksonville, FL-based HARRY’S OF AMERICA LLC (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit for the Salt Life Seafood Shack concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). Other company concepts are Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille (5) and Mark’s Prime Steakhouse (2). Overall company increase was from 9 to 10 (11% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving steak and seafood. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for 150. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Texas-based BLACK WALNUT CAFE HUBBELL & HUDSON MANAGEMENT LLC has increased by 2 units for the Black Walnut Cafe concept, from 14 to 16 (14% concept growth). The company also operates a 3-unit concept called Hubbell & Hudson. Overall company increase was from 17 to 19 (12% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and seating for about 100. The locations are in GA and TX.

Tampa, FL-based FORD’S GARAGE (founded 2012) has increased by 3 units for the Ford’s Garage concept, from 4 to 7 (75% concept growth). The company also operates Yeoman’s Cask & Lion (1 unit). Overall company increase was from 5 to 8 (60% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner and serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Locations have full bar service and seating is for about 200. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Latham, NY-based MARRELLO MANAGEMENT GROUP (founded 2002) has increased by 2 units for the Bellini’s Counter concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth) and added a new concept called Jacob & Anthony’s Italian (1 unit). The company also operates Bellini’s Italian Eatery (3) and Jacob & Anthony’s American Grille (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 8 (60% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving Italian and American cuisines. Per person check average is $15-50+, with full bar service and average seating for about 150. Bellini’s Counter is a fast casual Italian and sandwich restaurant. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Tennessee-based JONATHAN’S GRILLE has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This family/casual American bar and grill concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 250. Catering service is available. All the restaurants are in TN. We wrote about this concept on 5/17/16 (25% growth).

New York, NY-based BIRCH COFFEE (founded 2009) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). 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 seating is for about 30. Catering and delivery options are available. All the shops are in NY. We wrote about this concept on 6/7/16 (167% growth).

Columbus, OH-based CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS (founded 1986) has increased by 13 units, from 587 to 600 (2% concept growth). The company also operates the 30-unit fast casual concept called Bibibop Asian Grill. This fast casual sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Catering is available. Most locations are located in mall food courts. All 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, WV and internationally. We last wrote about this company on 1/24/17 (12% growth).

 

 

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Calabasas Hill, CA-based CHEESECAKE FACTORY (NASDAQ:CAKE; founded 1972) has increased by 26 units for the Cheesecake Factory concept, from 173 to 199 (15% concept growth), 2 units for the Grand Lux Cafe concept, from 11 to 13 (18% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Rocksugar Pan Asian Kitchen concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 185 to 214 (16% company growth). These family-style restaurants, serving American and Asian cuisines, are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 450. Catering and banquet services are also available. Trading areas are AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.

Florida-based KOMOON THAI SUSHI CEVICHE (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Units seat about 250 and offer catering services. All the restaurants are located in FL.

Westfield, MA-based WINGS OVER (founded 1999) has increased by 4 units for the Wings Over concept, from 35 to 39 (11% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Hangar Pub & Grill concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 37 to 42 (14% company growth). Wings Over is a quick serve chicken wing concept, open for lunch and dinner and serving beer. Per person price range is $4-$12+, with limited seating. Catering and online ordering are available. Hangar Pub is a family/casual bar and grill, with an $8-$20+ per person check average and seating for about 150. Company trading areas are CT, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VA, VT and WI.

Tampa, FL-based BUDDY BREW COFFEE (founded 2010) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% 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. All the stores are located in FL.

Chicago, IL-based PHIL STEFANI SIGNATURE RESTAURANTS INC (founded 1980) has added a new concept called Flamingo Rum Club (1 unit). Other company concepts are Castaways Bar & Grill (1), Mad Social (1), Miller Lite Beer Garden (1), Riva Crab House (1), Tavern On Rush (1), The Crystal Gardens (1) and Tuscany (3). Overall company increase was from 9 to 10 (11% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Italian, steak and seafood. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for lunch and dinner. Restaurants have full bar and average seating is for about 250. Catering service and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants trade in IL.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

West Hollywood, CA-based HAMBURGER MARY’S BAR & GRILLE (founded 1972) has increased by 6 units, from 12 to 18 (50% growth) and entered into NV and TX. These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Catering and private party services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in CA, CO, FL, IL, MO NV, TX and WI.

Norwalk, CT-based BARTECA RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1995) has increased by 3 units for the Barcelona Wine Bar concept, from 11 to 14 (27% concept growth) and by 11 units for Bartaco, from 4 to 15 (275% concept growth) and entered into AL, CO, FL, NC, PA and TN. Overall company increase was from 15 to 29 (93% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Spanish and Mexican cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, serving full bar. Average unit has 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.

Coeur D’Alene, ID-based SAN FRANCISCO SOURDOUGH EATERY (founded 1999) has increased by 2 units, from 8 to 10 (25% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The restaurant serve beer and wine. Average seating is for about 60. Catering and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are ID, UT and WA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Freehold, NJ-based GREAT RESTAURANTS (founded 1992) has added a new concept called The Metropolitan (1 unit) for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% growth). Their other company concepts are Tre Pizza Pasta & Beer Garden (1), Rosalita’s Roadside Cantina (1), Nonna’s Citi Cucina (1) and Metropolitan Cafe (1). These upscale restaurant concepts serve Italian, American, pizza and Mexican 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 150. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in NJ. We last featured this company on 7/19/16 (33% growth).

Houston, TX-based SAM’S BOAT GULF COAST KITCHEN & SPORTS BAR (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person price range. The restaurants serve seafood, cajun and American cuisines. Average unit seats about 250. Banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in TX. Franchising is available. We last wrote about this concept on 6/21/16 (25% growth).

Bedford, OH-based WINKING LIZARD TAVERN (founded 1983) has increased by 1 unit for the Winking Lizard concept, from 18 to 19 (6% concept growth). The company also operates a 4-unit concept called Lizardville. Overall company increase was from 22 to 23 (5% company growth). These family/casual sports bars are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250, with catering and private party services. All the restaurants trade in OH. We last featured this company on 6/28/16 (10% company growth).

 

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