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September 19, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Florida-based HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN & SAUSAGE HOUSE has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual German bar and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. All the locations are in FL.

New York, NY-based COYOTE UGLY SALOON (founded 1993) has increased by 2 units, from 22 to 24 (9% growth). This casual bar concept is open for dinner, with seating for about 200. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Trading areas are CA, CO, FL, LA and NV.

Evergreen Park, IL-based BARRACO’S PIZZA (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 60. Catering, delivery, private party and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are located in IL.

Lorton, VA-based FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES (founded 1986) has increased by 115 units, from 1275 to 1390 (9% growth). This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and trade in AB, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PQ, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY. All locations are franchised.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Bryant, AR-based LARRY’S PIZZA (founded 1992) has increased by 6 units, from 14 to 20 (43% growth) and entered into KY, LA and TX. This pizza buffet concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 100, with catering and private party options available. Trading areas are AR, KY, LA and TX.

Indiana-based SCOTTY’S BREWHOUSE (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units for the Scotty’s Brew Pub concept, from 13 to 15 (15% concept growth). The company also operates a 2-unit concept called Three Wise Men. Overall company increase was from 15 to 17 (13% company growth). This family/casual bar and grill concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200, with catering and banquet services. Trading areas are FL, IL, IN and OH.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Whitewater, WI-based TOPPERS PIZZA (founded 1991) has increased by 4 units, from 76 to 80 (5% growth) and entered into KS. The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, NC, NE, OH, TX and WI. We last featured this concept on 5/3/16 (52% growth).

Long Island, NY-based BAGEL BOSS (founded 1954) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). This quick serve bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer catering, delivery and online ordering options. Units are franchised and all trade in NY. We wrote about this concept on 7/12/16 (9% growth).

Flushing, MI-based COFFEE BEANERY (founded 1976) has increased by 6 units, from 139 to 145 (4% growth). This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Catering and drive-thru services are available. All stores are franchised and trade in AR, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA and TX. We wrote about this company on 5/10/16 (50% growth).

Vancouver, BC-based CACTUS CLUB CAFE (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 28 to 29 (4% growth) and entered into ON. The restaurants are upscale, serving steak and American 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 200. Trading areas are AB, BC, ON and SK. We last featured this concept on 4/5/16 (8% growth).

 

 

Domino’s Employed a Steady Domestic Growth Strategy from 2011 to 2016

We track more than 850 chain concept companies including Domino’s Pizza.

The Domino’s chain for opening and closing activity in the US. Domino’s had a net location growth of 464 units during the 5 year period. Net openings grew steadily each year.

At year end 2016, Domino’s had 5,371 domestic locations. They grew domestic stores by 9.5% over the 5 year period.

Domino’s stock price has grown tremendously due to international growth. From 2011 to 2016 was the top restaurant stock performer.

We took a look at where the domestic growth took place. The domestic unit stability is the key to the company’s overall performance. We observed a broad move into lower population areas in the American heartland.

Our map shows the new openings in green and closings in red. Locations which were open in 2011 and stayed open are in yellow. Most of the closings took place in major metro areas. The less populated zones are where we find the green dots with very few red dots.

 We looked at the metro areas in the upper MidWest (Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Columbus and Cincinnati). On this map, you can see the stability with plenty of continuously open locations and openings and closings roughly equal. 

The New York to Boston map shows a similar pattern of stability.

It will be interesting to see how the move to growth in the less populated areas of the heartland works for Domino’s in the next 5 years.

September 12, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Burbank, CA-based POQUITO MAS (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine is served and seating is for about 90. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Units are franchised and trade in CA.

Richmond, BC-based KEG STEAKHOUSE & BAR (founded 1971) has increased by 7 units, from 101 to 108 (7% growth). This family/casual steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Trading areas are AB, AZ, BC, CO, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PQ, SK, TX and WA. About half the locations are franchised.

Lewiston, ME-based SAM’S ITALIAN SANDWICH SHOPPE (founded 1939) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering is available. All the locations are in ME.

Elkhorn, NE-based SAM & LOUIE’S NY PIZZA (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth) and entered into CO. The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering is available. Units are franchised and trade in CO, IA, KS, MT, NE and WI.

Chicago, IL-based GIBSONS RESTAURANT GROUP has increased by 1 unit for the Hugos Frog Bar & Fish House concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and entered into PA. Other company concepts are Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse (3), Chisox Bar & Grill (1), Luxbar (1), Quartino Ristorante (1), R L Restaurant (1), The Boathouse (1) and The Montgomery Club (1). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving steak, seafood and Italian and American cuisines. Average seating is for about 300, with banquet rooms available. Trading areas are IL and PA.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Irving, TX-based BREAD ZEPPELIN has increased by 2 units, from 3 to 5 (67% growth). These fast casual salad restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50 and catering is available. All locations are in TX.

Point Pleasant, NJ-based BUBBAKOOS BURRITOS (founded 2007) has increased by 5 units, from 9 to 14 (56% growth). These fast casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50. Catering, drive-thru and private party services are available. All stores are located in NJ.

Hilton Head Island-SC based PINO GELATO (founded 2010) has increased by 9 units, from 7 to 16 (129% growth). This quick serve concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating. Trading areas are FL, GA, NC and SC.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Michigan-based AUBREE’S PIZZERIA & GRILL (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 90. Catering, delivery and private party services are available. All the locations are in MI. We last featured this concept on 5/17/16 (38% growth).

Knoxville, TN-based THE COPPER CELLAR FAMILY OF RESTAURANTS (founded 1975) has added a new concept called Corner 16 (1 unit). Other concepts include: Calhoun’s (9), Cappuccino’s (1), Cherokee Grill (1), Chesapeake’s Seafood House (1), Copper Cellar (3) and Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant (4). Overall company increase was from 19 to 20 (5% growth). The concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, service American, Italian, steak and seafood. The locations have full bar and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in TN. We last wrote about this company on 6/14/16 (6% growth).

Missoula, MT-based HUHOT MONGOLIAN GRILL (founded 1999) has increased by 4 units, from 58 to 62 (7% growth) and entered into IL. This family/casual Asian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 200. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SC, SD, TX, UT, WA and WI. We featured this concept on 5/31/16 (10% growth).

 

 

September 5, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Phoenix, AZ-based CHOMPIES DELICATESSEN RESTAURANT (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most locations serve beer and wine, full bar is available at select stores. Average seating is for about 200. Catering, delivery, private party and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Maryland-based EDO SUSHI (founded 1997) has added a new concept called Edorritos Asian Bistro (1 unit). The company also operates 2 Edo Sushi units. Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving sushi, as well as Chinese cuisine. Full bar service is available. Average seating is for about 50. Catering and banquet services are available. Online ordering is offered at Edorritos. All the restaurants trade in MD.

San Leandro, CA-based GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE (founded 1852) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (6% growth) and entered into TX. These quick serve candy and ice cream cafes are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Limited seating is available. Locations are in CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, NV, TX and WI.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Florida-based JIMMY HULA’S (founded 2011) has increased by 3 units, from 10 to 13 (30% growth). This fast casual Hawaiian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Locations also serve burgers and other American cuisine. Beer and wine is served and seating is for about 125. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL.

Manhattan Beach, CA-based FRESH BROTHERS (founded 1985) has increased by 8 units, from 11 to 19 (73% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for around 50. Catering, delivery, private party and online ordering options are offered. All the restaurants are in CA.

Baltimore, MD-based HIP HOP FISH & CHICKEN has increased by 2 units, from 20 to 22 (10% growth). This quick serve concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Locations are in DC and MD.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Oklahoma-based VAN’S PIG STANDS (founded 1930) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer is served and seating is for about 125. Catering, banquet, drive-thru and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants trade in OK. We last featured this concept on 3/22/16 (67% growth).

Fort Wayne, IN-based EDDIE MERLOT’S PRIME AGED BEEF AND SEAFOOD (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth) and entered into VA. This upscale steak and seafood concept is open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 150. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AZ, CO, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA and VA. We last wrote about this concept on 3/8/16 (20% growth).

Portland, ME-based AROMA JOE’S (founded 2000) has increased by 10 units, from 42 to 52 (24% growth). This quick serve coffee stand is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations are drive-thru coffee stands, with no seating. Trading areas are MA, ME and NH. We last featured this concept on 5/17/16 (44% growth).

Middleburg Heights, OH-based MR. HERO (founded 1965) has increased by 13 units, from 100 to 113 (13% growth). These quick serve sandwich shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in OH. We last wrote about this concept on 3/29/16 (20% growth).

 

 

 

 

August 29, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

St Paul, MN-based CARBONE’S PIZZA has increased by 1 unit, from 36 to 37 (3% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is served and average seating is for about 50. Online ordering, delivery and private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in MN, MT and WI.

Virginia Beach, VA-based ZERO’S MR. SUBMARINE (founded 1967) has increased by 3 units for the Zero’s Mr Submarine concept, from 25 to 28 (12% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called 21st St Seafood Co. Overall company increase was from 26 to 29 (12% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in NC, TN and VA.

West Chester, OH-based HOT HEAD BURRITOS (founded 2007) has increased by 11 units for the Hot Head Burritos concept, from 66 to 77 (17% concept growth). The company also operates the 1-unit Sumera Sushi King and is a franchisee of 7 Subway locations. Overall company increase was from 74 to 85 (15% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Catering and delivery services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL, IN, KY, MI, OH and PA.

Florida-based MULLIGAN’S BEACH HOUSE BAR & GRILL (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). These family/casual bar and grills serve seafood and American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

New York, NY-based JULIAN MEDINA RESTAURANTS (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit for the Tacuba Cantina Mexicana concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). Other company concepts are Coppelia (1), Toloache Bistro Mexicano (3) and Yerbabuena (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Mexican cuisine. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 80. Catering, banquet, online ordering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Las Vegas, NV-based HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH (founded 2007) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth) and entered into NY. This family/casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer is served. Seating is for about 80. Trading areas are AZ, CA, DC, FL, NV, NY and VA.

Bronx, NY-based SARABETH’S KITCHEN (founded 1981) has increased by 3 units, from 13 to 16 (23% growth). This family/casual bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 150. Catering, banquet, online ordering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

 

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Mount Olive, NC-based HIGHWAY 55 BURGERS SHAKES AND FRIES (founded 1991) has increased by 10 units, from 122 to 132 (8% growth) and entered into IN and WV. The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 70. Stores are franchised and trade in AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV. We last featured this concept on 3/22/16 (9% growth).

Washington-based JET CITY PIZZA (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are offered. All stores are located in WA. We featured this concept on 4/5/16 (17% growth).

Boston, MA-based B.GOOD (founded 2004) has increased by 20 units, from 38 to 58 (53% growth) and entered into ON, VA, VT and Switzerland. This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, serving burgers, salads and sandwiches. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with seating for about 60. Catering and online ordering are available. Locations are franchised and trade in CT, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, ON, PA, RI, VA, VT and Switzerland. We last wrote about this company on 3/22/16 (106% growth).

 

 

August 22, 2017

WALK-ON’S BISTREAUX AND BAR- Currently the fastest mini chain concept grower in the U.S. Read more…

 

 

 

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Columbus, OH-based DONATO’S PIZZA (founded 1963) has increased by 6 units, from 153 to 159 (4% growth). This fast causal pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Catering, delivery, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, IN, KY, NC, OH, TN and VA.

San Francisco, CA-based MINA GROUP (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit for the Pabu concept, from 1 to 2, (100% concept growth), 1 unit for the RN74, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth), 1 unit for the Stripsteak concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and added a new concept called Pizza & Burger (1) for an overall company increase from 20 to 24 (20% growth) and entered into HI. Other company concepts include: Arcadia (1), Bardot Brasserie (1), Bourbon Steak & Pub (1), Bourbon Steak (5), Michael Mina (2), Michael Mina Pub 1842 (1), Mina Test Kitchen (1), Pub 1842 (1), Stonehill Tavern (1), The Handel Bar (1) and Wit & Wisdom Tavern (1). These restaurants are upscale steak & seafood concepts, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Trading areas are DC, FL, HI, MD, NV, WA and WY.

Boston, MA-based SMITH & WOLLENSKY (founded 1977) has increased 1 unit for their Smith & Wollensky concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 9 to 10 (11% company growth). Their other company concept is called Wollensky’s Grill (1). These upscale teakhouse 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. Banquet services are offered. Trading areas FL, IL, MA, NV, OH and TX.

Denver, CO-based SMASHBURGER (founded 2007) has increased by 8 units, from 365 to 373 (2% growth). These fast casual burger 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 70. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AB, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT and VA.

Chattanooga, TN-based YELLOW DELI (founded 1973) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth) and entered into NC. This family/casual deli is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. Trading areas are BC, CA, CO, NC, NY, TN and VT.

 

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Stillwell, KS-based SHERIDAN’S FROZEN CUSTARD (founded 1998) has increased by 2 units, from 14 to 16 (14% growth). These quick serve ice cream shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 10 and catering is available. All stores are franchised and trade in IL, KS, MO, TN, TX and WA.

New York, NY-based VIN SUR VINGT (founded 2010) has increased by 2 units, from 3 to 5 (67% growth). These upscale French restaurants are open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Banquet servicese are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

 

 

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Delaware-based LA TONALTECA (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the La Tonalteca concept, from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth). The company also operates La Tolteca (4). Overall company increase was from 13 to 14 (8% company growth). These family/casual Mexican restaurant concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 100. Trading areas are DE, NY and PA. We last featured this company on 6/14/16 (8% growth).

Cheshire, CT-based WAYBACK BURGERS (founded 1991) has increased by 37 units, from 109 to 146 (34% growth) and entered into CO, IL and WY. This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60 and catering is available. Trading areas are located in CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WA. We last featured this concept on 4/5/16 (7% growth).

Queens, NY-based BAREBURGER (founded 2008) has increased by 16 units, from 30 to 46 (53% growth) and entered into CA, IL and WA. These family/casual burger 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 90. Catering is also available. Trading areas are CA, CT, IL, NJ, NY, OH, ON, PA and WA. We wrote about this concept on 4/26/16 (11% growth).

Fort Wayne, IN-based WINGS ETC (founded 1994) has increased by 10 units, from 41 to 51 (24% growth) and entered into KY and SC. These family/casual chicken restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer is served and seating is for about 150. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH and SC. We last wrote about this concept on 3/15/16 (28% growth).

 

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. The untold story of the current fastest-grower.

During our periodic work in evaluating more than 1200 mini and micro chains we have found (perhaps) the most recent fastest-grower. 

Doubling in unit count.

Walk-on’s Bistreaux & Bar has expanded into 4 additional states- MS, FL, AL, TN  and increased  5 locations with 12 more coming soon, all within an 18 month period of time. 

Walk-on’s is full-service,  Cajun/Creole themed Sports Bar.

Once opened there will be 28 locations for this concept owned by: Last in Concepts based in Baton Rouge, LA.

 

 

 

August 15, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Riverside, CA-based FARMER BOYS (founded 1981) has increased by 7 units, from 84 to 91 (8% growth). These family style American restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. The restaurants are franchised and trade in CA and NV.

Rancho Cordova, CA-based PIZZA GUYS (founded 1986) has increased by 4 units, from 61 to 65 (7% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 10. Delivery and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in CA, NV and OR.

Vancouver, BC-based MR. MIKES STEAKHOUSE CASUAL (founded 1960) has increased by 6 units, from 32 to 38 (19% growth). These family casual American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner. Seating is for about 200. The restaurants are franchised and trade in BC, AB, SK, MB & ON.

Vancouver, BC-based JOEY RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1992) has increased by 4 units for the Local Public Eatery concept, from 6 to 10 (67% concept growth) and by 4 units for the Joey’s Restaurant concept, from 24 to 28 (17% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 30 to 38 (27% growth). These family style restaurants server American, seafood, Asian and steakhouse fare and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 250. Trading areas are AB, BC, MB, ON and WA.

Laval, NB-based ST-HUBERT RÔTISSERIES (founded 1951) has increased by 9 units, from 112 to 121 (8% growth). These family style chicken 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 200. Private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in NB, ON and PQ.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Miami FL-based MARIO THE BAKER PIZZA (founded 1969) has increased by 5 units, from 4 to 9 (125% growth). These family style Italian and pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 50. Catering is also available. Trading areas are located in FL.

 

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Indiana-based CHICAGO’S PIZZA (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 50. All locations are franchised and trade in IN. We last featured this concept on 2/1/17 (15% growth).

Scottsdale, AZ-based PF CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO (founded 1993) has increased by 17 units for the PF Chang’s concept, from 281 to 298 (6% concept growth) and by 6 units for the Pei Wei Fresh Kitchen concept, from 212 to 218 (3% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 493 to 516 (5% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PQ, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and 22 countries worldwide. We last featured this company on 10/4/16 (12% growth).

 

 

August 8, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

South Carolina-based SAN JOSE MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit for the San Jose concept, from 14 to 15 (7% concept growth). The company also operates Panchos (1) and Salud Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Lounge (1). Overall company increase was from 16 to 17 (6% company growth). The concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering service is available. All the restaurants are located in SC.

Santa Maria, CA-based MILT GUGGIA ENTERPRISES INC (founded 1979) has added a new concept called Crumbles Café & Bake Shop (1). Other company concepts are A J Spurs (3), Jetty Restaurant (1), Pappy’s Restaurants (1), Pea Soup Andersen’s (2), Pepper Garcia’s (1), Shaw’s Steakhouse (1) and The Pantry On Park (1). Overall company increase was from 10 to 11 (10% growth). The restaurants serve multiple cuisine types, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with full bar and seating for about 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Culver City, CA-based LEMONADE (founded 2008) has increased by 7 units, from 21 to 28 (33% growth). This fast casual concept serves salads and sandwiches, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $6-$15+, with seating for about 40. Catering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Lebanon, TN-based CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE (NASDAQ:CBRL; founded 1969) has increased by 7 units, from 637 to 644 (1% growth) and entered into NV and OR. The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 175. Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WV.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Brooklyn, NY-based DOS TOROS has increased by 3 units, from 10 to 13 (30% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.
 

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

San Francisco, CA-based PHILZ COFFEE (founded 2003) has increased by 14 units, from 22 to 36 (64% growth). This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 30. Trading areas are CA and DC. We last featured this concept on 6/21/16 (38% growth).

Gulf Shores, AL-based SHRIMP BASKET (founded 1993) has increased by 3 units for the Shrimp Basket concept, from 24 to 27 (13% concept growth) and entered into GA. The company also operates Mikee’s Seafood (1) and The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar (1). Overall company increase was from 26 to 29 (12% company growth). These seafood concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Trading ares are AL, FL, GA and MS. We last featured this company on 11/2/16 (13% growth).

St Louis, MO-based IMO’S PIZZA (founded 1964) has increased by 2 units, from 97 to 99 (2% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and seat about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in IL, KS and MO. We featured this concept on 2/2/16 (9% growth).

 

 

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Calgary, AB-based CINNZEO (founded 1997) has increased by 7 units, from 68 to 75 (10% growth). These quick serve bakery/cafes are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Trading areas are AB,BC, Mexico and the Middle East.

Houston, TX-based MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE (founded 1989) has increased by 5 units, from 72 to 77 (7% growth). These upscale steakhouse restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150, with full bar, catering and banquet service. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Puerto Rico, Asia and Mexico.

Toronto, ON-based NEW YORK FRIES (founded 1984) has increased by 12 units for the New York Fries concept, from 155 to 167 (8% concept growth) and by 9 units for the South St. Burger Co concept, from 32 to 41 (28% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 187 to 208 (11% company growth). These quick serve burger & fry restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. All locations are franchised and trade in AB, BC, MN, NB, NL, NS, ON, PQ and SK.

Queens, NY-based TU CASA RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These family/casual South American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Catering is available. All the locations are in NY.

Ohio-based WHIT’S FROZEN CUSTARD (founded 2003) has increased by 5 units, from 35 to 40 (14% growth) and entered into AL and TN. These quick serve ice cream shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, FL, NC, OH and TN.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Santa Fe, NM-based SANTA FE DINING RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1999) has added 3 new concepts called Rooftop Pizzeria (1), 35 North Coffee (1) and Kelly’s Brew Pub (1) for an overall company increase from 8 to 11 (38% growth). Other company concepts include: Blue Corn Café (1), Blue Corn Café Brewery (1), Chama River Brewing Co (1), Draft Station (2), La Casa Sena Restaurant & Cantina (1), Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen (1) and Rio Chama Steakhouse (1). These family style Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in NM.
 

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Round Rock, TX-based SMOKEY MO’S BBQ (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). These quick serve BBQ restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60. Catering and private party services are available. All locations are in TX.

Royse City, TX-based SOULMAN’S BBQ RESTAURANTS (founded 1974) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). These family/casual BBQ restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. Catering and banquets are available. The restaurants are in TX.

Tampa, FL-based WESTSHORE PIZZA (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 30 to 31 (3% growth) and entered into TN. This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL, OH and TN. We last featured this concept on 2/23/16 (21% growth).

 

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