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May 28, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Las Vegas, NV-based HASH HOUSE A GO GO (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). This family/casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $6-$15+. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are CA, CT, FL, NJ, NV, TX and UT.

Baton Rouge, LA-based MIKE ANDERSON’S SEAFOOD (founded 1975) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 250. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in LA.

Jackson, MS-based NEWK’S EATERY (founded 2004) has increased by 23 units, from 104 to 127 (22% growth) and entered into CO and IN. This fast casual concept serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering options are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Whitehall, OH-based MASSEY’S PIZZA (founded 1949) has increased by 4 units, from 14 to 18 (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 around 70. Catering and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in OH and SC.

Bonita Springs, FL-based PHELAN FAMILY BRANDS (founded 1997) has increased by 2 units for Pincher’s Crab Shack, from 10 to 12 (20% concept growth) and 1 unit for Texas Tony’s BBQ Shack, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also added 2 new concepts called Deep Lagoon Seafood (2) and Bone Hook Brewing Co (1). Overall company increase was from 11 to 16 (45% growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, serving seafood, BBQ and bar food. Locations have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering is available. All locations trade in FL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Mississauga, ON-based NANDO’S CANADA (founded 1994) has increased by 4 units, from 46 to 50 (9% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Catering is available. Trading areas are AB, BC and ON. We last featured this concept on 1/16/18 (5% growth).

May 21, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

PA-based MIKE & TONY’S GYROS has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual Greek and Mediterranean sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 60. Catering is available. All the locations are in PA.

Michigan-based ANTONIO’S CUCINA ITALIANA (founded 1964) has added a new concept called Antonio’s Piccolo Ristorante (1 unit). Other company concepts are Antonio’s Cucina Italiana (3) and Roman Village Cucina Italiana (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). These family/casual Italian concepts 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 and banquet services are offered. All the restaurants are in MI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Boulder, CO-based BIG RED F RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1994) has increased by 2 units for the West End Tavern concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth). The company also operates Centro Mexican Kitchen (1), Jax Fish House (5), Lola Coastal Mexican (1), Post Brewing Company (4) and Zolo Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 15 (15% growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Cuisines served are American, Mexican and seafood. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 100. Banquet rooms are available. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are CA, CO and MO.

Miami, FL-based CHICKEN KITCHEN (founded 1988) has increased by 5 units, from 16 to 21 (31% growth). This fast casual chicken, salad and sandwich restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 60. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. About half the units are franchised. Locations trade in FL and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Santa Ana, CA-based NEKTER JUICE BAR (founded 2010) has increased by 44 units, from 71 to 115 (62% growth) and entered into DC, FL, KS, MN, OH, SC, TN and WA. This fast casual juice/smoothie shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, KS, MN, NC, NV, OH, SC, TN, TX, UT and WA. We last featured this concept on 1/2/18 (16% growth).

May 14, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Toledo, OH-based MARCO’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 105 units, from 778 to 883 (13% growth) and entered into ID and MD. This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Restaurants have limited seating and offer catering, delivery and online ordering options. More than 90% of the locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WV.

Chicago, IL-based TAQUERIA LOS COMALES (founded 1973) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for around 80. Catering and delivery are available. Online ordering is available at select locations. Trading areas are IL and WI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Bryan, TX-based GRUB BURGER BAR (founded 2012) has increased by 4 units, from 20 to 24 (20% growth). This family/casual burger restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, DE, FL, GA, LA, PA and TX.

Savannah, GA-based LADY & SONS RESTAURANT (founded 1989) has increased by 4 units for Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, from 2 to 6 (200% concept growth). The company also operates Lady & Sons (1) and Paula Deen’s Creek House (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 8 (100% company growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are FL, GA, SC, TN and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Stafford, TX-based PEPPERONI’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. All the restaurants are located in TX. We last wrote about this concept on 4/10/18 (18% growth).

California-based MOOSE RESTAURANT GROUP has added a new concept called Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar (1 unit). Other company concepts are Fred’s Mexican Café (3), Moose’s Pub & Cafe (2) and Sandy’s Beach Shack (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family/casual concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American and Mexican cuisines. Full bar service is available and average unit has seating for about 300. Catering, online ordering and banquet services are available. Locations are in CA and HI. We featured this company on 2/27/18 (20% growth).

May 7, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Illinois-based MARISCOS EL AMIGO has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Mexican and seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 40. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in IL.

Charlotte, NC-based NOBLE FOOD & PURSUITS has added a new concept called Copain (1). Other company concepts are Roosters Woodfired Kitchen / Noble Grille (3) and The King’s Kitchen & Bakery (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving BBQ, American and European cuisines. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in NC.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Seattle, WA-based ZEEK’S PIZZA (founded 1993) has increased by 3 units, from 13 to 16 (23% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Average unit has seating for about 20. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in WA.

Berwyn, IL-based BUONA RESTAURANTS (founded 1980) has increased by 5 units for the Buona Beef concept, from 19 to 23 (21% concept growth). The company also operates Brett Favre’s Steakhouse (1). Overall company increase was from 20 to 24 (20% growth). This fast casual Italian sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Brett Favre’s is an upscale steakhouse, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Company trading areas are IL and WI.

Manhattan Beach, CA-based ROCK & BREWS (founded 2012) has increased by 2 units, from 20 to 22 (10% growth). This family/casual American bar concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in CA, FL, HI, KS, MO, NM and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Culver City, CA-based THE VEGGIE GRILL (founded 2007) has increased by 4 units, from 30 to 34 (13% growth). This fast casual vegetarian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are CA, IL, OR and WA. We last featured this concept on 4/3/18 (7% growth).

Charlotte, NC-based WILD WING CAFE (founded 1990) has increased by 2 units, from 44 to 46 (5% growth). This family/casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 250. Catering and online ordering options are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, FL, GA, NC, NJ, SC, TN, TX and VA. We last featured this concept on 3/6/18 (10% growth).

April 30, 2019

Austin, TX-based THUNDERCLOUD SUBS (founded 1975) has increased by 2 units, from 31 to 33 (6% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are in TX.

Auburn, AL-based CHICKEN SALAD CHICK (founded 2008) has increased by 15 units, from 88 to 103 (17% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. Units are franchised and trade in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Denver, CO-based SMILING MOOSE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DELI (founded 2003) has added 2 new concepts called Zeps Epiq Sandwiches (1 unit) and Smiling Moose Sandwich Grill (1 unit). The company also operates Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli (14). Overall company increase was from 14 to 16 (14% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual sandwich deli shops, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $6-$15+, with seating for about 30. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are CO, IN, MT, ND, SD, TX, WI and WY. Franchise opportunities are available.

Oklahoma City, OK-based COOLGREENS (founded 2009) has increased by 3 units, from 6 to 9 (50% growth) and entered into TX. This fast casual salad and sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in OK and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

New York, NY-based AURIFY BRANDS (founded 2003) has increased by 4 units for Melt Shop, from 9 to 13 (44% concept growth) and by 2 units for The Little Beet, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth). Other company concepts are Fields Good Chicken (4), Five Guys (13), Make Sandwich (1) and The Little Beet Table (2). Overall company increase was from 36 to 42 (17% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, serving sandwiches and American cuisine. Per person price range is $4-$12+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Average unit has seating for about 40. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are DC, IL, NJ, NY and VA. We last featured this company on 4/3/18 (24% growth).

Bala Cynwyd, PA-based 1000 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZA (founded 2014) has increased by 11 units, from 34 to 45 (32% growth) and entered into DE, GA and LA. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. Catering and online ordering are available. Delivery is available at select locations. The restaurants are franchised and trade in CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, LA, MD, MI, MN, NE, NJ, OH, SD, TN, TX, UT and VA. We last featured this concept on 5/8/18 (79% growth).

Southampton, PA-based LEE’S HOAGIE HOUSE (founded 1953) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is served and seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are NC, NJ, PA and SC. We wrote about this concept on 4/17/18 (20% growth).

April 23, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Connecticut-based WING IT ON (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in CT, NH and NJ.

Draper, UT-based ICEBERG DRIVE-INN (founded 1960) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This quick serve burger and ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA and UT.

San Francisco, CA-based BOUDIN SF BAKERIES & RESTAURANTS (founded 1849) has increased by 7 units, from 21 to 28 (33% growth). This fast casual bakery/cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 60. Catering and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Lima, OH-based EAST OF CHICAGO PIZZA CO (founded 1990) has increased by 4 units, from 52 to 56 (8% growth). This pizza buffet concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60. Delivery and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in IN, OH and TN.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based DIG INN (founded 2011) has increased by 4 units, from 20 to 24 (20% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Units seat about 50 and offer catering and online ordering options. Trading areas are MA and NY.

Bellflower, CA-based NORM’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1949) has increased by 3 units, from 17 to 20 (18% growth). These fast casual American restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 150. All the restaurants are in CA.

Chicago, IL-based PHIL STEFANI SIGNATURE RESTAURANTS (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit for the Broken English Taco Pub, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and added 2 new concepts called Bar Cargo and Stefani Prime. Other company concepts are Castaways Bar & Grill (1), Flamingo Rum Club (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 12 to 15 (25% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Italian, Mexican, seafood, steak and American cuisines. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in IL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Prairie Du Sac, WI-based CULVER’S FROZEN CUSTARD & BUTTERBURGERS (founded 1984) has increased by 38 units, from 642 to 680 (6% growth). This fast casual burger and custard shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90. Drive-thru service is available. Trading areas are AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, OH, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WI and WY. We last wrote about this concept on 1/16/18 (10% growth).

Denver, CO-based HACIENDA COLORADO (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit for the Hacienda Colorado concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth). The company also operates Elways (4). Overall company increase was from 9 to 10 (11% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Mexican and steakhouse cuisines. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is available. Restaurants seat about 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants trade in CO. We featured this concept on 4/17/18 (13% company growth).

April 16, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Greensboro, NC-based BISCUITVILLE (founded 1966) has increased by 1 unit, from 54 to 55 (2% growth). This quick serve restaurant serves American foods, specializing in breakfast. Meal periods are breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Drive-thru service is available. Trading areas are NC and VA.

California-based SHOGUN TEPPAN (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This upscale Japanese concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 150. Catering and banquet options are available. Online ordering is offered at select locations. All the restaurants are in CA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Denver, CO-based KEVIN TAYLOR RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1986) has added 2 new concepts called Masa Cocina Mexicana (1) and Mila (1), for an overall company increase from 4 to 6 (50% growth). Other company concepts are Hickory & Ash (1), Limelight Supper Club & Lounge (1), Opera House (1) and Palettes At The Denver Art Museum (1). The restaurants are upscale, serving American, French and Mediterranean cuisines. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar. Banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are in CO.

Stafford, TX-based GOODE COMPANY RESTAURANTS (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit for Goode Co Kitchen & Cantina, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Goode Co Taqueria, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Goode Co Seafood (2), Goode Co. Armadillo Palace (1) and Goode Co. Bbq (4). Overall company increase was from 9 to 11 (22% growth). These family/casual bbq concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 150. Catering, banquet, delivery and online ordering services are all available. All the restaurants are in TX.

Tampa, FL-based SOFRESH (founded 2013) has increased by 2 units, from 3 to 5 (67% growth). This fast casual salad and sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Average unit has seating for about 40. Catering and online ordering services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL.

Schaumburg, IL-based ALA CARTE ENTERTAINMENT has increased by 2 units for the Moretti’s concept, from 8 to 10 (25% concept growth). The company also operates Chandler’s Chophouse (1), Drink (1), Famous Freddie’s Roadhouse (1), Finn Mccool’s Irish Pub (3), Lucky Star (1), Rockin’ The Chain (1), Snuggery (1), The Alumni Club (1), The Apartment (1) and The Lion’s Head Pub (1). Overall company increase was from 20 to 22 (10% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving multiple cuisine types (steak, seafood, burgers, pizza, BBQ, Irish). Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in IL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Las Vegas, NV-based FIESTA MEXICANA has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200. Trading areas are AZ, CO, NM, NV and UT. We last wrote about this concept on 5/8/18 (13% growth).

Mableton, GA-based MARTIN’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1962) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for breakfast and lunch. Per person price range is $4-$12+. Seating is for about 100. Drive-thru and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in GA. We featured this concept on 2/20/18 (7% growth).

April 9, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

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

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

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Kuna, ID-based IDAHO PIZZA COMPANY (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units, from 15 to 18 (20% growth). This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for around 250. Catering and delivery services are available. All locations are franchised and trade in ID.

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

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

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

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

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

April 2, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

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

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

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

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

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

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

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

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

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

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

March 26, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

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

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

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

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

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