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January 7, 2020

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Evanston, IL-based FRIO GELATO has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This quick serve gelato concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. All the locations are in IL.

Memphis, TN-based COLETTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT (founded 1923) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Italian restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve beer and wine and have seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the locations are in TN.

Georgia-based CUE BARBECUE (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual BBQ 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 100. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in GA.

Minnesota-based EL LORO MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 100. Catering is available. All the locations are in MN.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Vancouver, BC-based DONNELLY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (founded 1999) has added two new concepts called The Ballyhoo Public House and Sing Sing. Other company concepts are Belfast Love Public House (1), Cinema Public House (1), Clough Club Room (1), Death & Taxes (1), Gift Shop Cocktail Bar (1), Granville Room (1), Lovejoy (1), Royal Dinette (1) Tavern (1), The Blackbird Public House (1), The Butcher Bullock (1), The Lamplighter Public House (1), The New Oxford (1) The Railway Stage & Beer Café (1), The Three Brits (1) and Pong Bar/Walrus Pub (1). Overall company increase was from 16 to 18 (13% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving multiple cuisine types (American, Asian, pizza, bar & grill). The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 225. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are BC and ON.

Miami, FL-based GELATO-GO (founded 2013) has increased by 5 units, from 13 to 18 (38% growth). This fast casual gelato/bakery cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Catering and delivery options are available. Locations trade in CA and FL. Franchise opportunities are available.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Irvine, CA-based CALIFORNIA FISH GRILL (founded 1998) has increased by 5 units, from 24 to 29 (21% growth) and entered into NV. This family/casual seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Online ordering is available. The restaurants are in CA and NV. We last featured this concept on 1/15/19 (26% growth).

December 31, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based CRAFTED HOSPITALITY (founded 2001) has added a new concept called Small Batch (1). Other company concepts are Craft (1), Craft Los Angeles (1), Craftsteak (1), Heritage Steak (1), Riverpark (1), Temple Court (1) and Wichcraft (5). Overall company increase was from 11 to 12 (9% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American and steakhouse cuisines. Wichcraft is fast casual sandwich shop. Most locations have full bar service and average seating for about 100. Catering, delivery, online ordering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are CA, NV and NY.

Miami, FL-based CHILL N’ NITROGEN ICE CREAM (founded 2012) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Catering options are available. All the stores are located in FL.

Scottsdale, AZ-based GOLDMAN MANAGEMENT has increased by 1 unit for the Zipps Sports Grill concept, from 12 to 13 (8% concept growth). The company also operates Goldie’s Neighborhood Sports Café (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 14 (8% growth). The restaurants are family/casual sports bars, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 350. All the restaurants trade in AZ.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Addison, TX-based FISH CITY GRILL (founded 1995) has increased by 3 units for the Fish City Grill concept, from 17 to 20 (18% concept growth). The company also operates Half Shells Oyster Bar (1) and Half Shells Seafood Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 19 to 22 (16% company growth). These seafood restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 125. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, FL, OK and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Texas-based FAJITA PETE’S (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average seating is for 100. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. We last featured this concept on 1/22/19 (43% growth).

December 17, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based WESTVILLE (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American cuisine. Seating is for about 60 and beer and wine are served. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Salem, OR-based ODD MOE’S PIZZA (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Average seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering services are available. All locations are in OR.

New York, NY-based THE ONE GROUP INC has increased by 3 units for the Bagatelle concept, from 8 to 11 (38% concept growth) and added a Kona Grill location (1 unit). Other company concepts are Asellina (1), Gansevoort Park Roof Top (1), Hellot Steakhouse (1), Radio (2) and STK (20). Overall company increase from 33 to 37 (12% growth). The restaurants are upscale steak and seafood concepts, open for 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 CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, NV, NY and TX.

Los Angeles, CA-based TENDER GREENS (founded 2006) has increased by 5 units, from 26 to 31 (19% growth). This fast casual salad 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 60. Catering and online ordering are available. All the locations are in CA.

Camden, AR-based ANDY’S RESTAURANT (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, serving burgers, hot dogs and American cuisine. Per person price range is $4-$12+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Average seating is for about 100. Drive-thru service is available. All locations are in AR.

Little Rock, AR-based MEXICO CHIQUITOS (founded 1968) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This fast casual Mexican 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. Drive-thru service is available. All the locations are in AR.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Kitchener, ON-based CHARCOAL GROUP (founded 1955) has increased by 3 units for the Beertown Public House concept, from 4 to 7 (75% concept growth). Other company concepts are Charcoal Steakhouse (1), Dels Enoteca Pizzeria (1), Martini’s (1), Moose Winooski’s (2), Sociable Kitchen & Tavern (1), The Bauer Bakery & Café (1), The Bauer Kitchen TBK (1) and Wildcraft Grill & Bar (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 16 (23% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving American, Italian, pizza and steak. Full bar is available and seating is for about 250. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in ON.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Redding, CA-based BLACK BEAR DINER (founded 1995) has increased by 23 units, from 115 to 138 (20% growth) and entered into AR, KS, MO, MT, OK and TX. This family/casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MO, MT, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT and WA. We last featured this concept on 6/26/18 (24% growth).

December 11, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Whitefish Bay, WI-based BREADSMITH (founded 1993) has increased by 3 units, from 32 to 35 (9% growth) and entered into NC. This quick serve bakery/cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. All units are franchised and trade in AZ, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NY, NY, OH, SC, SD, TX and WI.

Louisville, KY-based EL NOPAL has increased by 1 unit, from 26 to 27 (4% growth). This family/casual Mexican restaurant is 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. Trading areas are IN and KY.

West Palm Beach, FL-based TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELI (founded 1981) has increased by 2 units, from 28 to 30 (7% 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, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

Florida-based GIOVANNI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual Italian restaurant and pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar is available. Average seating is for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the locations are in FL.

Burnaby, BC-based BG URBAN CAFE (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This fast casual bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in BC.

Atlanta, GA-based MY FRIEND’S PLACE DELI (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are offered. All the restaurants are franchised and trade in GA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Tampa, FL-based CICCIO’S RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units for the Fresh Kitchen concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth), by 1 unit for the Ciccio Cali concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and added a new concept called Sweet Soul (1). Other company concepts are Better Byrd (1), Ciccio Water (1), Daily Eats (1), Green Lemon (1) and Taco Dirty (1). Overall company increase was from 15 to 19 (27% growth). The restaurants are a mixture of family/casual and fast casual concepts, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is available at select locations. Concepts serve pizza, ice cream/yogurt, juice/smoothies, Italian and Mexican cuisines. All locations are in FL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Eugene, OR-based CAFE YUMM (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 22 to 23 (5% growth) and entered into ID. This fast casual sandwich cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 90. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in ID, OR and WA. We last featured this concept on 12/4/18 (5% growth).

December 3, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Boston, MA-based UNO CHICAGO GRILL (founded 1943) has increased by 2 units, from 90 to 92 (2% growth). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. Online ordering and private party services are available. About half the restaurants are franchised. Trading areas are CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WI, Saudia Arabia, Honduras and India.

Irving, TX-based UNCLE JULIO’S MEXICAN FROM SCRATCH (founded 1986) has increased by 8 units, from 28 to 36 (29% growth) and entered into WI. This family/casual Mexican restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and seating for about 300. Catering is available. Trading areas are located in FL, GA, IL, MD, PA, TN, TX, VA and WI.

Lincoln, NE-based VALENTINO’S PIZZA (founded 1957) has increased by 1 unit, from 36 to 37 (3% growth). 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 100. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are all available. Trading areas are MN and NE. 

Portland, OR-based CHA CHA CHA TAQUERIA has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 70. Catering is available. All the locations are in OR.

Atlanta, GA-based TWISTED TACO (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). This family/casual Mexican restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are GA, KY, NY, OK, PA, SC and TN.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based UNION SQUARE HOSPITALITY GROUP (founded 1985) has added 8 new concepts called Vini E Fritti (1), Tacocina (1), Manhatta (1), Anchovy Social (1). Cedric’s At The Shed (1), Maialino Mare (1), Intersect (1), Café Marchia (1) and increased by 1 unit for the Daily Provisions concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 13 to 22 (69% growth). The other company concepts are Blue Smoke (2), Café 2 & Terrace 5 (1), Gramercy Tavern (1), Jazz Standard (1), Maialino (1), Marta (1), Porchlight (1), Studio Café (1), The Modern (1), Union Square Café (1) and Untitled (1). These upscale concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and seating for about 200. Cuisines served are American, Italian and BBQ. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Toledo, OH-based TONY PACKO’S CAFE (founded 1932) has increased by 2 units, from 3 to 5 (67% growth). This family/casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve Eastern European and American cuisines. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the locations are in OH.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Columbia, MD-based BOARDWALK FRIES BURGERS SHAKES (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 26 to 27 (4% growth). This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are AB, CA, DC, GA, MD, MI, VA, Saudia Arabia, Iraq and Qatar. Franchise opportunities are available. We last featured this concept on 6/26/18 (13% growth).

November 19, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Greenfield, IN-based CHICAGO’S PIZZA (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Delivery is available. All locations trade in IN.

Austin, TX-based TORCHY’S TACOS (founded 2006) has increased by 22 units, from 55 to 77 (40% growth) and entered into AR and OK. This fast casual Mexican restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Seating is for about 50. Catering and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are AR, CO, OK and TX.

Lafayette, LA-based YOBE FROZEN YOGURT (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 33 to 34 (3% growth). This quick serve yogurt shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Stores have limited seating. Locations are franchised and trade in FL, GA, LA and NJ.

Maitland, FL-based TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO COMPANY (founded 1995) has increased by 7 units, from 130 to 137 (5% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Catering and online ordering services are available. Between 30% and 40% of the restaurants are franchised. Trading areas are FL, GA, IN, NC and VA.

Edina, MN-based PARASOLE RESTAURANT HOLDINGS (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit for Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). THe company also operates Burger Jones (2), Chino Latino (1), Good Earth (2) Libertine’s Uptown Rec Room (1) Living Room (1), Manny’s Steakhouse (1), Prohibition (1) and Salut Bar Americain (2). Overall company increase was from 13 to 14 (8% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale steakhouse concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 300. Catering, banquet and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in MN.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

San Jose, CA-based UNA MAS MEXICAN GRILL (founded 1991) has increased by 5 units, from 15 to 20 (33% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. The restaurants have full bar serve and seating for about 70. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are all available. Locations are franchised and trade in CA.

San Diego, CA-based CRACK SHACK (founded 2015) has increased by 3 units, from 3 to 6 (100% growth) and entered into NV. This fast casual chicken concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. Locations are in CA and NV.

Florida-based TOASTED (founded 2013) has increased by 2 units, from 2 to 4 (100% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, serving burgers and sandwiches. Per person price range is $4-$12+ and seating is for about 40. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Sandy, UT-based BEANS & BREWS COFFEE HOUSE (founded 1993) has increased by 2 units, from 50 to 52 (4% growth). This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and do have drive-thru service. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are ID, NV and UT. We last featured this concept on 6/26/18 (11% growth).

New York, NY-based BLUESTONE LANE COFFEE (founded 2013) has increased by 16 units, from 30 to 46 (53% growth) and entered into MA, ON and the Cayman Islands. This fast casual coffee cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and the average unit has seating for about 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, DC, MA,NJ, NY, ON, PA and the Cayman Islands. We last wrote about this concept on 8/28/18 (58% growth).

November 12, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Burlington, ON-based SIR CORP (founded 1992) has increased by 4 units for Scaddabush Italian Kitchen, from 5 to 9 (80% concept growth), 1 unit for Reds, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth), 1 unit for Duke’s Refresher Bar, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and added a new concept called Abbey’s Bakehouse (1). The company also operates Canyon Creek Chophouse (7), Jack Astor’s (40) and Loose Moose (1). The restaurants serve American, Italian and steakhouse cuisines, open for lunch and dinner. 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 AB, NL, NS, NY, ON and PQ.

Texas-based SMOKEY MO’S BBQ (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth). This quick serve bbq concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Catering and private party services are available. All the locations trade in TX.

Auburn, CA-based MR PICKLE’S SANDWICH SHOP (founded 1995) has increased by 7 units, from 42 to 49 (17% growth). This fast casual sandwich, soup and salad shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Online ordering is available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Houston, TX-based MAMBO SEAFOOD (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering is available. All the restaurants are in TX.

Washington, DC-based BUSBOYS AND POETS (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American and Mediterranean cuisines. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are DC, MD and VA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Scottsdale, AZ-based COLD BEERS & CHEESEBURGERS (founded 2011) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 150. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ and CA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Dallas, TX-based TEXAS DE BRAZIL CHURRASCARIA (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 56 to 57 (2% growth). This Brazilian steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AL, CO, DC, FL, IL, LA, MI, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, Aruba, Puerto Rico and Trinidad. We last featured this concept on 3/26/19 (12% growth).

November 5, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based BOCCA DI BACCO (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit for Arte Cafe, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Bocca Di Bacco (3). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). These upscale Italian concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 125. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Arlington, TX-based SPRING CREEK BARBEQUE (founded 1980) has increased by 2 units for the Spring Creek Barbeque concept, from 31 to 33 (6% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Casa Rita’s Mexican Grill concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Mexican Inn (9) and Shady Oak Bbq (1). Overall company increase was from 42 to 45 (7% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving BBQ and Mexican cuisines. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in TX.

New York-based TAI SHOW has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Japanese restaurant 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. Banquet rooms are available. All locations are in NY.

Austin, TX-based CASA GARCIA MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in TX.

Baltimore, MD-based HIP HOP FISH & CHICKEN has increased by 2 units, from 22 to 24 (9% growth). This quick serve chicken and seafood restaurant 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.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Iowa-based CABIN COFFEE COMPANY (founded 2002) has increased by 3 units, from 15 to 18 (20% growth). This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast and lunch hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Drive-thru service is available. Trading areas are CO, GA, IA, IN, MN and WI.

Brooklyn, NY-based CAFE GRUMPY (founded 2005) has increased by 2 units, from 9 to 11 (22% growth) and entered into NJ. This quick serve coffee cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Trading areas are FL, NJ and NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Orlando, FL-based BAHAMA BREEZE (founded 1996) has increased by 3 units, from 40 to 43 (8% growth). This family/casual Caribbean concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering is available. Trading areas are DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA and WA. We last featured this concept on 12/18/18 (11% growth).

Phoenix, AZ-based BARRO’S PIZZA (founded 1980) has increased by 4 units, from 40 to 44 (10% 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 50. Delivery service is available. All the locations are in AZ. We last wrote about this concept on 5/29/18 (8% growth).

October 29, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Cincinnati, OH-based DEWEY’S PIZZA (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 24 to 25 (4% 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 about 90. Private party services are available. Trading areas are IL, KY, MO and OH.

Winnipeg, MB-based CHICKEN DELIGHT (founded 1952) has increased by 1 unit, from 19 to 20 (5% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is limited. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in MB, ON and SK.

Atlanta, GA-based YOGLI MOGLI (founded 2009) has increased by 10 units for the Kale Me Crazy concept, from 15 to 25 (67% concept growth). The company also operates the 10-unit Yogli Mogli concept. Overall company increase was from 25 to 35 (40% company growth). The restaurant concepts are fast casual, serving salads, sandwiches, smoothies and frozen yogurt. Per person price range is $4-$12+. Seating is for about 40. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, CO, GA, MS and NC.

Oregon-based MO’S SEAFOOD & CHOWDER (founded 1946) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This family/casual soup and seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in OR.

North Vancouver, BC-based EARLS (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 69 to 70 (1% growth). These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 250. Trading areas are AB, AZ, BC, CO, FL, MA, MB, ON, SK, VA, WA and YT.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Louisville, KY-based BUBBA’S 33 (founded 2013) has increased by 9 units, from 20 to 29 (45% growth) and entered into AZ, FL, MD, NJ, OK and VA. This family/casual sports bar is open for dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CO, FL, IN, KS, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NM, OH, OK, TX and VA.

Illinois-based BUTTERFIELD’S PANCAKE HOUSE & RESTAURANT (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit for Butterfield’s Pancake House, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth) and by 1 unit for Butters Pancakes and Cafe, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% company growth). This family/casual concept specializes in breakfast foods, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AZ and IL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

North Charleston, SC-based EAST BAY DELI (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This family/casual deli is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50. Locations sell beer and offer catering, delivery and online ordering services. All the restaurants are in SC. We last featured this concept on 9/18/18 (60% growth).

October 22, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Roseville, MI-based THE ORIGINAL BUSCEMIS (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit, from 44 to 45 (2% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. Stores are franchised and trade in MI.

Los Angeles, CA-based THE PIZZA STUDIO (founded 2012) has increased by 7 units, from 32 to 39 (22% growth). These fast casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering and online ordering are available. Stores are franchised and located in AK, AR, CA, CO, IL, KS, MD, MN, MO, NY, ON, UT and WA.

Markham, ON-based WIMPY’S DINER (founded 1961) has increased by 6 units, from 56 to 62 (11% growth). This family/casual restaurant serves American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+. Seating is for about 70. Full bar service is available at select locations. Locations are franchised and all are located in ON.

Lincoln, NE- based RUNZA (founded 1949) has increased by 6 units for the Runza concept, from 80 to 86 (8% concept growth). The company also operates Braeda Fresh Express Cafe (3). Overall company increase was from 80 to 87 (9% company growth). These quick serve sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is available for about 80. Drive-thru, online ordering and catering services are available. Trading areas CO, IA, KS and NE. Franchising is available.

Athens, GA-based YOUR PIE (founded 2008) has increased by 37 units, from 45 to 82 (82% 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 are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, MD, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Florida-based HUEY MAGOO’S RESTAURANTS (founded 2004) has increased by 3 units, from 7 to 10 (43% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering and online ordering are available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Encino, CA-based GRANVILLE CAFE has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual concept serves American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the locations are in CA. We last featured this concept on 9/18/18 (33% growth).

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