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September 24, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Atlanta, GA-based CHICK-FIL-A (founded 1967) has increased by 306 units, from 1904 to 2210 (16% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average location has seating for about 50. Catering, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV and WY.

Minnesota-based DINO’S GYROS (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual Greek sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering is available. Stores are franchised and all located in MN.

Atlanta, GA-based MELLOW MUSHROOM (founded 1974) has increased by 13 units, from 196 to 209 (7% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served (full bar available at select locations). Average unit seats about 60. Catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, NE, OH, SC, TN, TX, UT and VA.

San Francisco, CA-based MEL’S DRIVE IN (founded 1947) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). This family/casual diner concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 50. Online ordering is available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Chicago, IL-based ALOHA POKE CO (founded 2016) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth). This fast casual Hawaiian seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are DC, FL, IL, MN and WI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Prospect, CT-based SENOR PANCHO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 2 units, from 2 to 4 (100% growth). The restaurants 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 100. Catering and banquet services are available. All locations are in CT.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Lakewood, OH-based ALADDIN’S EATERY (founded 1994) has increased by 3 units, from 30 to 33 (10% growth). This family/casual Mediterranean 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 50. Catering and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in IN, NC, OH and PA. We last wrote about this concept on 1/29/19 (3% growth).

September 17, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Milton, GA-based PROVINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit for the Provino’s concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Scalini’s. Overall company increase from 9 to 10 (11% company growth). These family/casual Italian restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 225. Banquet services are available. Trading areas are GA and TN.

Greensboro, NC-based QUAINTANCE-WEAVER RESTAURANTS & HOTELS (founded 1988) has added 2 new concepts: O. Henry Hotel (1) and Proximity Hotel (1) for an overall company increase from 4 to 6 (50% growth). The other company concepts are: Green Valley Grill (1), Lucky 32 (2) and Print Works Bistro (1). These upscale restaurants serve American cuisine and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+. Full bar and banquet services are available. Seating is for about 200. All locations trade in NC

Cypress, CA-based REAL MEX RESTAURANTS (founded 1954) has increased by 1 unit for the El Torito Authentico concept, from 30 to 31 (3% concept growth), 1 unit for the Chevy’s Fresh Mex concept, from 22 to 23 (5% concept growth) and by 2 units for the Pink Taco concept, from 3 to 5 (67% growth) for an overall company increase from 64 to 68 (6% growth). The other company concepts include: Acapulco Mexican Restaurant (4), El Torito Grill (2), Las Brisas (1), Sinigual (1) and Who Song & Larry’s (1). These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas CA, FL, IL, MD, MNMO, NJ, NV, NY VA and WA.

Webster, NY-based SALVATORE’S OLD FASHIONED PIZZERIA (founded 1978) has increased by 3 units, from 26 to 29 (12% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Delivery and drive-thru services are available. All locations are in NY.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based QUALITY BRANDED (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit for the Quality Eats concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and added a new concept called Don Angie (1). Other company concepts are Maloney & Porcelli (1), Park Avenue (1), Quality Italian (2), Quality Meats (2) and Smith & Wollensky (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 11 (22% growth). The restaurants are upscale concepts, serving Italian food and steak. Restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 300. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for lunch and dinner. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are CO, FL and NY.

Coeur D’Alene, ID-based SAN FRANCISCO SOURDOUGH EATERY (founded 1999) has increased by 3 units, from 10 to 13 (30% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 60. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are ID, UT and WA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Springfield, MO-based ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD (founded 1986) has increased by 17 units, from 63 to 80 (27% growth) and entered into GA and SC. This quick serve frozen custard shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, KS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN and TX. We last featured this concept on 6/20/18 (26% growth).

Kansas City, MO-based 54TH STREET GRILL & BAR (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 29 to 30 (3% growth). This family/casual bar and grill is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 200. Trading areas are IL, KS, MO and TX. We last wrote about this concept on 1/2/19 (12% growth).

September 10, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Atlanta, GA-based PRETZELMAKER (founded 1991) has increased by 5 units, from 275 to 280 (2% growth). These quick serve bakery/cafés are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Stores are franchised and trade in AB, AL, AR, AZ. BC, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NB, NC, ND, NE, NH, NL, NS, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, PE, PQ, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY, Guam, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Orlando, FL-based RED LOBSTER (founded 1968) has increased by 5 units, from 700 to 705 (1% 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 service and seating for about 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are AB, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MB, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OKON, OR, PA, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Medina, OH-based ROMEO’S PIZZA (founded 2001) has increased by 3 units, from 32 to 35 (9% growth). These fast casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served. Most locations have limited seating. Catering and delivery are available. All the restaurants trade in OH. Franchising is available.

Dublin, OH-based ROOSTERS (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 38 to 39 (3% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. Catering and private party services are offered. Trading areas are IN, KY, OH and WV. Sixty-four percent of the locations are franchised.

Fort Worth, TX-based ROSA’S CAFE TORTILLA FACTORY (founded 1961) has increased by 4 units, from 45 to 49 (9% growth). These fast casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100.Catering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are CA, NM and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Toledo, OH-based BARRY BAGELS (founded 1972) has increased by 4 units, from 12 to 16 (33% growth). This quick serve bakery/cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are MI and OH.

Portage, MI-based SAMUEL MANCINO’S ITALIAN EATERY (founded 1994) has increased by 4 units, from 13 to 17 (31% growth) and entered into OH. The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants serve Italian food, pizza and sandwiches. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. All locations are franchised and trade in IN, MI and OH.

San Francisco, CA-based PACIFIC CATCH (founded 2003) has increased by 2 units, from 7 to 9 (29% 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 service and seating for about 100. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Miramar Beach, FL-based ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE (founded 1996) has increased by 8 units, from 67 to 75 (12% growth) and entered into AZ, KS and PA. The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in breakfast foods. The restaurants have full bar service and average unit seats about 100. Catering and private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IN, KS, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN and TX. We last wrote about this concept on 10/2/18 (2% growth).

Washington, DC-based &PIZZA (founded 2012) has increased by 3 units, from 33 to 36 (9% growth) and entered into FL and MA. 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 60. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are DC, FL, MA, MD, NY, PA and VA. We last featured this concept on 12/18/18 (38% growth).

September 3, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Austin, TX-based PLUCKERS WING BAR (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit for the Pluckers concept, from 17 to 18 (6% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Dang Kitchen. Overall company increase was from 18 to 19 (6% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in chicken wings. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer is served and seating is for about 100. Catering, online ordering, delivery and private party services are available. The restaurants trade in LA and TX. Franchise opportunities are available.

Dallas, TX-based BLUE GOOSE CANTINA (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% 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 service and average seating for about 150. Catering is available. All the locations trade in TX.

Little Rock, AR-based COLTON’S STEAK HOUSE & GRILL (founded 1996) has increased by 3 units, from 34 to 37 (9% growth). This family/casual steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, KY, MO, MS and TN.

Austin, TX-based CHUY’S (founded 1982) has increased by 25 units, from 82 to 107 (30% 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 200. Catering and delivery services are available. Trading areas are AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, MO, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA.

Pennsylvania-based CONESTOGA RESTAURANT & BAR has added a new concept called My Little Cheesecake (1). The company also operates Conestoga Restaurant (1) and Neptune Diner (1). Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar service is available. Seating is for about 150. Catering and banquet facilities are available. All the restaurants trade in PA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Wichita, KS-based PLAYA AZUL has increased by 7 units, from 3 to 10 (233% growth). The restaurants 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 80. Locations are in KS, NE and Ok.

New York, NY-based BLACK TAP CRAFT BURGERS & BEER (founded 2015) has increased by 10 units, from 4 to 14 (250% growth) and entered into CA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Singapore, Switzerland and the UAE. This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 100. Online ordering and delivery options are available. Trading areas are CA, NV, NY, Bahrain, Kuwait, Singapore, Switzerland and the UAE.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Washington-based BRUCHI’S CHEESESTEAK & SUBS (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (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 60. Catering and online ordering are available. Stores are franchised and trade in CA, ID and WA. We last featured this concept on 7/24/18 (6% growth).

August 27, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Weston, FL-based PANNA NEW LATINO FOOD has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). These quick serve Mexican restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering is available. All the locations are in FL.

Houston, TX-based PAPPA’S BAR-B-Q (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit from 18 to 19 (6% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept 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. Catering and private party services are available. All the locations are in TX. Pappa’s Bar-B-Q is a subsidiary of Pappas Restaurants.

Tampa, FL-based PDQ FRESH TENDERS SALADS AND SANDWICHES (founded 2011) has increased by 17 units, from 56 to 73 (30% growth) and entered into NY and UT. This fast casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70 and catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, FL, GA, IL, NC, NJ, NV, NY, SC, TX and UT.

San Francisco, CA-based PHILZ COFFEE (founded 2003) has increased by 20 units, from 39 to 59 (51% growth) and entered into IL. This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Trading areas are CA, DC, and IL.

Portland OR-based PIZANO’S PIZZA (founded 2009) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served. The restaurants seat about 40 and offer delivery and private party services. Locations are in NV and OR.

Madison, WI-based PIZZA EXTREME (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in WI.

Venice, CA-based PITFIRE ARTISAN PIZZA (founded 1996) has added a new concept called GECCO (1), for an overall company increase from 10 to 11 (10% company growth). The other company concepts include: Pie Society Bar (1), Pitfire Artisan Pizza (7) and Supurb A Food And Bread (2). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Catering, banquet, online ordering and delivery are available. All locations are in CA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

St. Louis, MO-based PASTA HOUSE (founded in 1974) has increased by 2 units for the Pasta House concept, from 16 to 18 (13% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 17 to 19 (12% company growth). The company also operates Pronto (1). These family/casual Italian restaurants are 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 services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in IL and MO.

Port Saint Lucie, FL-based BIG APPLE PIZZA & PASTA (founded 1980) has increased by 3 units, from 7 to 10 (43% growth). This family/casual Italian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 50. Catering, private party, online ordering and delivery services are available. About half the restaurants are franchised. All the locations are in FL.

Austin, TX-based EL POLLO RICO has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). This quick serve Mexican restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 10. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

West Des Moines, IA-based B BOPS (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This quick serve burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer drive-thru service. All locations are in IA. We last featured this concept on 8/7/18 (13% growth).

August 20, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Chicago, IL-based BILLY GOAT TAVERN (founded 1934) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This family/casual concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are DC and IL.

Abbotsford, BC-based PANAGO PIZZA (founded 1986) has increased by 15 units, from 175 to 190 (9% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The restaurants have limited seating and offer delivery and online ordering service. All locations are franchised and trade in AB, BC, MB, ON and SK.

California-based EUREKA BURGER (founded 2009) has increased by 5 units, from 22 to 27 (23% 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 average seating for about 80. Trading areas are CA, TX and WA.

New York, NY-based FIG & OLIVE has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Mediterranean, French and Greek cuisines. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants seat about 125, with full bar service. Catering, banquet and delivery options are available. Trading areas are CA, DC, IL and NY.

Jupiter, FL-based PARK AVENUE BBQ & GRILLE (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept 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 125. Catering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Plano, TX-based MAIN EVENT (founded 1998) has increased by 10 units, from 34 to 44 (29% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, offering bowling, billiards and arcade activities. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with full bar service and average capacity for 750. Private event services are available. Trading areas are AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MO, NM, OH, OK, TN and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Florida-based BENTO ASIAN KITCHEN & SUSHI (founded 2002) has increased by 5 units, from 9 to 14 (56% growth). This fast casual Japanese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person price range. Restaurants have full bar and seating for about 300. Catering and delivery are available. All the locations are in FL.

Tarpon Springs, FL-based PAPPAS MARKET CAFE (founded 1975) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). This fast casual Greek cafe is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering is available. All locations trade in FL.

Arizona-based ANGRY CRAB & BBQ RESTAURANT has increased by 3 units, from 7 to 10 (43% growth). This family/casual Cajun/Creole concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200. All locations are in AZ. Franchise opportunities are available.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Texas-based BELLAGREEN (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This family/casual concept serves American and Italian cuisines. Full bar service is available. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with seating for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the locations trade in TX. We featured this concept on 2/6/18 (20% growth).

Evansville, IN-based AZZIP PIZZA (founded 2012) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% 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 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are IN and KY. We wrote about this concept on 8/14/18 (17% growth).

Nashville, TN-based 4-TOP HOSPITALITY (founded 2009) has increased by 1 unit for Char Restaurant, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and entered into AL. The company also operates Amerigo (5), Anjou Restaurant (1), Etc (1), Etch (1), Saltine (2) and Sombra Mexican Kitchen (2). Overall company increase was from 15 to 16 (7% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Mexican, American, Italian and French cuisines. Per person price range is $10-$30+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are offered. Trading areas are AL, MS and TN. We wrote about this company on 11/13/18 (15% growth).

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August 13, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Illinois-based EL TORO (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit for the El Toro concept, from 10 to 11 (10% concept growth). The company also operates Toro Loco (1). Overall company increase was from 11 to 12 (9% company growth). These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 100. Catering is available. Delivery is also available from select locations. Trading areas are IL, IN, KY and OH.

Plano, TX-based ZOE’S KITCHEN (founded 1995) has increased by 54 units, from 214 to 268 (25% growth). This fast casual Mediterranean concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 60. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, NC, NJ, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX and VA.

Brampton, ON-based MANDARIN RESTAURANT (founded 1979) has increased by 2 units, from 27 to 29 (7% growth). This Chinese buffet is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 300. Private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in ON.

Duncansville, PA-based MEADOWS ORIGINAL FROZEN CUSTARD (founded 1950) has increased by 1 unit, from 26 to 27 (4% growth). This quick serve custard shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating. Stores are franchised and trade in DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA and VA.

Dallas, TX-based LA MADELEINE BAKERY CAFE (founded 1983) has increased by 13 units, from 82 to 95 (16% growth). This fast casual French bakery/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 125. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, NC, OK, TX and VA.

West Palm Beach, FL-based HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS (founded 1995) has increased by 3 units, from 53 to 56 (6% growth). This family/casual concept specializes in chicken entrees. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 100. Catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, LA, MD, MN, NC, NY, OK, TN and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Indianapolis, IN-based CUNNINGHAM RESTAURANT GROUP has increased by 4 units for the Bru Burger concept, from 6 to 10 (67% concept growth) and added new concepts called Provision (1), Rize (1), Croute (1), Tavern At The Point (1) and Vida (1). Other company concepts are Boulder Creek (1), Café 251 (1), Charbonos (1), Livery (1), Mesh (2), Morlein Lager House (1), Stone Creek (6) and Union 50 Restaurant & Bar (1). Overall company increase was from 20 to 29 (45% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American, burgers, seafood, and South American cuisines. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in OH.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Davis, CA-based DOS COYOTES BORDER CAFE (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering and online ordering options are available. All locations trade in CA. We last featured this concept on 3/21/18 (11% growth).

August 6, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Livonia, MI-based OLGA’S KITCHEN (founded 1970) has increased by 2 units, from 26 to 28 (8% growth). This fast casual Mediterranean concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60, offering catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services. Trading areas are IL and MI.

Beverly Hills, CA-based BUFFALO’S (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth). This family/casual concept serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and average seating for 150. Catering, delivery and banquet services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in GA and TX.

Pittsburgh, PA-based BURGATORY (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This family/casual burger concept 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. All locations trade in PA.

Minnetonka, MN-based FAMOUS DAVE’S (founded 1995) has increased by 10 units, from 170 to 180 (6% growth). This family/casual BBQ 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 is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.

New York, NY-based CATCH HOSPITALITY GROUP (founded 2006) has increased by 1 unit for the Catch concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and entered into NV. The company also operates Catch Roof (1) and Lexington Brass (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving seafood, American and Asian cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for 150. Catering, banquet, online ordering and delivery services are available. Trading areas are CA, NV and NY.

Rockville, MD-based CRISP & JUICY (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 50. Locations are in MD and VA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Bronx, NY-based ROBERTO’S RESTAURANT has increased by 2 units for the Roberto concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth). The company also operates Trattori Zero Otto Nove (3). Overall company increase was from 4 to 6 (50% company growth). These upscale Italian restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 70. Banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Dublin, OH-based CITY BARBEQUE (founded 1999) has increased by 4 units, from 39 to 43 (10% growth) and entered into IL and MI. This family/casual BBQ 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 100. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. Trading areas are GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, NC, and OH

July 30, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Mount Laurel, NJ-based BOBBY CHEZ (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This take-out seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Catering service is available. All the locations are in NJ.

Texas-based BREAD ZEPPELIN has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This fast casual salad 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. All the locations are in TX.

Fort Collins, CO-based CHEBA HUT TOASTED SUBS (founded 1998) has increased by 9 units for the Cheba Hut concept, from 19 to 28 (47% concept growth) and entered into NV. The company also operates Steak Burgers @ The Forks (1) and The Forks Deli (1). Overall company increase was from 21 to 30 (43% company growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Catering and online ordering options are available. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OR and WI.

Irving, TX-based CHEDDAR’S SCRATCH KITCHEN (founded 1978) has increased by 3 units, from 167 to 170 (2% growth). This family/casual restaurant serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 200. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV.

New York, NY-based COYOTE UGLY SALOON (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 24 to 25 (4% growth). This casual nightclub-bar is open for dinner hours, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average unit has seating for about 200. Trading areas are CA, CO, FL, LA, NV, NY, OK, TN and TX.

Roanoke, VA-based COUNTRY COOKIN (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). This buffet concept serves American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $6-$15+. Seating is for about 150. Catering is available. All locations trade in VA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Knoxville, TN-based DENTON’S FAMILY FOODS (founded 1946) has increased by 2 units for the Wishbones concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth). The company also operates Denton’s (1). Overall company increase was from 2 to 4 (100% growth). These fast casual chicken concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average seating is for about 80. All the locations trade in TN.

Washington, DC-based EATWELL DC (founded 2003) has added 2 new concepts called Eat Well Natural Farm (1) and The Charles (1). Other company concepts are Commissary DC (1), Grillfish (1), Logan Tavern (1), The Bird (1) and The Pig (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% growth). The restaurants serve American cuisine and seafood, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and average seating for about 100. Online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are in DC.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

St Louis, MO-based LION’S CHOICE (founded 1967) has increased by 5 units, from 25 to 30 (20% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Drive-thru service is available. About half the units are franchised. All the locations trade in MO. We last featured this concept on 1/2/18 (4% growth).

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