Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Frisco, CO-based THE LOST CAJUN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). These family casual Cajun/Creole restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is available and seating is for about 50. Catering is also available. Trading areas are CO, MN, SC, TN and TX. We wrote about this concept on 12/8/15 (150% growth).
Lehi, UT-based COSTA VIDA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL (founded 2003) has increased by 4 units, from 76 to 80 (5% growth). These fast casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50 and catering and online ordering are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AB, AZ, CA, CO, GA, ID, IL, MO, NM, NV, TX, UT, WA and WY. We last featured this concept on 12/15/15 (7% growth).
Pleasanton, CA-based FAZ RESTAURANTS (founded 1986) has added a new concept called Bakery & Coffee Bar (1) for an overall company increase from 6 to 7 (17% growth). Other company concepts are Faz Restaurants (5) and Macarthur Park (1). These family style Mediterranean restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 300. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA. We featured this company on 12/1/5 (20% growth).
Dallas, TX-based CHILI’S GRILL & BAR (founded 1975) has increased by 11 units, from 1595 to 1606 (1% growth). This family/casual concept serves mostly American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering and online ordering options are available. About half of locations are franchised. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY. Chili’s is a subsidiary of Brinker International. We last featured this concept on 3/22/16 (1% growth).
Plano, TX-based ZOE’S KITCHEN (founded 1995) has increased by 39 units, from 175 to 214 (22% growth) and entered into CO, DE and KS. This fast casual Mediterranean concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Locations serve beer and wine and seat about 60. Catering is 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. Between 30% and 40% of units are franchised. We wrote about this concept on 1/19/16 (22% growth).