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March 14, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

New York, NY-based PAPAYA KING (founded 1932) has increased by 2 units, from 2 to 4 (100% growth) and entered into NV. These quick serve hot dog restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 30 and catering is available. Trading areas are NY and NV.

American Fork, UT-based ROXBERRY JUICE CO (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). These fast casual smoothie shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Limited seating is available. Locations are franchised and trade in UT.

San Diego, CA-based WINE STEALS (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This upscale wine bar concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is served and seating is for about 60. Banquet services are available. The restaurants are in CA.

Brentwood, TN-based BAR-B-CUTIE (founded 1950) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). These quick serve BBQ restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90 and catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in GA, OH, TN and TX.

Oakland, CA-based BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE (founded 2015) has increased by 11 units, from 22 to 33 (50% growth) and entered into Japan. These quick serve coffee shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Trading areas are CA and NY.

San Francisco, CA-based PAT KULETO RESTAURANTS (founded 1985) has added a new concept called Prospect, for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% growth). Other company concepts include: Boulevard (1), Epic Steak (1), Farallon (1) and Waterbar (1). The concepts are upscale, offering multiple cuisine types and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in CA.

 

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Portland, OR-based SALT & STRAW (founded 2011) has increased by 5 units, from 4 to 9 (125% growth). These quick serve ice cream/yogurt shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40 and catering service is available. Stores are in CA and OR.

Mesa, AZ-based ANGRY CRAB & BBQ RESTAURANT has increased by 3 units, from 3 to 6 (100% growth). These family casual Cajun/Creole 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 200. Locations are in AZ.

Ventura, CA-based YOLANDA’S MEXICAN CAFE (founded 1982) has increased by 2 units for the Snapper Jack’s Taco Shack, from 2 to 4 (100% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 6 to 8 (33% company growth). The company also operates Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe (4). These family style Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 200. Catering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Northbrook, IL-based LOU MALNATI’S PIZZA (founded 1971) has increased by 4 units, from 43 to 47 (9% growth) and entered into AZ. These Italian/pizza restaurants are mostly family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar is available and seating is for about 200. Some locations are take-out/delivery service only. Catering, banquet and online ordering options are also available. The restaurants trade in AZ and IL. We last featured this concept on 9/8/15 (19% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

February 21, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Santa Fe Springs, CA-based BLIZZ FROZEN YOGURT (founded 2009) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These quick serve yogurt shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Shops have limited seating. Catering service is offered. Locations are franchised and trade in CA and NV.

Houston, TX-based LA CANTINA MEXICAN GRILL has increased by 1 unit for the Chulas Sports Cantina concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth). The company also operates 3 La Cantina locations. Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% company growth). These family/casual Mexican sports bar concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 300, offering catering and private party services. All the restaurants are in TX.

Minneapolis, MN-based GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit for the Granite City concept, from 34 to 35 (3% concept growth). The company also operates the 5-unit Cadillac Ranch concept. Overall company increase was from 39 to 40 (3% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 250. Trading areas are FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, TN and WI.

Burlington, ON-based SIR CORP (TSE:SRV.UN) has increased by 3 units for the Jack Astor’s concept, from 38 to 41 (8% concept growth) and entered into NL. The company also increased by 3 units for the Scaddabush Italian Kitchen concept, from 2 to 5 (150% concept growth). The company also operates Alice Fazooli’s (2), Canyon Creek Chophouse (8), Duke’s Refresher + Bar (1), Loose Moose (1) and Reds (2). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American and Italian cuisines. Per person check average is $10-$30+, open for lunch and dinner. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are AB, NL, NS, NY, ON and PQ.

 

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Pasadena, CA-based LAWRY’S RESTAURANTS INC (founded 1938) has increased by 1 unit for the Lawry’s The Prime Rib concept, from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Side Door concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 14 to 16 (14% growth). Other company concepts include: Five Crowns (1), Lawry’s Carvery (2) and Tam O’ Shanter Inn (1). These upscale restaurant concepts serve American and Irish cuisines and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+. Restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 300. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, IL, NV and TX.

Overland Park, KS-based TANNER’S BAR & GRILL (founded 1985) has increased by 5 units, from 16 to 21 (31% growth) and entered into IA.  This family/casual bar and grill concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Units seat about 200 and offer catering, online ordering and private party services.  Trading areas are IA, KS, MO, NE and WI.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Toledo, OH-based MARCO’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 72 units, from 706 to 778 (10% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have limited seating and offer catering, delivery and online ordering options. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WV. We last featured this concept on 7/19/16 (23% growth).

Bloomington, IL-based MEAT HEADS BURGERS & FRIES (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 60. Trading areas are IL and IN. We last wrote about this company on 8/25/15 (33% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

February 15, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Dallas, TX-based MARISCOS LA REYNA (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family style Mexican seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 150. Banquet rooms are available Locations are in TX.

Raleigh, NC-based LM RESTAURANTS (founded 1999) has increased by 3 units for their Carolina Ale House concept, from 26 to 29 (12% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 31 to 34 (10% growth). Other company concepts include: Bluewater Waterfront Grill (1), Henry’s (1), Hops Supply Co (1), Oceanic Oceanfront Dining (1) and Taverna Agora (1). These family style restaurant concepts serve mostly American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 300. Catering is also available. Trading areas are FL, GA, NC, SC, TN and TX.

Dayton, OH-based EL TORO BAR & GRILL has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 200. Private party services are available. All the locations are in OH.

Roswell, NM-based CATTLE BARON RESTAURANTS INC (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit for the Cattle Baron Steakhouse concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth). The company also operates Farley’s Pub (3) and Pasta Café (1). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving steak, Italian and bar and grill foods. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for around 250. Catering is available. Locations trade in NM and TX.

Dallas, TX-based LA MADELEINE BAKERY CAFE (founded 1983) has increased by 9 units, from 73 to 82 (12% growth) and entered into AR, FL and NC. These fast casual bakery/cafes are 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, private party and online ordering options are available. Stores are franchised and trade in AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, NC, OK, TX and VA.

 

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Brooklyn, NY-based CAFE GRUMPY (founded 2005) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). These coffee and tea restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 20. All are located in NY.

New York, NY-based HARU (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). These family casual sushi restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurantse have full bar service and seating for about 200. Catering, private party and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are NY and MA.

Washington, DC-based THINKFOODGROUP (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the Jaleo concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth), 1 unit for the Minibar By José Andrés concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth), 2 units for The Bazaar, from 2 to 4 (100% concept growth) and added new concepts: Fish (1), China Chilicano (1), J(1) and Beefsteak (5) for an overall company increase from 19 to 31 (63% growth) and entered into PA. Other company concepts include: America Eats Tavern (1), China Poblano (1), E (1), Hyde Lounge (4), Mi Casa By Jose Andres (1), Oyamel (1), Saam (1), Tres (1) and Zaytinya (1). These upscale Spanish restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 200. Catering is also available. Trading areas are CA, DC, FL, MD, NV, PA and VA.

Chicago, IL-based YOLK (founded 2003) has increased by 6 units, from 7 to 13 (86% growth). These family style restaurants specialize in breakfast foods and are open for breakfast and lunch. Per person price range is $6-$15+. Seating is for about 100 and catering is available. Trading areas are IL, IN and TX.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

La Grange, KY-based HOMETOWN PIZZA (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). These family style Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 100. Catering and delivery are available. All the locations are in KY. We wrote about this concept on 9/22/15 (6% growth).

Maryland Heights, MO-based HOTSHOTS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth) and entered into AR. These family casual sports bar restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. Catering and private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, IL, MO and NC. We featured this concept on 9/15/15 (8% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

Sit-down Service restaurant growth over the past 5 years.

The following graph shows restaurant openings over the last five years.  We have only included restaurants that have waitstaff.  This includes both fine dining as well as family/casual, less expensive dining.  Both independent operators and multi unit chain locations are included.

Our data shows a very consistent rate of growth in the casual/upscale dining segment over the last 5 years.   Sit-down service accounts for just slightly more than 50% of the overall total of restaurant openings. The following graph shows the overall number restaurant opening totals, waiter service totals and total percentages.

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February 7, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Toronto, ON-based THE BAGEL STOP (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth). These quick serve bakery/cafes are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20 and catering is available. Trading areas are BC and ON.

Los Angeles, CA-based MI LINDO NAYARIT (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family style 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 40. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Guelph, ON-based THE NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP (founded 1992) has added a new concept, Miijidaa Café + Bistro, for an overall company increase from 3 to 4 (33% growth). Other company concepts include: The Woolwich Arrow Pub (1) and Borealis Grille & Bar (2). These family style American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 80. All the restaurants trade in ON.

Tacoma, WA-based RAM INTERNATIONAL (founded 1971) has increased by 2 units for the Ram Restaurant concept, from 21 to 23 (10% concept growth) and by 2 units for the Cb & Potts concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 29 to 33 (14% growth). The company also operates C. I. Shenanigan’s (1). These family style American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Restaurants have full bar and seating for about 300. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are CO, ID, IL, IN, OR and WA.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based MARCUS SAMUELSON GROUP has added 3 new concepts called Eatery Social Taqueria, Streetbird and Marcus’ Bermuda for an overall company increase from 7 to 10 (43% growth). Other company concepts include: American Table At Lincoln Center (1), American Table Brasserie (1), Ginny’s Supper Club (1), Kitchen Table (1), Marc Burger At Macy’s Chicago (1), Norda Bar & Grill (1) and Red Rooster (1). These upscale restaurants serve multiple cuisine types and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and seating is for about 100. Trading areas are IL and NY.

San Francisco, CA-based MIXT GREENS (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit for the Split Bread concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Mixt Greens concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 10 to 12 (20% company growth). These fast/casual sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 40. Catering is available. All locations are in CA.

New York, NY-based MYRIAD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1985) has added 2 new concepts, Nobu London and Daily Burger, for an overall company increase from 6 to 8 (33% growth). Other company concepts include: Porsche Grill (1), Batard (1), Nobu Fifty Seven (1), Nobu New York (1), Nobu Next Door (1) and Tribeca Grill (1). The restaurants are upscale, offering multiple types of cuisines. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 175. Catering service is available. The restaurants are all in NY.

Sacramento, CA-based ZOCALO (founded 2004) has increased by 2 units for the Zolcalo concept, from 1 to 3 (33% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 2 to 4 (100% company growth). The company also operates Ernesto’s (1). These upscale Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering is available. The restaurants are located in CA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Atlanta, GA-based METROTAINMENT CAFES (founded 1991) has added a new concept called Hudson FC Other company concepts include: Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits (1), Einstein’s (1), Guaco Joe’s (1), Hudson Grill (7), Joe’s On Jupiter (1), Metrotainment Bakery (1) and Sugar Shack (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 14 (8% growth). These family style American cuisine restaurants 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 is also available. All the restaurants are in GA. We last featured this company on 9/1/15 (18% growth).

Roseville, CA-based THE BEACH HUT DELI has increased by 4 units, from 37 to 41 (11% growth) and entered into OR. These fast/casual sandwich 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 60. Catering is available. Locations are in CA, NV and OR. We featured this concept on 8/11/15 (3% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

February 1, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

San Jose, CA-based LEE’S SANDWICHES (founded 2001) has increased by 3 units, from 57 to 60 (5% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 30 and offer catering, online ordering and drive-thru services. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OK, OR and TX. Franchising is available.

Arizona-based FLO’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Chinese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 125. Catering is available. All the locations are in AZ.

Irvine, CA-based IN-N-OUT BURGERS (founded 1948) has increased by 23 units, from 301 to 324 (8% growth) and entered into OR. This quick serve burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 80 and offer catering and drive-thru options. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OR, TX and UT.

Beaumont, TX-based JASON’S DELI (founded 1976) has increased by 5 units, from 253 to 258 (2% growth) and entered into PA. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine, with average seating for around 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. The restaurants trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WI. Franchise opportunities are available.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Indiana-based CHICAGO’S PIZZA (founded 1979) has increased by 2 units, from 13 to 15 (15% 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 average seating is for around 50. Delivery is available. Locations are franchised and trade in IN.

San Antonio, TX-based SEA ISLAND SHRIMP HOUSE (founded 1965) has increased by 1 unit for the Sea Island Shrimp House concept, from 6 to 7 (17% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Papouli’s Greek Grill concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth). The company also operates Tiago’s Cabo Grille (2). Overall company increase was from 12 to 14 (17% company growth). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet facilities are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Chicago, IL-based FOUR STAR RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2003) has added 2 new concepts called Tuco And Blondie and The Windsor. The company also operates Crosby’s Kitchen (1), D.O.C Wine Bar (2), Dunlay’s (2), Frasca (1), Remington’s (1) and Smoke Daddy’s (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving mostly American cuisine. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for dinner only. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 100. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are in IL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Southlake, TX-based DEL FRISCO’S RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1981) has increased by 4 units for the Del Frisco’s Grille concept, from 19 to 23 (21% concept growth). The company also operates Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (12) and Sullivan’s Steakhouse (18). These upscale steakhouse concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. All the restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and private party facilities are available. Trading areas are AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, NC, NE, NV, NY, PA, TX and WA. We last featured this company on 7/21/15 (14% growth).

Dallas, TX-based BOSTON’S THE GOURMET PIZZA (founded 1964) has increased by 11 units, from 401 to 412 (3% growth). This is a family/casual pizzeria/sports bar concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 250. Private party facilities are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, MB, MD, MI, MN, MT, NB, NL, NS, NT, OH, ON, PA, PE, PQ, SD, SK, TX, UT, VA, WA, YT and Mexico. We wrote about this concept on 12/1/15 (2% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

January 24, 2017

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Kansas city, MO-based PLANET SUB (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units, from 34 to 37 (9% growth). These quick serve sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 70 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, IA, KS, MO, OH, OK, SD and TX. Locations are franchised.

Salt Lake City, UT-based RANCHERITO’S MEXICAN FOOD (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). These quick serve Mexican restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 80. All the locations are in UT.

Alpharetta, GA-based RAY’S NEW YORK PIZZA (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These family style Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Catering and delivery are available. All the restaurants are in GA.

Cicero, IL-based STEAK N EGGER (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This quick serve concepts serves American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+. Seating is for about 40 and catering is available. All the locations are in IL.

Potomac, MD-based POTOMAC PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased 1 unit for their Potomac Pizza concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). The company also operates Potomac Village Deli (1). These fast casual Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Locations are in MD.

Pittsburgh, PA-based DOUBLE WIDE GRILL has increased by 1 unit for the Double Wide Grill concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Beehive Coffee (1), Lava Lounge (1), Rowdy Buck (1) and Tiki Lounge (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving BBQ and American cuisines, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in PA.

Columbus, OH-based CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS (founded 1986) has increased by 64 units, from 523 to 587 (12% growth). These fast casual sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Most stores are located in mall food courts. Catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WV.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Charlotte, NC-based THE HICKORY TAVERN (founded 1997) has increased by 5 units for the Hickory Tavern concept, from 15 to 20 (33% concept growth) and by 2 units for Charbar No 7, from 3 to 5 (67% concept growth) and entered into TN. Overall company increase was from 18 to 25 (39% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 125. Catering is available. Trading areas are AL, NC, SC and TN.

Washington-based BRUCHI’S CHEESESTEAK & SUBS (founded 1990) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth) and entered into CA. These quick serve sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 60 and offer catering service. Locations are franchised and trade in CA and WA.

Eugene, OR-based CAFE YUMM (founded 1997) has increased by 4 units, from 15 to 19 (27% growth). This fast casual sandwich concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 90. Catering is available. All locations are franchised and trade in OR and WA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Tulsa, OK-based RIB CRIB (founded 1992) has increased by 2 units, from 59 to 61 (3% growth). These family casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are AR, FL, IA, KS, MO, NM, OK and TX. About half the units are franchised. We last featured this concept on 9/8/15 (13% growth).

Las Vegas, NV-based CAPRIOTTI’S SANDWICH SHOP (founded 1976) has increased by 17 units, from 88 to 105 (19% growth). This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 30 and offer catering and online ordering options. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, MA, MD, MI, NE, NV, PA, UT, VA, WA and WI. We last wrote about this concept on 2/9/16 (4% growth).

The Colony, TX-based PIE FIVE PIZZA CO (founded 2011) has increased by 3 units, from 105 to 108 (3% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 100. Catering is available. All units are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, OK, TN, TX and VA. Pie Five is a subsidiary of Rave Restaurant Group. We last featured this concept on 3/8/16 (139% growth).

 

 

 

 

 

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Omaha, NE-based PEPPERJAX GRILL (founded 2002) has increased by 9 units, from 31 to 40 (29% growth). These fast casual sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer service is sold and seating is for about 100. Trading areas are IA, KS, MN, MO, NE and SD.

Stafford, TX-based PEPPERONI’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30 and catering is available. All stores are located in TX.

Tampa, FL-based MR. EMPANADA (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). These quick serve South American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 30 and catering is available. Units are franchised and trade in FL.

Diamond Bar, CA-based ONO HAWAIIAN BBQ has increased by 10 units, from 54 to 64 (19% growth). These quick serve Hawaiian restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50 and catering is available. Trading areas are AZ and CA.

India Shores, FL-based ORIGINAL PIZZA & RESTAURANT (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These family style pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are offered and seating is for about 60. Catering and delivery are available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

Grants Pass, OR-based DUTCH BROS COFFEE (founded 1992) has increased by 10 units, from 255 to 265 (4% growth). This fast casual coffee concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have limited seating and offer drive-thru service. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR and WA.

Orlando, FL-based LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 482 to 483 (1% growth). This family/casual steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Units seat about 250 and offer full bar service. Trading areas are AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI and WV. Longhorn Steakhouse is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

Atlanta, GA-based PAPI’S CUBAN & CARIBBEAN GRILL (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine and seating about 60. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in GA.

Stanwood, WA-based ALFY’S PIZZA (founded 1973) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Locations serve beer and wine and offer seating for around 150. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are in WA.

New York, NY-based CHARLIE PALMER GROUP (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit with the addition of a new concept called St Cloud. Other company concepts are Aureole + Liberty Room (2), Briscola (1), Burritt Room + Tavern At The Mystic (1), Charlie Palmer @ The Knick (1), Charlie Palmer Steak (4), Crimson & Rye (1), Dry Creek Kitchen & Spirit Bar (1), Harvest Table (1), Jake’s @ The Knick (1) and Upper Story (1). Overall company increase was from 14 to 15 (7% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving multiple cuisine types. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check aveage. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for around 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are CA, DC, NV and NY.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Chicago, IL-based FEAST has increased by 3 units for the Goddess and Grocer concept, from 4 to 7 (75% concept growth). The company also operates the 1-unit concept called Feast. Overall company increase was from 5 to 8 (60% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serve American cuisine. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party facilities are available. All the restaurants are in IL.

Langley, BC-based JUICE ZONE (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, for the Go-Grill concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth), 1 unit for the Pure Health concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Yo-Good concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 13 to 16 (23% company growth), entering into NY and NJ. The company also operates Juice Zone (3). These quick serve juice/smoothie restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30 and catering is available. Trading areas are BC, CT, FL, NJ, NY, PE, SK and WA. Locations are franchised.

Costa Mesa, CA-based KING’S SEAFOOD CO (founded 1945) has increased by 2 units for the Water Grill concept, from 3 to 5 (67% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 18 to 20 (11% growth). Other company concepts include: 55 East American Steakhouse (1), Fish Camp (1), King’s Fish House (11), Lou & Mickey’s (1) and Pier Burger (1). These upscale restaurants serve mostly seafood and American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service. Seating is for about 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA and NV.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Annapolis, MD-based LEDO PIZZA (founded 1955) has increased by 2 units for the Ledo Pizza concept, from 98 to 100 (2% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Urban Bar-B-Que concept, from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth).  Overall company increase was from 107 to 110 (3% company growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Full bar service is available at select locations.  Average seating is for about 90.  Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in DC, FL, MD, SC, VA and WV.  We last featured this company on 7/14/15 (3% growth).

 

 

 

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