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January 29, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Tampa, FL-based GRILLSMITH (founded 2004) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual bar and grill concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Units have seating for about 200, with private party services. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Fort Lauderdale, FL-based THE WHOLE ENCHILADA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% 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. Seating is for about 100. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in FL. Franchise opportunities are now available.

Oakville, ON-based BURGER KING (founded 1954) has increased by 986 units, from 16253 to 17239 (6% growth). This quick serve burger concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 100. Drive-thru service is available. All units are franchised and trade in AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NB, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NL, NM, NS, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PE, PQ, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY and worldwide, Burger King is a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International.

Lakewood, OH-based ALADDIN’S EATERY (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 29 to 30 (3% 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 the average unit has seating for about 50. Catering and online ordering services are available. Units are franchised and trade in IN, NC, OH and PA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Los Angeles, CA-based MENDOCINO FARMS SANDWICH MARKET (founded 2005) has increased by 5 units for the Mendocino Farms concept, from 18 to 23 (28% concept growth). The company also operates a concept called Blue Cow Kitchen (1). Overall company increase was from 19 to 24 (26% company growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine and have seating for about 50. Catering and delivery are available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Las Vegas, NV-based PUTTERS BAR & GRILL (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). This family/casual bar and grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in NV.

Carlton, TX-based SHELL SHACK (founded 2013) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). This family/casual seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. Franchising is available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Atlanta, GA-based MCALISTER’S DELI (founded 1989) has increased by 26 units, from 419 to 445 (6% growth) and entered into WI. This fast casual sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WY. McAlister’s is a subsidiary of Focus Brands. We last featured this concept on 5/29/18 (11% growth).

Naperville, IL-based NAF NAF GRILL (founded 2009) has increased by 1 unit, from 35 to 36 (3% growth) and entered into DC. This fast casual Middle Eastern concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are DC, IL, MN, NJ, OH, PA and WI. We last featured them on 10/3/17 (94% growth).

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based JOHN’S INCREDIBLE PIZZA CO (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). This pizza buffet is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served. Average unit has seating for about 750. The restaurants specialize in children’s parties and amusement games. Trading areas are CA, NV and OR. We last wrote about this concept on 10/24/17 (9% growth).

January 22, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Birmingham, AL-based GUTHRIE’S CHICKEN FINGERS (founded 1965) has increased by 2 units, from 26 to 28 (8% growth). These quick serve chicken restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are AL, FL, GA, KY, OH and TN.

St Paul, MN-based GREEN MILL RESTAURANT & BAR (founded 1935) has increased by 5 units for the Crooked Pint Ale concept, from 6 to 11 (83% concept growth). The company also operates the 24-unit Green Mill Restaurants & Bar concept. These family/casual American and Italian style restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Catering, delivery and online orderijng services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in MN and WI.

Nashville, TN-based J ALEXANDER’S (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit for the Redlands Grill concept, from 11 to 12 (9% concept growth) and by 3 units for the Stoney River Restaurants concept, from 10 to 13 (30% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 40 to 44 (10% company growth). The company also operates J Alexander’s (19). These family/casual American bar and grill concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 300. Catering is available. Trading areas are AL, CO, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, OH, TN and TX.

Atlanta, GA-based THIS IS IT BBQ & SEAFOOD (founded 1983) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 80 and catering, online ordering and private party options are available. Franchising is available. All the restaurants are located in GA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Memphis, TN-based ALLSTARS HOT WINGS has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This fast casual chicken wings concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 20. All the locations are in TN.

Texas-based FAJITA PETE’S (founded 2002) has increased by 3 units, from 7 to 10 (43% growth). This family/casual Mexican restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100. Catering, banquet and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Athens, GA-based JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE (founded 1994) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth). 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 20. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are GA and TN.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Muncie,IN-based GREEK’S PIZZERIA (founded 1969) has increased by 6 units, from 20 to 26 (30% 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 and seating is for about 40. Delivery is available. All stores are franchised and are located in IN. We wrote about this concept on 10/3/17 (5% growth).

Gardena, CA-based GYU-KAKU (founded 1996) has increased by 10 units, from 44 to 54 (23% growth). These family/casual Japanese-style 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 200. Banquet services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, BC, CA, FL, HI, IL, MA, NV, NY, ON, PA, PQ and TX. We last featured this concept on 9/26/17 (19% growth).

Richardson, TX-based GOLDEN CHICK (founded 1978) has increased by 11 units for the Golden Chick concept, from 172 to 183 (6% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Jalapeno Tree concept, from 13 to 14 (8% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 185 to 197 (6% company growth). Golden Chick is a quick serve chicken restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Catering, delivery and drive-thru services are available. Jalapeno Tree is a family/casual Mexican concept, open for lunch and dinner, with full bar service. Per person price range is $8-$20+, with average seating for about 200. Company trading areas are GA, OK, SC and TX. We last featured this company on 10/17/17 (8% growth).

January 15, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

North Palm Beach, FL-based BURGERFI (founded 2011) has increased by 31 units, from 69 to 100 (45% growth) and entered into IN, KY and NE. This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Average seating is for about 60. Online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in AK, AL, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, TX and VA.

Tampa, FL-based FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units, from 67 to 70 (4% growth). This upscale steak and seafood concept is open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 250. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI. Fleming’s is a subsidiary of Bloomin Brands.

Cincinnati, OH-based GOLD STAR CHILI (founded 1965) has increased by 24 units for the Gold Star Chili concept, from 57 to 81 (42% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 77 to 101 (31% company growth). The other company concept is Tom & Chee (20). These quick serve American restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. The restaurants are franchised and located in CO, GA, IN, KY, LA, MI, OH, PA, TN, TX and UT.

Sacramento, CA-based ZOCALO has increased by 1 unit for the Zocalo concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Ernesto’s (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 4 (33% company growth). These upscale Mexican restaurant concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Washington, DC-based MANNY & OLGA’S PIZZA (founded 1974) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). This quick serve restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 40 and offer delivery and online ordering options. Trading areas are DC and MD.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Geneva, NY-based CAM’S PIZZERIA (founded 1980) has increased by 4 units, from 13 to 17 (31% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 10. Delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Florida-based MULLIGAN’S BEACH HOUSE BAR & GRILL (founded 1998) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This family/casual American and seafood concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. Catering and private party services are available. All the locations are in FL.

Irvine, CA-based CALIFORNIA FISH GRILL (founded 1998) has increased by 5 units, from 19 to 24 (26% growth). 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. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Texas-based SOULMAN’S BBQ RESTAURANTS (founded 1974) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150, offering catering, banquet and online ordering services. All locations are in TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Dallas, TX-based FRONT BURNER RESTAURANTS (founded 2005) has increased by 5 units for the Twin Peaks Restaurant concept, from 83 to 88 (6% concept growth). The company also operates Ranch At Las Colinas (1) and Ojos Locos Sports Cantina (9). These family/casual American and Mexican 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 225. Private party services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, OK, SC, TN, TX and WA. We last featured this company on 12/5/17 (8% growth).

California-based POQUITO MAS (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 90. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. All the restaurants are located in CA. We last featured this concept on 9/12/17 (11% growth).

January 8, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Nitro, WV-based TUDOR’S BISCUIT WORLD (founded 1980) has increased by 5 units, from 65 to 70 (8% growth). This family/casual American restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50. All units are franchised and trade in KY, OH and WV.

Dallas, TX-based MARISCOS 2000 has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual Mexican seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 100. All the restaurants trade in TX.

Michigan-based CHICKEN SHACK (founded 1956) has increased by 1 unit, from 20 to 21 (5% growth). This quick serve chicken restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Catering, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. All locations are in MI. Franchise opportunities are available.

Portland, OR-based PINE STATE BISCUITS (founded 2006) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual concept is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Some locations have full bar service, others serve beer and wine only. Average unit seats about 60. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in OR.

Charlotte, NC-based BGR THE BURGER JOINT (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit, from 22 to 23 (5% growth) and entered into NJ. This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit seats about 50. Catering and private party services are available. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are DC, GA, MD, NY, SC, TN and VA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Jacksonville, FL-based SHEIK SANDWICHES (founded 1972) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. All the locations are in FL.

New York-based RAFAEL PALOMINO RESTAURANTS has added 2 new concepts called THe Flying Egg and Urbano. Other company concepts are B Square Burgers & Booze (1), Cachette Bistro (1), Mesa Modern Mexican (1), Pacifico (1), Sonora (1) and Tapas On Main (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 8 (33% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving South American, Mexican, Spanish and American cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and seating for about 150. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are CT, FL, NY and PA.

New York, NY-based WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE (founded 2004) has increased by 6 units, from 13 to 19 (46% growth). These upscale steakhouses are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are CA, FL, HI, NJ, NY and Asia.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Houston, TX-based SAM’S BOAT GULF COAST KITCHEN & SPORTS BAR (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family/casual seafood and sports bars are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250, with private party service. All locations are in TX. Franchise opportunities are available. We last featured this concept on 11/1/17 (20% growth).

Baton Rouge, LA-based C C’S COFFEE HOUSE (founded 1995) has increased by 12 units, from 33 to 45 (36% growth). 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 20. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are LA and MS. We featured this concept on 10/24/17 (6% growth).

Plano, TX-based FOGO DE CHAO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1979) has increased by 3 units, from 49 to 52 (6% growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available. Seating is for about 200. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, WA, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico and the Middle East. We wrote about this concept on 11/29/17 (14% growth).

January 2, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Nashville, TN-based BONGO JAVA (founded 1993) has added a new concept called Jefferson Street Cafe (1 unit). Other company concepts are Bongo East & Game Point Cafe (1), Bongo Java (2), Box Bongo & Bakery (1), Fenwick’s 300 (1), Fido Fetch! | Fido’s Grab-n-go (1) and Grins Vegetarian Café @ Vanderbuilt U (1). Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% company growth). These quick serve coffee shop/bakery cafe concepts are open for breakfast and lunch hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Online ordering is available. All the locations are in TN.

Kansas City, MO-based 54TH STREET GRILL & BAR (founded 1990) has increased by 3 units, from 26 to 29 (12% growth). This family/casual sports bar concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have seating for about 200. Trading areas are IL, KS, MO and TX.

Denver, CO-based MICI HANDCRAFTED ITALIAN (founded 2004) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This fast casual concept serves pizza, gelato and Italian food. Beer and wine are served. Average unit has seating for about 80. Catering and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are located in CO.

New York, NY-based 16 HANDLES (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit, from 35 to 36 (3% growth). This quick serve frozen yogurt shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 30. Catering and online ordering options are available. The stores are franchised and trade in CT, FL, NJ and NY.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

San Leandro, CA-based GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE COMPANY (founded 1852) has increased by 7 units, from 19 to 26 (37% growth). This quick serve ice cream and chocolate shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Limited seating is available. Trading areas are CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, NV and TX.

Boston, MA-based OATH PIZZA (founded 2015) has increased by 3 units, from 9 to 12 (33% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. All the restaurants are located in MA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Oklahoma City, OK-based SONIC DRIVE-IN (NASDAQ:SONC; founded 1953) has increased by 21 units, from 3593 to 3614 (1% growth). This quick serve burger shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have average seating for about 50. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY. We last featured this concept on 1/30/18 (1% growth).

Florida-based JIMMY HULA’S (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This fast casual Hawaiian and Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 125. Catering is available. Units are franchised and all trade in FL. We featured this concept on 9/5/17 (30% growth).

December 18, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based BLT RESTAURANTS E SQUARED HOSPITALITY (founded 2004) has added a new concept called Dez (1) and increased by 1 unit for the BLT Burger concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth), 1 unit for the Casa Nona concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and by 5 units for the By Chloe concept, from 9 to 14 (56% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 31 to 38 (23% growth). The other company concepts include: Blt Prime (2), Blt Prime By David Burke (1), Blt Steak (12) Horchata (1), Grand Tavern 62 (1), The Florentine (1) and The Wayfarer (1). These upscale steak and seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are CA, DC, FL, IL, MA, NC, NV and NY.

Orlando, FL-based BAHAMA BREEZE has increased by 4 units, from 36 to 40 (11% growth). This family/casual Caribbean restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and the average unit has seating for around 250. Catering is available. Trading areas are DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA and WA. Bahama Breeze is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

Orlando, FL-based EARL OF SANDWICH (founded 2004) has increased by 6 units, from 25 to 31 (24% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 50. Catering and online ordering services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in CA, FL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NV, NY, PA and TX.

Scottsdale, AZ-based PICAZZO’S HEALTHY ITALIAN KITCHEN (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual Italian and pizza concept 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, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Maryland-based MEXICO RESTAURANT (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit for the Plaza Mexico concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and entered into DE. The company also operates Mexico Restaurant (2 units). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available. Average seating is for about 150. Catering and banquet services are offered. Trading areas are DE and MD.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Flagstaff, AZ-based PLATED PROJECTS LLC has increased by 2 units for the Over Easy concept, from 2 to 4 (100% concept growth) and added new concepts called Citizen Pie (1) and Whiskey and Whiskey (1). Other company concepts are Oakmont|Marquee (1), Taverna (1) and The Mayor Kitchen Bar Patio (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 9 (50% growth). The concepts are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Multiple cuisines are served, including American, Greek, pizza and Mediterranean. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Washington, DC-based &PIZZA (founded 2012) has increased by 9 units, from 24 to 33 (38% growth). These fast casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Seating is for about 60. Trading areas are DC, MD, NY, PA and VA. We wrote about this concept on 11/29/17 (41% growth).

Grapevine, TX-based COTTON PATCH CAFE (founded 1989) has increased by 2 units, from 53 to 55 (4% growth). These family/casual cafes serve American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 100. Catering is available. Trading areas are AR, NM, OK and TX. We last featured this concept on 3/26/18 (13% growth).

December 11, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Orlando, FL-based LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1981) has increased by 23 units, from 483 to 506 (5% growth). This family/casual steakhouse 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. 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.

Houston, TX-based AVALON DINER (founded 1938) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast and lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Units have seating for about 100. Catering and online ordering are available. All the restaurants trade in TX.

Cincinnati, OH-based BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS (founded 1984) has increased by 2 units, from 55 to 57 (4% growth) and entered into KS and MN. The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in chicken entrees. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Per person check average is $8-$20+, offering catering and online ordering options. All units are franchised and trade in CA, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MN, NC, ND, NE, OH, SD and TX.

Tampa, FL-based NORI JAPAN has increased by 2 units, from 31 to 33 (6% growth). This fast casual Japanese concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The restaurants are located in mall food courts. All the stores are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CO, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI. Nori Japan is a subsidiary of Innovated Restaurant Group.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Virginia-based CHEF GEOFF’S has added a new concept called Tortilla Coast (1) and a 4-unit concept called Cafe Deluxe. Other company concepts are Chef Geoff’s (2) and Lia’s (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 8 (167% company growth). The restaurant concepts are upscale, serving American and Mexican cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and average seating for around 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are DC, MD and VA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Utah-based CAFE ZUPAS (founded 2004) has increased by 7 units, from 51 to 58 (14% growth). This fast casual cafe serves sandwiches, soups and salads, with seating for about 50. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are AZ, ID, IL, MN, NV, OH, UT and WI. We last featured this concept on 4/3/18 (13% growth).

Yorba Linda, CA-based CREAMISTRY (founded 2013) has increased by 21 units, from 43 to 64 (49% growth) and entered into GA, NV, NY and China. These quick serve ice cream shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Catering is available. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, GA, LA, NV, NY, TX and China. We featured this concept on 3/6/18 (48% growth).

December 4, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Orlando, FL-based OLIVE GARDEN (founded 1982) has increased by 15 units, from 843 to 858 (2% growth). This family/casual Italian concept 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 online ordering are available. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY. Olive Garden is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

Myrtle Beach, SC-based DIVINE DINING GROUP (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for the Ultimate California Pizza concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth). Other company concepts are Bubba’s Fish Shack (1), Divine Prime/Wine & Tapas Bar (1), Nacho Hippo (2), Pawley’s Raw Bar (1) and River City Cafe (7). Overall company increase was from 17 to 18 (6% growth). These family/casual concepts serve steak, seafood and Mexican cuisines. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 125. Delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in SC.

Tampa, FL-based RUBY THAI KITCHEN has increased by 13 units, from 52 to 65 (25% growth) and entered into IN, NB, NC, NH, OK, PA, RI and TN. This fast casual Thai concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations are mostly located in mall food courts. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, CA, DE, FL, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, NB, NC, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX and WA. Ruby Thai Kitchen is a subsidiary of Innovated Restaurant Group.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Chattanooga, TN-based YELLOW DELI (founded 1973) has increased by 3 units, from 12 to 15 (25% growth). This family/casual deli and bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Average unit has seating for about 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are BC, CA, CO, NC, NY, ON, TN and VT.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Eugene, OR-based CAFE YUMM (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth). This fast casual cafe and sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 90. Catering service is available. Locations are franchised and trade in OR and WA. We last featured this concept on 7/26/17 (11% growth).

Seattle, WA-based CALIBURGER (founded 2011) has increased by 20 units, from 23 to 43 (87% growth) and entered into DC and FL. This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in BC, CA, DC, FL, MD and WA. We featured this company on 10/10/17 (5% growth).

November 27, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Phoenix, AZ-based NYPD PIZZA (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% 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 70. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants trade in AZ.

New York, NY-based NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1990) has added a new concept called Scopa. Other company concepts are Arte Café (1), Bocca Di Bacco (3) and Il Bastardo (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are upscale Italian concepts, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and average seating for about 125. Catering, delivery, banquet and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Orlando, FL-based SEASONS 52 (founded 2003) has increased by 2 units, from 40 to 42 (5% growth) and entered into MI, NC and NM. This family/casual concept serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 250. Catering is available. Trading areas are AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX and VA. Seasons 52 is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

Ocean City, MD-based DUMSER’S ICE CREAM (founded 1939) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This quick serve ice cream shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. All the shops are in MD.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Chicago, IL-based DOC B’S FRESH KITCHEN (founded 2013) has increased by 3 units, from 5 to 8 (60% growth) and entered into TX. This fast casual concept serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are FL, IL and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

New York, NY-based GERBER GROUP (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit with the addition of a new concept called Taco Electrico. Other company concepts are Irvington (1), Kingside (1), Max Bar (1), Mr. Purple (1), Red21 (1), The Campbell (1), The Roof (1), W Lounge (1) and Whiskey Blue (2). Overall company increase was from 10 to 11 (10% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving mostly American cuisine. Per person price range is $15-$50+, open for lunch and dinner. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Banquet rooms are available. We last featured this company on 3/21/18 (11% growth).

Little Rock, AR-based US PIZZA CO (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 80. Online ordering and delivery services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AR and TX. We wrote about this concept on 5/2/17 (21% growth).

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