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July 23, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Downers Grove, IL-based COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT (founded 2005) has increased by 7 units, from 28 to 35 (25% growth) and entered into MI. This upscale American restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 300. Catering and banquet facilities are available. Trading areas are FL, IL, IN, MD, MI, MO, OH, VA and WI.

New York, NY-based BLUE RIBBON RESTAURANTS (founded 1992) has increased by 1 unit for Blue Ribbon Brasserie, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Blue Bibbon Sushi Bar (1), Blue Ribbon Bakery (1), Blue Ribbon Bakery Market (1), Blue Ribbon Beer Garden (1), Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken (2), Blue Ribbon Hi-bar (1), Blue Ribbon Sushi (2), Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill (3), Brooklyn Bowl (3), Downing St Wine Bar (1) and The Ribbon (1). Overall company increase was from 19 to 20 (5% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with full bar service and average seating for about 100. Banquet service is available. Trading areas are CA, NV and NY.

Newark, DE-based TWO STONES PUB has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This family/casual bar and grill is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 125. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are DE and PA.

Philadelphia, PA-based LA COLOMBE COFFEE (founded 1994) has increased by 7 units, from 23 to 30 (30% growth). This fast casual coffee and tea concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Trading areas are DC, IL, MA, NY and PA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Arlington, VA-based CHARLIE CHIANG’S (founded 1976) has increased by 2 units for the Charlie Chiang’s concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth). The company also operates Chalin’s Restaurant (1). Overall company increase was from 2 to 4 (100% company growth). These family/casual Chinese 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 100. Catering, delivery and private party services are available. Trading areas are DC, FL and VA.

Atlanta, GA-based FIFTH GROUP RESTAURANTS (founded 1993) has increased by 2 units for Ecco, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth). The company also operates 433 Bishop (1), Alma Cocina (1), Biltmore Ballrooms (1), El Taco (3), King Plow (1), La Tavola (1), Lure (1), Puritan Mill (1), South City Kitchen (4), Southern Exchange (1), Studio 887 (1), Summerour Studio (1), The Original El Taco (1) and The Stave Room (1). Overall company increase was from 20 to 22 (10% growth). The restaurant concepts are upscale, serving Italian, American, European, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines. Restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. Catering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in GA.

California-based CHICKEN MAISON (founded 2005) has increased by 2 units for the Chicken Maison concept, from 6 to 8 (33% concept growth). The company also operates Four Brothers Burger Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 7 to 9 (29% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 90. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

New York, NY-based DALLAS BBQ has increased by 1 unit for the Dallas BBQ concept, from 10 to 11 (10% concept growth). The company also operates Tony’s Di Napoli (2). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All locations are in NY. We last featured this company on 1/16/18 (8% growth).

California-based LEUCADIA PIZZERIA (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are in CA. We wrote about this concept on 4/24/18 (25% growth).

July 9, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Dallas, TX-based POLLO REGIO (founded 2018) has increased by 3 units, from 43 to 46 (7% growth). These quick serve chicken restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in LA and TX.

Lexington, SC-based CAROLINA WINGS & RIBHOUSE (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This family/casual concept is 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 banquet services are available. All locations are in SC.

Bensalem, PA-based CHICKIE’S & PETE’S (founded 1977) has increased by 3 units, from 25 to 28 (12% growth). This family/casual bar and grill is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Average unit has seating for about 350. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are KS, MN, NC, NJ, OH and PA.

New York, NY-based CHOPT (founded 2001) has increased by 7 units, from 45 to 52 (16% growth). This fast casual salad concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are CT, DC, MD, NC, NJ, NY and VA.

San Antonio, TX-based CHACHO’S has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept 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 150. All the locations are in TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Georgia-based EL TOREO MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 2 units, from 2 to 4 (100% 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 seating for about 100. Private party services are available. All the locations are in GA.

Cincinnati, OH-based JEFF RUBY CULINARY ENTERTAINMENT (founded 1981) has increased by 2 units for the Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse concept, from 3 to 5 (67% concept growth). Other company concepts are Carlo & Johnny (1) and The Precinct (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% growth). These upscale steakhouse restaurants are open for dinner, with a $30-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 250. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are KY, NV and OH.

Phoenix, AZ-based SALAD AND GO (founded 2013) has increased by 4 units, from 10 to 14 (40% growth). This fast casual salad, sandwich and smoothie concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating. Drive-thru service is available. All locations are in AZ.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Pikesville, MD-based PIZZA BOLI’S (founded 1985) has increased by 4 units, from 79 to 83 (5% growth). These quick serve pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 10 and catering is available. Trading areas are DC, MD, NJ, PA and VA. All the restaurants are franchised. We last wrote about this concept on 1/30/18 (5% growth).

Newport News, VA-based PLAZA AZTECA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 39 to 40 (3% 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 service and seating for about 250. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are CT, MA, MD, NC, NJ, PA and VA. We featured this concept on 1/30/18 (26% growth).

Haddon Township, NJ-based PJW RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1983) has added a new concept called Central Taco And Tequila (1) for an overall company increase from 24 to 25 (4% growth). Their other company concepts include: The Chophouse (1), The Pour House (3) and Treno Pizza Bar (1). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve steak, pizza and American cuisines. Locations have full bar service and seating for about 250. Banquet services are available.Trading areas are NJ and PA. We last wrote about this company on 2/13/18 (14% growth).

June 25, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Thomasville, NC-based COOK OUT (founded 1989) has increased by 14 units, from 249 to 263 (6% growth) and entered into AL, MD and MS. These quick serve BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 20. Trading areas are AL, MD, MS, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV.

Manasquan, NJ-based JERSEY MIKE’S GIANT SUBS (founded 1956) has increased by 121 units, from 1383 to 1504 (9% growth). These fast casual sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 20 and catering is available. The restaurants are located in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Birmingham, AL-based JIM ‘N NICK’S BAR-B-Q (founded 1985) has increased by 4 units, from 37 to 41 (11% growth). These family/casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 100. Catering and delivery options are available. The restaurants are in NC, SC and TN.

Folsom, CA-based JIMBOY’S TACOS (founded 1954) has increased by 5 units, from 39 to 44 (13% growth). These quick serve Mexican restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-1$2+ per person price range. Beer is served and seating is for about 80. Trading areas are CA and NV.

Orlando, FL-based KEKE’S BREAKFAST CAFÉ (founded 2006) has increased by 25 units, from 24 to 49 (104% growth). These family/casual American restaurants are open for breakfast and lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100 and all locations are in FL.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Baton Rouge, LA-based LAST IN CONCEPTS (founded 2003) has increased by 19 units for the Walk-on’s Bistreaux & Bar concept, from 17 to 36 (112% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 18 to 37 (106% growth). The other company also operates The Rampart Room (1). These family/casual cajun/creole 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. Catering is available. Trading areas are AL, FL, LA, MS, TN and TX. Franchising is available.

Michigan-based LOS CUATRO AMIGOS (founded 2001) has increased by 2 units, from 14 to 16 (14% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 100. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in MI.

New York, NY-based DYLAN’S CANDY BAR (founded 2001) has increased by 7 units, from 20 to 27 (35% growth). This family/casual ice cream cafe is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 50. Private party services are available. Trading areas are CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MI, NY and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Palm Harbor, FL-based LITTLE GREEK FRESH GRILL (founded 2004) has increased by 5 units, from 35 to 40 (14% growth). These fast casual Greek restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 40 and catering is available. Trading areas are AR, FL, GA, KY, OH and TX. We last featured this concept on 2/13/18 (21% growth).

Northbrook, IL-based LOU MALNATI’S PIZZA (founded 1971) has increased by 3 units, from 53 to 56 (6% growth). These family/casual Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available at select locations, with seating is for about 200. Some units are take-out/delivery only. Catering is also available. Trading areas are AL and IL. We last featured this company on 4/10/18 (13% growth).

June 18, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Costa Mesa, CA-based LAZY DOG RESTAURANT & BAR (founded 2003) has increased by 11 units, from 22 to 33 (50% growth). These family/casual American restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average unit has seating for about 300. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, NV and TX.

Michigan-based LEO’S CONEY ISLAND (founded 1972) has increased by 3 units, from 58 to 61 (5% growth). This family/casual concept serves American food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 100. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and are all located in MI.

New York, NY-based IL MULINO (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Italian cuisine. Meal period is dinner only, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 80. Banquet services are available. Trading areas are FL, NJ, NV, NY, PA and TN.

Meridian, CT-based FRANK PEPE’S PIZZERIA (founded 1925) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve beer and wine and have seating for about 80. Private party services are available. Trading areas are CT, MA and NY.

Houston, TX-based HARRIS COUNTY SMOKEHOUSE (founded 1968) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants are in TX.

Bettendorf, IA-based HAPPY JOE’S PIZZA & ICE CREAM PARLOR (founded 1972) has increased by 6 units, from 54 to 60 (11% growth). This family/casual concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 100. Some locations are take-out/delivery only. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AZ, IA, IL, MN, MO, ND, and WI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Clermont, FL-based HAWKERS ASIAN STREET FARE (founded 2012) has increased by 4 units, from 4 to 8 (100% growth). This family/casual 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 150. Catering is available. All locations are in FL.

Florida-based FIVE STAR PIZZA has increased by 4 units, from 17 to 21 (24% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating. Online ordering is available. All locations trade in FL.

Illinois-based EL BURRITO LOCO has increased by 3 units, from 9 to 12 (33% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept 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 50. Catering, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. All the restaurants are in IL.

Wichita, KS-based KNOLLA’S PIZZA (founded 1981) has increased by 4 units, from 4 to 8 (100% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is served and seating is for about 60. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. All locations are in KS.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Brooklyn, NY-based JUNIOR’S RESTAURANT (founded 1950 has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This quick serve bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 125. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Restaurants trade in CT, FL and NY. We featured this concept on 1/9/18 (67% growth).

Gaithersburg, MD-based GLORY DAYS GRILL (founded 1996) has increased by 7 units, from 29 to 36 (24% growth). This family/casual sports bar and grill is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 225, with catering and private party services available. Trading areas are FL, MD, VA and WV. Franchising opportunities are available. We last featured this concept on 3/6/18 (7% growth).

June 13, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Salt Lake City, UT-based CAFE RIO (founded 1997) has increased by 9 units, from 91 to 100 (10% growth). This fast casual Mexican cafe is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 100. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, ID, MD, MT, NV, UT, VA, WA and WY.

Illinois-based BISTRO WASABI has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Japanese restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available. Seating is for around 80. Catering is available. All the restaurants are in IL.

San Diego, CA-based BURGER LOUNGE (founded 2007) has increased by 4 units, from 21 to 25 (19% growth). 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 40. Online ordering is available. Locations are in CA and NV.

Maryland-based CAVA MEZZE GRILL (founded 2006) has increased by 57 units, from 27 to 84 (211% growth) and entered into CT, MA, NC, NJ, PA and TX. This fast casual Mediterranean concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60 and beer and wine are served. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are CA, CT, DC, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Vancouver, BC-based CACTUS CLUB CAFE (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 29 to 30 (3% growth). This upscale concept serves American cuisine and steak. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 200. Trading areas are AB, BC, ON and SK.

Savannah, GA-based CAREY HILLIARD’S has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual restaurant serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer is served. Seating is for about 200. Catering and private party services are offered. All the restaurants trade in GA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Maryland-based CAMERON’S SEAFOOD MARKET (founded 1985) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). This fast casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Beer and wine are sold. Limited seating is available. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are MD and PA.

California-based CAULDRON ICE CREAM (founded 2015) has increased by 7 units, from 3 to 10 (233% growth) and entered into ON and TX. This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Trading areas are CA, ON and TX.

Wilmington, NC-based CHARLIE GRAINGERS HOT DOGS BARBEQUE & BRISKET (founded 2012) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This fast casual hot dog concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50 and catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are FL, MS and NC.

Brooklyn, NY-based DOS TOROS has increased by 9 units, from 12 to 21 (75% growth) and entered into IL. This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Seating is for about 70. Catering and online ordering are available. Locations are in IL and NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Houston, TX-based HOUSE OF PIES RESTAURANT (founded 1967) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100. All the restaurants trade in TX. We last featured this concept on 12/12/17 (50% growth).

June 4, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Portland, ME-based AROMA JOE’S (founded 2000) has increased by 3 units, from 58 to 61 (5% growth). This fast casual coffee, juice/smoothie shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer drive-thru service. Stores are franchised and trade in FL, MA, ME and NH.

South Miami, FL-based BEVERLY HILLS CAFE has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering, banquet and delivery options are available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Albuquerque, NM-based BLAKE’S LOTABURGER (founded 1952) has increased by 2 units, from 72 to 74 (3% growth). The restaurants are quick serve burger shops, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $4-$12+. Seating is for abou 20. Catering and drive-thru options are available. Trading areas are AZ, NM and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Webster, NY-based BILL GRAY’S (founded 1938) has increased by 6 units, from 16 to 22 (38% growth). This quick serve American concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 100. All the restaurants are located in NY.

New York, NY-based BIRCH COFFEE (founded 2009) has increased by 3 units, from 9 to 12 (33% growth). This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 30. Catering and delivery options are available. All locations are in NY.

Lake Katrine, NY-based BREAD ALONE (founded 1983) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). This fast casual bakery/cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50 and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.Knoxville, TN-based AUBREY’S INC (founded 1992) has increased by 3 units for the Aubrey’s concept, from 10 to 13 (30% concept growth) and by 1 unit for Stefano’s, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). Other company concepts are Barley’s Taproom Pizzeria (2), Bistro By The Tracks (1), Drink (1), Fieldhouse Social (1) and Sunspot (1). These family/casual restaurant concepts serve pizza, American and Italian cuisines, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Online ordering is available. All the restaurants trade in TN. We last featured this company on 3/13/18 (13% company growth).

May 28, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Las Vegas, NV-based HASH HOUSE A GO GO (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth). This family/casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $6-$15+. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are CA, CT, FL, NJ, NV, TX and UT.

Baton Rouge, LA-based MIKE ANDERSON’S SEAFOOD (founded 1975) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% 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 and seating for about 250. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are located in LA.

Jackson, MS-based NEWK’S EATERY (founded 2004) has increased by 23 units, from 104 to 127 (22% growth) and entered into CO and IN. This fast casual concept serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering options are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Whitehall, OH-based MASSEY’S PIZZA (founded 1949) has increased by 4 units, from 14 to 18 (29% 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 around 70. Catering and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in OH and SC.

Bonita Springs, FL-based PHELAN FAMILY BRANDS (founded 1997) has increased by 2 units for Pincher’s Crab Shack, from 10 to 12 (20% concept growth) and 1 unit for Texas Tony’s BBQ Shack, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also added 2 new concepts called Deep Lagoon Seafood (2) and Bone Hook Brewing Co (1). Overall company increase was from 11 to 16 (45% growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, serving seafood, BBQ and bar food. Locations have full bar and seating for about 200. Catering is available. All locations trade in FL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Mississauga, ON-based NANDO’S CANADA (founded 1994) has increased by 4 units, from 46 to 50 (9% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. Catering is available. Trading areas are AB, BC and ON. We last featured this concept on 1/16/18 (5% growth).

May 21, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

PA-based MIKE & TONY’S GYROS has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual Greek and Mediterranean sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 60. Catering is available. All the locations are in PA.

Michigan-based ANTONIO’S CUCINA ITALIANA (founded 1964) has added a new concept called Antonio’s Piccolo Ristorante (1 unit). Other company concepts are Antonio’s Cucina Italiana (3) and Roman Village Cucina Italiana (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). These family/casual Italian concepts 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 and banquet services are offered. All the restaurants are in MI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Boulder, CO-based BIG RED F RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1994) has increased by 2 units for the West End Tavern concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth). The company also operates Centro Mexican Kitchen (1), Jax Fish House (5), Lola Coastal Mexican (1), Post Brewing Company (4) and Zolo Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 15 (15% growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Cuisines served are American, Mexican and seafood. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 100. Banquet rooms are available. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are CA, CO and MO.

Miami, FL-based CHICKEN KITCHEN (founded 1988) has increased by 5 units, from 16 to 21 (31% growth). This fast casual chicken, salad and sandwich restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 60. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. About half the units are franchised. Locations trade in FL and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Santa Ana, CA-based NEKTER JUICE BAR (founded 2010) has increased by 44 units, from 71 to 115 (62% growth) and entered into DC, FL, KS, MN, OH, SC, TN and WA. This fast casual juice/smoothie shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, KS, MN, NC, NV, OH, SC, TN, TX, UT and WA. We last featured this concept on 1/2/18 (16% growth).

May 14, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Toledo, OH-based MARCO’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 105 units, from 778 to 883 (13% growth) and entered into ID and MD. This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Restaurants have limited seating and offer catering, delivery and online ordering options. More than 90% of the locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WV.

Chicago, IL-based TAQUERIA LOS COMALES (founded 1973) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for around 80. Catering and delivery are available. Online ordering is available at select locations. Trading areas are IL and WI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Bryan, TX-based GRUB BURGER BAR (founded 2012) has increased by 4 units, from 20 to 24 (20% growth). This family/casual burger restaurant 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. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, DE, FL, GA, LA, PA and TX.

Savannah, GA-based LADY & SONS RESTAURANT (founded 1989) has increased by 4 units for Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, from 2 to 6 (200% concept growth). The company also operates Lady & Sons (1) and Paula Deen’s Creek House (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 8 (100% company growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are FL, GA, SC, TN and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Stafford, TX-based PEPPERONI’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. All the restaurants are located in TX. We last wrote about this concept on 4/10/18 (18% growth).

California-based MOOSE RESTAURANT GROUP has added a new concept called Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar (1 unit). Other company concepts are Fred’s Mexican Café (3), Moose’s Pub & Cafe (2) and Sandy’s Beach Shack (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family/casual concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve American and Mexican cuisines. Full bar service is available and average unit has seating for about 300. Catering, online ordering and banquet services are available. Locations are in CA and HI. We featured this company on 2/27/18 (20% growth).

May 7, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Illinois-based MARISCOS EL AMIGO has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Mexican and 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 40. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in IL.

Charlotte, NC-based NOBLE FOOD & PURSUITS has added a new concept called Copain (1). Other company concepts are Roosters Woodfired Kitchen / Noble Grille (3) and The King’s Kitchen & Bakery (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving BBQ, American and European cuisines. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in NC.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Seattle, WA-based ZEEK’S PIZZA (founded 1993) has increased by 3 units, from 13 to 16 (23% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served. Average unit has seating for about 20. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in WA.

Berwyn, IL-based BUONA RESTAURANTS (founded 1980) has increased by 5 units for the Buona Beef concept, from 19 to 23 (21% concept growth). The company also operates Brett Favre’s Steakhouse (1). Overall company increase was from 20 to 24 (20% growth). This fast casual Italian sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Brett Favre’s is an upscale steakhouse, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Company trading areas are IL and WI.

Manhattan Beach, CA-based ROCK & BREWS (founded 2012) has increased by 2 units, from 20 to 22 (10% growth). This family/casual American bar concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in CA, FL, HI, KS, MO, NM and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Culver City, CA-based THE VEGGIE GRILL (founded 2007) has increased by 4 units, from 30 to 34 (13% growth). This fast casual vegetarian 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. Trading areas are CA, IL, OR and WA. We last featured this concept on 4/3/18 (7% growth).

Charlotte, NC-based WILD WING CAFE (founded 1990) has increased by 2 units, from 44 to 46 (5% growth). This family/casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 250. Catering and online ordering options are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, FL, GA, NC, NJ, SC, TN, TX and VA. We last featured this concept on 3/6/18 (10% growth).

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