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September 4, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Cap-pel, NB-based PIZZA SHACK (founded 1984) has increased by 2 units, from 28 to 30 (7% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Select locations offer family/casual dining, with a full bar. Catering and private party services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in NB, NS and PE.

Omaha, NE-based SCOOTER’S COFFEE (founded 1998) has increased by 34 units, from 156 to 190 (22% growth) and entered into AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, ND, NM and OK. This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Smoothies and sandwiches are also served. Locations have limited seating and drive-thru service. Units are franchised and trade in AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, KS, MO, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX and UT.

Houston, TX-based TAQUERIA TEPATITLAN has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This family/casual Mexican restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and seating is for about 100. All the locations trade in TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

San Francisco, CA-based BACCHUS MANAGEMENT GROUP (founded 2001) has added 2 new concepts called The Village Bakery and Smip Ranch. Other company concepts are Mayfield Bakery & Café (1), Pizza Antica (4), Roastco (1), Spruce (1), The Saratoga (1) and Village Pub (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 11 (22% growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, serving mostly American cuisine and bar food. Average seating is for about 150, with catering and banquet services. All the restaurants trade in CA.

New York-based TJ FINLEY’S PUBLIC HOUSE has increased by 1 unit for the Local Burger Co concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and added 3 new concepts called Fatwood Southern Kitchen, The Penny Pub and The Astorian. Other company concepts are Bronx Ale House (1), Forest Hills Station House (1), George Keeley (1) and TJ Finley’s (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 9 (80% company growth). These family/casual bar and grill concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Addison, TX-based TACO CABANA (founded 1978) has increased by 5 units, from 173 to 178 (3% growth) and entered into FL. 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 average seating is for about 150. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are FL and TX. Taco Cabana is a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group. Franchise opportunities are available. We last wrote about this concept on 4/11/17 (3% growth).

August 28, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Houston, TX-based SALATA-THE NEXT GENERATION SALAD BAR (founded 2005) has increased by 19 units, from 64 to 83 (30% growth) and entered into FL, GA and OK. This fast casual salad concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All locations are franchised and trade in CA, FL, GA, IL, OK and TX.

Kitchener, ON-based CHARCOAL GROUP (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit for Beertown Public House, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth). Other company concepts are Charcoal Steakhouse (1), Dels Enoteca Pizzeria (1), Martini’s (1), Moose Winooski’s (2), Sociable Kitchen & Tavern (1), The Bauer Kitchen & Café (1), The Bauer Kitchen TBK (1) and Wildcraft Grill & Bar (1). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% growth). The restaurants are family/casual concepts, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $10-$30+, open for lunch and dinner. Restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering service is available. All the restaurants are located in ON.

Cicero, IL-based STEAK N EGGER (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This quick serve American and sandwich restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 40. Catering is available. Units are franchised and trade in IL and MI.

Austin, TX-based MANDOLA’S ITALIAN MARKET (founded 1912) has increased by 1 unit for the Mandola’s Italian Market concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Trattoria Lisina. Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). These fast casual Italian concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 225. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Chandler, AZ-based THE BURRITO EXPRESS (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Catering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Scottsdale, AZ-based COLD BEERS & CHEESEBURGERS has increased by 6 units, from 4 to 10 (150% growth). This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and seating is for about 150. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ and CA.

Dallas, TX-based SNUFFER’S RESTAURANT & BAR (founded 1978) has increased by 6 units, from 7 to 13 (86% growth). This family/casual American bar and grill concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 300, with banquet rooms. All the restaurants are located in TX.

New York, NY-based BLUESTONE LANE COFFEE (founded 2013) has increased by 11 units, from 19 to 30 (58% growth) and entered into DC. This fast casual coffee cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, DC, NJ, NY and PA.

Tempe, AZ-based SOMEBURROS (founded 1986) has increased by 2 units for the Somburros concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth). The company also operates Isabel’s Amor (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% company growth). Someburros is a fast casual Mexican concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 40 and offer catering service. Isabel’s Amor is family/casual, with a $10-$30+ per person check average and full bar. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Irvine, CA-based IN-N-OUT BURGERS (founded 1948) has increased by 16 units, from 324 to 340 (5% growth). This quick serve burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OR, TX and UT. We last featured this concept on 2/1/17 (8% growth).

August 21, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Beaverton, OR-based URBAN RESTAURANT GROUP has added a new concept called Carlita’s. Other company concepts are Bartini (1), Brix Tavern (1), Swank And Swine (1), Urban Fondue (1) and Urban Studio (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serve American food. Per person check average is $15-$50+. Average seating is for about 200, with full bar service. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in OR.

Hawaii-based HANDCRAFTED RESTAURANTS (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit for Monkeypod Kitchen By Merriman, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Beach House Restaurant (1) and Moku Kitchen (1) for an overall company increase from 4 to 5 (25% growth). These upscale steak and seafood concepts are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants trade in HI.

Toronto, ON-based PIZZA NOVA (founded 1963) has increased by 5 units, from 139 to 144 (4% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Delivery and online ordering options are available. All the stores are franchised and trade in ON.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

San Marcos, CA-based SLATER’S 50/50 BURGERS BY DESIGN (founded 2009) has increased by 3 units for the Slater’s concept, from 6 to 9 (50% concept growth), entering into NV and TX. The company has aquired the 23-unit Daphne’s California Greek concept. Overall company increase was from 6 to 32 (433% company growth). This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seat about 100. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. Daphne’s is fast casual, serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. Company trading areas are CA, NV and TX.

Agoura Hills, CA-based STONEFIRE GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 3 units for the Stonefire Grill concept, from 8 to 11 (38% concept growth). The company also operates Rattlers (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 12 (33% company growth). These family/casual American concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 300. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based PIEOLOGY PIZZERIA (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 140 to 141 (1% growth) and entered into CT, IA, and NY. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NV, NY, OH, OR, TN, TX and UT. We last wrote about this concept on 4/4/17 (37% growth).

August 14, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

California-based STADIUM PIZZA (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual pizzeria 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 100. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Tennessee-based STIR FRY RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1993) has added a new concept called Southern Craft BBQ. Other company concepts are 620 State (1), Foundation (1), Label Restaurant (1), Stir Fry Cafe (1), The Gallery (1) and The Social (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The restaurants serve Asian, BBQ and American cuisines, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering, online ordering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are in TN.

Alhambra, CA-based SHAKEY’S PIZZA PARLOR (founded 1954) has increased by 2 units, from 59 to 61 (3% 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 average seating is for about 200. Online ordering and private party options are available. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AL, CA, HI and WA.

Glendale, AZ-based BABBO ITALIAN EATERY (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 150. Catering, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in AZ.

Evansville, IN-based AZZIP PIZZA (founded 2012) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are IL, IN and KY.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Columbus, OH-based EL VAQUERO has increased by 3 units for the El Vaquero concept, from 14 to 17 (21% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Blue Agave. Overall company increase was from 15 to 18 (20% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual Mexican concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 200. Online ordering is available. The restaurants are located in MI and OH.

New York, NY-based ARTICHOKE BASILLE’S PIZZA (founded 2008) has increased by 3 units, from 9 to 12 (33% growth) and entered into FL. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Online ordering and delivery options are available. Trading areas are CA, FL and NY.

West Palm Beach, FL-based SLOAN’S ICE CREAM (founded 1999) has increased by 3 units, from 11 to 14 (27% growth) and entered into NV. 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 50. Stores are franchised and trade in CA, FL and NV.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Milwaukee, WI-based CHOCOLATE FACTORY SUBS & ICE CREAM (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). These quick serve ice cream and sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer catering service. All the restaurants trade in WI. We featured this concept on 10/24/17 (14% growth).

August 7, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Washington-based LA HACIENDA MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+ and seating is for about 100. Beer and wine are served. Locations offer banquet and catering services. Trading areas are AZ and WA.

Orlando, FL-based SEITO SUSHI (founded 2000) has added a new concept called Reyes Mezcaleria (1). Other company concepts are Seito Sushi (2) and The Osprey Tavern (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 4 (33% company growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving Japanese, Mexican and American cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for lunch and dinner. Seating is for about 70 and beer and wine are served. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in FL.

Toronto, ON-based PEGASUS GROUP OF COMPANIES INC (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit for the Miller Tavern concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth), by 2 units for La Carnita Canteen, from 4 to 6 (50% concept growth) and added a new concept called Macho TexMex Radio Bar (1). Other company concepts are Palais Royale Ballroom (1), Figo (1), Fox & Fiddle (12), Home Of The Brave (1), O’Grady’s Tap & Grill (2), The Exchange Cafe (1), The Grand Lux Event Boutique (1) and Wheat Sheaf Tavern (1). Overall company increase was from 27 to 30 (11% growth) and entered into MD. The restaurants are family/casual concepts, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 200. Cuisines served are American, European and Mexican. Banquet services are available. Trading areas are BC, MD and ON.

Atlanta, GA-based HOOTERS (founded 1983) has increased by 12 units, from 416 to 428 (3% growth). The restaurants are family/casual sports bar concepts, specializing in chicken wings. Seating is for about 200, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Catering and private party services are available. Units are franchised and trade in AB, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, SC, 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.

Anaheim, CA-based THE PIZZA PRESS (founded 2012) has increased by 13 units, from 9 to 22 (144% growth) and entered into CO, FL, TX and WA. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units seat around 70 and serve beer and wine. Catering and online ordering options are available. Stores are franchised and trade in CA, CO, FL and WA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

West Des Moines, IA-based B BOPS (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). This quick serve burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have limited seating and offer drive-thru service. All locations trade in IA. We last featured this concept on 4/25/17 (14% growth).

Dallas, TX-based MARISCOS LA REYNA (founded 1989) has added a new concept called Mr Bigotes Taqueria (1). The company also operates 6 Marisocs La Reyna units. Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Mexican and seafood. There is full bar service and average seating for about 150. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Delivery and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in TX. We last featured this company on 2/15/17 (17% growth).

July 31, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Cincinnati, OH-based GRAETER’S ICE CREAM (founded 1870) has increased by 4 units, from 51 to 55 (8% growth) and entered into PA. This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 20 and offer catering service. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are IL, IN, KY, OH and PA.

Portland, OR-based BRUCE CAREY RESTAURANTS (founded 2000) has added a new concept called Fairway. Other company concepts are 23 Hoyt (1), Bluehour (1), Clarklewis (1) and Saucebox (1). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% growth). The restaurants are upscale concepts, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 150. Private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in OR.

California-based TAQUERIA MI PUEBLO has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% 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 seating is for about 40. Catering is available. All the restaurants are in CA.

Emeryville, CA-based PEET’S COFFEE & TEA (founded 1966) has increased by 2 units, from 248 to 250 (1% growth). This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Online ordering is available. Locations trade in CA, CO, DC, IL, MA, MD, OR, VA and WA.

Austin, TX-based AUSTIN’S PIZZA (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are offered and seating is for about 20. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Huntersville, NC-based FAMOUS TOASTERY (founded 2005) has increased by 11 units, from 19 to 30 (58% growth) and entered into CO and GA. This family/casual breakfast concept is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 70. Catering and online ordering services are available. Units are franchised and trade in CO, GA, NC, PA, SC and VA.

Salt Lake City, UT-based EVEN STEVENS SANDWICHES (founded 2014) has increased by 10 units, from 10 to 20 (100% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Catering and online ordering options are offered. Trading areas are AZ, CO, ID, TX, UT and WA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Culver City, CA-based SWEETGREEN (founded 2007) has increased by 30 units, from 66 to 96 (45% growth). This fast casual salad concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units seat about 20. Online ordering service is available. Trading areas are CA, DC, IL, MA, MD, NY, PA and VA. We last wrote about this concept on 4/4/17 (100% growth).

July 26, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Scottsdale, AZ-based WILDFLOWER BREAD COMPANY (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). This fast casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Scottsdale, AZ-based PINKBERRY (founded 2005) has increased by 10 units, from 227 to 237 (4% growth) and entered into MB, NB, NS, NV, PQ and SK. This quick serve frozen yogurt shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All units are franchised and trade in AB, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, LA, MA, MB, MD, MI, NB, NC, NS, NV, NY, ON, PA, PQ, RI, SK, TX, UT and VA. Pinkberry is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands.

Oregon-based BLACK ROCK COFFEE BAR (founded 2008) has increased by 10 units, from 42 to 52 (24% growth). This drive-thru concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, ID, OR and WA.

Austin, TX-based EL POLLO RICO has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This quick serve Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The restaurants have limited seating and offer catering service. All locations are in TX.

Lexington, KY-based FAZOLI’S (founded 1988) has increased by 3 units, from 212 to 215 (1% growth) and entered into CT and SD. This fast casual Italian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 100. Catering is available. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Illinois-based BLUEBERRY HILL PANCAKE HOUSE has increased by 2 units for the Blueberry Hill concept, from 7 to 9 (28% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Alfie’s Inn. Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% company growth). This family/casual breakfast concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 100. Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available. All the locations are in IL.

Surrey, BC-based JOSEPH RICHARD GROUP (founded 2010) has increased by 2 units for the Townhall Public House concept, from 6 to 8 (33% concept growth) and added S+l Kitchen & Bar (3) and The Italian Osteria Cheese Bar (1). Other company concepts are Edith + Arthur Public House (1), Micky’s Public House (1), Oak & Thorne (1), Oceanside & Sweet Republic (1), The Buck & Ear Bar & Grill (1), The Capitol (1), and The Henry Public House (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 19 (46% growth). The restaurant concepts are upscale, serving American, Asian and Italian cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AB and BC.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Washington-based BRUCHI’S CHEESESTEAK & SUBS (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60 and catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are CA, ID and WA. We featured this concept on 1/24/17 (13% growth).

Arizona-based ANGRY CRAB & BBQ RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual cajun and seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for around 200. All the restaurants trade in AZ. We wrote about this company on 3/14/17 (100% growth).

July 17, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Albuquerque, NM-based IL VICINO WOOD OVEN PIZZA (founded 1992) has added a new concept called Canteen Taproom (1). The company also operates Canteen Brewhouse (1) and Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza (4). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% company growth). These familly/casual Italian and pizza concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 200. Online ordering and private party services are available. Trading areas are CO, KS and NM.

New York-based BLUE HILL (founded 2000) has added a new concept called Blue Hill Cafe & Grain Bar (1). Other company concepts are Blue Hill At Stone Barns (1) and Blue Hill New York City (1). Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). The Blue Hill restaurant concept is upscale, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for dinner. Units have seating for about 175. Banquet services are available. The cafe and bakery is open for lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Lake Mary, FL-based GATOR’S DOCKSIDE (founded 1991) has increased by 2 units, from 25 to 27 (8% growth). The restaurant is a family/casual bar and grill, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with average seating for about 350. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Chicago, IL-based POTBELLY SANDWICH WORKS (founded 1977) has increased by 22 units, from 455 to 477 (5% growth) and entered into FL, IA, MS, MT, NC, OK and ON. This fast casual sandwich concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 40 and offer online ordering, catering and delivery. Stores are franchised and trade in AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.

Santa Fe Springs, CA-based IT’S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 20 to 21 (5% 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 40. Catering, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in CA, CT and TX.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Regina, SK-based TRIFON’S PIZZA & SPAGHETTI HOUSE (founded 1972) has increased by 2 units, from 20 to 22 (10% growth). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and average seating is for about 125. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in SK.

San Francisco, CA-based MIXT GREENS (founded 2005) has increased by 2 units for the Mixt Greens concept, from 9 to 11 (22% concept growth). The company also operates Split American Kitchen (3). Overall company increase was from 12 to 14 (17% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual salad and sandwich concepts, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $8-$20+, serving beer and wine. Average unit seats around 40. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the locations are in CA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Salt Lake City, UT-based RANCHERITO’S MEXICAN FOOD (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. All the restaurants are located in UT. We featured this concept on 1/24/17 (6% growth).

Brooklyn, NY-based CAFE GRUMPY (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth) and entered into FL. This quick serve coffee cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Trading areas are FL and NY. We wrote about this concept on 2/15/17 (33% growth).

Boston, MA-based B.GOOD (founded 2004) has increased by 10 units, from 58 to 68 (17% growth) and entered into TX. The restaurants are fast casual, serving American cuisine, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Per person price range is $6-$15+, open for lunch and dinner. Seating is for about 60. Catering and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in CT, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, ON, PA, RI, TX, VA and VT. We last wrote about this concept on 8/29/17 (53% growth).

July 10, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Dallas, TX-based TOPGOLF (founded 2000) has increased by 11 units, from 31 to 42 (35% growth) and entered into AL, NC and TN. This family/casual mini-golf restaurant concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Restaurants have full bar and serve American cuisine. Average unit seats about 500. Private party facilities are available. Trading areas are AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, NC, NV, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT and VA.

North Aurora, IL-based OBERWEIS DAIRY (founded 1927) has increased by 2 units, from 22 to 24 (9% 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 20. Drive-thru and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are IL, IN, MI and MO.

Santa Ana, CA-based BRUXIE GOURMET WAFFLE SANDWICHES (founded 2010) has increased by 1 unit, 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+ and seating is for about 70. Online ordering is available. Locations are in CA and NV.

Olympia, WA-based FISH BREWING COMPANY (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual bar/restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 350. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in WA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Dallas, TX-based BREAD WINNERS CAFE AND BAKERY has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast and lunch, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 125. Catering and private party services are available. All the restaurants are in TX.

New Mexico-based RANGE CAFE (founded 1992) has increased by 2 units for the Range Cafe concept, from 4 to 6 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Freight House Kitchen & Tap (1) and Standard Diner (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 8 (33% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. American cuisine is served. The restaurants have full bar and seat about 150. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in NM.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Las Vegas, NV-based CAPRIOTTI’S SANDWICH SHOP (founded 1976) has increased by 3 units, from 105 to 108 (3% growth) and entered into IN and TN. This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, IA, IN, MA, MD, MI, NE, NV, PA, TN, UT, VA, WA and Wi. We last featured this concept on 1/24/17 (19% growth).

Wilmington, DE-based IRON HILL BREWERY & RESTAURANT (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth) and entered into SC. This family/casual bar/restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. American cuisine is served. Average seating is for 225. Catering and banquet rooms are available. The restaurants trade in DE, NJ, PA and SC. We wrote about this concept on 1/3/17 (9% growth).

New Hampshire-based LA CARRETA MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% 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 150. All the restaurants are located in NH. We last featured this concept on 6/6/17 (25% growth).

Roseville, CA-based THE BEACH HUT DELI (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 41 to 42 (2% growth). This fast casual sandwich 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 60. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Locations trade in CA, NV and OR. We featured this concept on 2/7/17 (11% growth).

June 26, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Columbia, MD-based BOARDWALK FRIES BURGERS SHAKES (founded 1981) has increased by 3 units, from 23 to 26 (13% growth). These fast casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is available and seating is for about 70. Trading areas are AB, CA, DC, GA, MDMI, NJ, OR, TX and VA.

Elgin, IL-based ROSATI’S PIZZA (founded 1970) has increased by 11 units, from 133 to 144 (8% growth) and entered into IN. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are sold. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, NC, NV, TX and WI.

Waco, TX-based BUSH’S CHICKEN (founded 1996) has increased by 13 units, from 73 to 86 (18% growth) and entered into AZ. This quick serve chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ and TX.

Tucson, AZ-based EEGEE’S (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 23 to 24 (4% growth). This quick serve sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering is available. All the restaurant trade in AZ.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Utah-based ROXBERRY JUICE CO (founded 2008) has increased by 5 units, from 9 to 14 (56% growth). This fast casual juice/smoothie concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in UT.

Portland, OR-based SALT & STRAW (founded 2011) has increased by 6 units, from 9 to 15 (67% growth) and entered into WA. 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 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, OR and WA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Sandy, UT-based BEANS & BREWS COFFEE HOUSE (founded 1993) has increased by 5 units, from 45 to 50 (11% growth). These quick serve coffee restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Limited seating is available. Online ordering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are ID, NV and UT. We last wrote about this concept on 5/23/17 (32% growth).

Tulsa, OK-based BILLY SIMS BBQ (founded 2004) has increased by 2 units, from 51 to 53 (4% growth). These fast casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60 and catering is available. Trading areas are located in IA, KS, MI, MO and OK. Franchise opportunities are available. We featured this concept on 5/16/17 (13% growth).

Redding, CA-based BLACK BEAR DINER (founded 1995) has increased by 22 units, from 93 to 115 (24% growth). These family/casual American restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 150. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, UT and WA. We last wrote about this concept on 4/18/17 (17% growth).

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