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March 6, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

California-based TWO BROTHERS FROM ITALY PIZZA (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This fast casual pizza and Italian food concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering and online ordering are available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

New York, NY-based BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This upscale steak & seafood 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 150. Catering and banquet services are available. Locations are in DC and NY.

Pittsburgh, PA-based VOCELLI PIZZA (founded 1988) has increased by 9 units, from 88 to 97 (10% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units are mostly take-out, with catering, delivery and online ordering services available. Stores are franchised and trade in AL, FL, MD, OH, PA, VA and WV.

Charlotte, NC-based WILD WING CAFE (founded 1990) has increased by 4 units, from 40 to 44 (10% growth) and entered into AL and NJ. This family/casual chicken restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 250. Catering and online ordering options are available. Units are franchised and trade in AL, FL, GA, NC, NJ, SC, TN, TX and VA.

 

 

 

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 Post Brewing Company concept, from 2 to 4 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Centro Mexican Kitchen (1), Jax Fish House (5), Lola Coastal Mexican (1), West End Tavern (1) and Zolo Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 11 to 13 (18% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving American, Mexican and seafood. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for lunch and dinner. Average unit seats about 100. Private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in CO.

Grand Rapids, MI-based RESTAURANT PARTNERS INC (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit for the Red Geranium concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and added a new concept called Pete’s Grill & Tavern (1). Other company concepts are Bagel Beanery (4), Beltline Bar (1), Boone’s Prime Time Pub (1), Flap Jack Shack (1), Grand Coney Diner (4), Rockwell Republic (1), The Omelette Shoppe (4) and Sundance Grill & Bar (2). Overall company increase was from 19 to 21 (11% growth). The restaurant concepts are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Cuisines are Asian, bakery/cafe, burger, Mexican, sandwich, steak and bar and grill. Average unit seats about 100. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in MI.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Homewood, IL-based AURELIO’S PIZZA (founded 1959) has increased by 1 unit, from 42 to 43 (2% growth). This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Units seat about 100 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering options. All locations are franchised and trade in FL, GA, IL, IN, MN and NV. We last featured this concept on 9/13/16 (8% growth).

Irvine, CA-based CREAMISTRY (founded 2013) has increased by 14 units, from 29 to 43 (48% growth) and entered into LA. This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 40 and offer catering service. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, LA and TX. We wrote about this concept on 10/11/16 (367% growth).

Gaithersburg, MD-based GLORY DAYS GRILL (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 27 to 29 (7% growth). This family/casual sports bar concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 225. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are FL, MD, VA and WV. We featured this concept on 11/8/16 (17% growth).

Cranford, NJ-based ROCK ‘N’ JOE COFFEE BAR (founded 2004) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual coffee shop and cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Units are franchised and trade in NJ, PA and VA. We last featured this concept on 1/10/17 (20% growth).

February 27, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Newport, OR-based MO’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1946) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These family/casual seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in OR.

Loxley, AL-based BAUMHOWER’S WINGS RESTAURANT (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit for the Baumhower’s Victory Grill concept, from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 10 to 11 (10% company growth). Their other company concept is called Dauphin’s (1). These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine, specializing in chicken wings. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 200. Catering is also available. All the restaurants are located in AL.

Huntington Beach, CA-based MOOSE RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2005) has added a new concept called Sandy’s Beach Shack (1) for an overall company increase from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The other company concepts are Fred’s Mexican Café (3) and Moose’s Pub & Cafe (2). These family/casual restaurants serve Mexican and American cuisines and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+, with full bar service. Seating is for about 300. Catering is also available. Trading areas are located in CA and HI.

Madison, WI-based MILIO’S SANDWICHES (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 35 to 36 (3% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have limited seating and offer catering, delivery and online ordering options. Franchise opportunities are available. Trading areas are IA, MN and WI.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

St Petersburg, FL-based PIZZA@ (founded 2014) has increased by 3 units, from 3 to 6 (100% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer catering and online ordering options. Units are franchised and trade in FL.

New York, NY-based MAIN STREET RESTAURANT PARTNERS (founded 1993) has added 2 new concepts called Bodega 88 and Clover Grocery. Other company concepts are Blt Prime (1), Blt Steak (1), Cafe Clover (1), Calle Ocho (1) and Salumeria Rosi (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% growth). The concepts are upscale, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and are open for lunch and dinner. Cuisines served are South American, French, Italian, Mexican. Average location has seating for about 150. Trading areas are DC and NY.

 

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Hattiesburg, MS-based MUGSHOTS GRILL & BAR (founded 2004) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). This family/casual bar and grill concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 125. Trading areas are AL, LA and MS. Franchising is available. We last featured this concept on 9/27/16 (42% growth).

Boynton Beach, FL-based LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQ has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual bbq 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 125. Catering and delivery are available. All the restaurants trade in FL. We featured this concept on 9/13/16 (50% growth).

Sandy Springs, GA-based RISING ROLL GOURMET CAFE (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 19 to 20 (5% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 40 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering options. Units are franchised in FL, GA, KY, TX and VA. We last featured this concept on 10/4/16 (12% growth).

February 20, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Kansas City, MO-based SPIN NEAPOLITAN PIZZA (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering and delivery services are available. Trading areas are CA, KS, MO, NE and TX.

Minnesota-based PLAZA MORENA CAMPESTRE GRILL RESTAURANTS has increased by 1 unit for the Plaza Morena concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Gran Plaza Mexican Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 4 (33% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. All the restaurants trade in MN.

Mableton, GA-based MARTIN’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1962) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 100. Private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in GA.

Jacksonville, FL-based RENNA’S PIZZA (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, 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. Catering and delivery services are available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Madison, GA-based AMICI ITALIAN CAFE (founded 1993) has increased by 4 units, from 7 to 11 (57% growth). This family/casual Italian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat about 70. Catering is also available. Restaurants are franchised and trade in GA.

Toledo, OH-based BARRY BAGELS (founded 1972) has increased by 5 units, from 7 to 12 (71% growth) and entered into MI. These quick serve bakery/cafes are open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30, with catering and online ordering options available. Trading areas are MI and OH.

 

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Atlanta, GA-based FIFTH GROUP RESTAURANTS (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the South City Kitchen concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 8 to 9 (13% growth). The other company concepts include: Alma Cocina (1), Ecco (1), La Tavola Trattoria (1), Lure (1) and The Original El Taco (1). These upscale Italian 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 banquet services are also available. All the restaurants are located in GA. We last featured this company on 9/27/16 (14% growth).

Mississippi-based LOST PIZZA CO has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is served. Seating is for about 50. The restaurants trade in MS and TN. We featured this concept on 9/20/16 (20% growth).

Markham, ON-based WIMPY’S DINER (founded 1961) has increased by 6 units, from 50 to 56 (12% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 70. All the restaurants are located in ON. We last wrote about this concept on 10/11/16 (6% growth).

February 13, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Haddonfield, NJ-based PJW RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1983) has increased by 3 units for the PJ Whelihan’s Pub concept, from 16 to 19 (19% concept growth). The company also operates The Chophouse (1), The Pour House (3) and Treno Pizza Bar (1). Overall company increase was from 21 to 24 (14% growth). These family/casual restaurant/bar concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a per person check average of $10-$30+. Average seating is for about 250. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are NJ and PA.

Perrysburg, OH-based BENNETT ENTERPRISES LLC (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit for the Ralphie’s Sports Eatery concept, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). The company is also a franchisee of 13 Bob’s Big Boy locations. The restaurants are family/casual sports bars, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Units seat about 200 and offer private party facilities. All the restaurants are located in OH.

Seattle, WA-based DUKE’S SEAFOOD & CHOWDER (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% 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 service and average seating for about 125. Banquet rooms are 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 KIRBY’S STEAKHOUSE (founded 1954) has increased by 1 unit for the Kirby’s Steakhouse concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth, entered OK) and by 1 unit for the Mickey Mantle’s concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Nickel And Rye (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% company growth). These upscale steakhouse concepts are open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are OK and TX.

Houston, TX-based TAQUERIA EL SOL DE MEXICO has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Locations have seating for about 30. Beer is served. All the restaurants are located in TX.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

San Diego, CA-based TRULUCK’S SEAFOOD STEAK & CRAB has increased by 1 unit for the Truluck’s concept, from 11 to 12 (9% concept growth). The company also operates Steve Fields Steak & Lobster (1). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% company growth). These upscale steak and seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for around 200. Private party services are available. Trading areas are CA, FL and TX. We last featured this company on 9/27/16 (9% growth).

Florida-based LITTLE GREEK (founded 2004) has increased by 6 units, from 29 to 35 (21% growth) and entered into OH. This fast casual Greek concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40, offering catering and online ordering services. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, FL, GA, KY, OH and TX. We last featured this concept on 11/15/16 (21% growth).

Orlando, FL-based KEKE’S BREAKFAST CAFE (founded 2006) has increased by 6 units, from 24 to 30 (25% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast and lunch, serving American cuisine. Seating is for about 100. All are located in FL. Franchising is available. We wrote about this concept on 12/20/16 (33% growth).

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February 6, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Portland, OR-based SAINT HONORE BOULANGERIE has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual French bakery/cafe 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 50. All the restaurants trade in OR.

Bridgeport, CT-based VAZZY’S has added a new concept called Beachhouse Grill (1), increasing from 7 to 8 (14% company growth). Other company concepts are Lighthouse Pizza (1), The Original Vazzy’s (1), Vazzano’s Four Seasons (1), Vazzy’s 19th Hole (1), Vazzy’s Cucina (1), Vazzy’s Osteria (1) and Windmill Tavern (1). The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving Italian and pizza. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 60. Catering, delivery and private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in CT.

Texas-based BELLAGREEN (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving salad, sandwich, American and Italian cuisines. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar. Seating is for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based DIG INN (founded 2011) has increased by 8 units, from 12 to 20 (67% growth). This fast casual American restaurant concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and offer catering and online ordering options. Locations trade in MA and NY.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Southfield, MI-based ZOUP! FRESH SOUP COMPANY (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units, from 95 to 98 (3% growth) and entered into NJ. This fast casual soup and sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and offer catering, private party and online ordering options. Stores are franchised and trade in DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OH, ON, OR, PA, SD, VA, WA and WI. We last featured this concept on 7/12/16 (12% growth).

Pittsburgh, PA-based PRIMANTI BROTHERS RESTAURANT & BAR (founded 1933) has increased by 8 units, from 35 to 43 (23% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine and pizza. Per person price range is $6-$15+, with full bar service and average seating for about 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are FL, IN, MD, OH, PA and WV. We last featured this concept on 9/27/16 (74% growth).

Fayetteville, AR-based SLIM CHICKENS (founded 2003) has increased by 18 units, from 53 to 71 (34% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, AZ, IL, KS, LA, MO, NE, OK, TN and TX. We last wrote about this company on 11/2/16 (96% growth).

 

January 30, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Aliso Viejo, CA-based GRINDER RESTAURANTS (founded 1968) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family/casual American style restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 90 and all are located in CA.

Westlake Village, CA-based SHARKY’S WOODFIRED MEXICAN GRILL (founded 1992) has increased by 3 units, from 25 to 28 (12% growth) and entered into NV. These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are CA, NV and OR. About half the locations are franchised.

Los Angeles, CA-based SADDLE RANCH CHOP HOUSE (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual American restaurant and steakhouse 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 300. Banquet facilities are also available. The restaurants trade in AZ and CA.

Virginia-based PLAZA AZTECA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS (founded 1994) has increased by 8 units, from 31 to 39 (26% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and seating is for about 250. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are MA, MD, NC, NJ, PA and VA.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

California-based SHOGUN TEPPAN (founded 1980) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). These upscale Japanese restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 150. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Chicago, IL-based PROTEIN BAR (founded 2009) has increased by 2 units, from 17 to 19 (12% growth) and entered into NV. This fast casual sandwich, salad and juice bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units seat about 60 and offer catering and online ordering options. Trading areas are CO, DC and IL.

 

 

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 75 to 79 (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. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. Trading areas are DC, MD, NJ, PA and VA. All the restaurants are franchised. We last wrote about this concept on 10/25/16 (9% growth).

Oklahoma City, OK-based SONIC DRIVE-IN (NASDAQ:SONC; founded 1953) has increased by 36 units, from 3557 to 3593 (1% growth). This drive-thru burger concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. More than 90% of the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV and WY. We last featured this concept on 11/8/16 (1% growth).

Queen Creek, AZ-based NATIVE GRILL & WINGS (founded 1979) has increased by 5 units, from 30 to 35 (17% growth) and entered into ID, MA, and MO. This family/casual concept serves American cuisine, specializing in chicken wings. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, ID, MA, MO, SD and TX. We last featured this concept on 12/20/16 (11% growth).

 

January 23, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based ABITINO’S PIZZA (founded 1992) has increased by 1 unit for the Abitino’s Pizza concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth). The company also operates Uncle Mario’s (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% company growth). This fast casual pizzeria/Italian restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and the average unit has seating for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Irvine, CA-based JOJO’S PIZZA KITCHEN (founded 1968) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving beer and wine. Per person check average is $6-$15+. Average unit has seating for about 80. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Orem, UT-based KNEADERS BAKERY & CAFE (founded 1997) has increased by 7 units, from 52 to 59 (13% growth) and entered into KS and MO. This fast casual bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Units seat about 40 and offer catering and online ordering options. Trading areas are AZ, CO, ID, NV, TX and UT. Franchising is available.

Fayetteville, AR-based LA HUERTA has increased by 1 unit for the Las Fajitas concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth). The company also operates La Huerta (3) and Mojitos (1). Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% company growth). These family/casual Mexican concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 100. All are located in AR.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Portland, OR-based KILLER BURGER (founded 2010) has increased by 2 units, from 7 to 9 (29% growth). This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range, serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 60. Locations are in OR and WA.

Edmonton, AB-based ROYAL PIZZA (founded 1969) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). These family/casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for around 150. Online ordering and delivery options are available. Loctions are franchised and trade in AB.

Arizona-based SALAD AND GO (founded 2013) has increased by 2 units, from 8 to 10 (25% growth). This fast casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations are drive-thru, take-out window only. All are located in AZ.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Florida-based FIVE STAR PIZZA has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is limited. Online ordering and delivery options are available. All the restaurants are in FL. We last featured this concept on 12/20/16 (50% growth).

Aliso Viejo-based CHRONIC TACOS (founded 2002) has increased by 26 units, from 32 to 58 (81% growth) and entered into FL, GA, HI and WA. 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 30. Catering, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, BC, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, NC, NV, UT and WA. We last wrote about this concept on 10/25/16 (32% growth).

Michigan-based TOARMINA’S PIZZA (founded 1987) has increased by 8 units, from 21 to 29 (38% growth). This quick serve concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is limited, with catering, delivery and online ordering options available. Locations trade in MI and MS. We featured this company on 9/20/16 (24% growth).

 

January 16, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

New York, NY-based DALLAS BBQ has increased by 1 unit for the Dallas BBQ concept, from 10 to 11 (10% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 12 to 13 (8% company growth). Their other company concept is called Tony’s Di Napoli (2). These family/casual BBQ 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, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in NY.

Fort Worth, TX-based TACO CASA TEXAS has increased by 4 units, from 74 to 78 (5% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and offer drive-thru service. All stores are franchised and trade in OK and TX.

Savannah, GA-based LADY & SONS RESTAURANT (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for the Paula Deen’s Kitchen concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and entered into SC. The company also operates Lady & Sons (1). Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are GA, SC and TN.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Berwyn, IL-based BUONA RESTAURANTS (founded 1980) has increased by 2 units for the Buona Beef concept, from 17 to 19 (12% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 18 to 20 (11% company growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Brett Favre’s Steakhouse. These fast casual Italian sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are all available. Trading areas are IL and WI.

Hilton Head, SC-based SERG RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1984) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth), with the addition of 2 new concepts called Skull Creek Dockside Restaurant and Marleys Shrimp & Burger Shack. Other company concepts are Black Marlin Bayside Grille (1), Frankie Bones (1), Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta (2), Marley’s Island Grille (1), One Hot Mama’s (1), Poseidon (1), Skull Creek Boathouse (1), The Lodge (1) and Wise Guys (1). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants serve Italian, pizza, seafood, BBQ and steak, with full bar service and average seating for about 70. Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available. The restaurants trade in NC and SC.

Florida-based DONNA’S CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT (founded 1995) has increased by 3 units, from 6 to 9 (50% growth). Per person check average is $6-$15+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beer and wine are served. The average restaurant seats about 50. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Birmingham, AL-based FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE (founded 1981) has increased by 3 units, from 11 to 14 (27% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer is sold and seating is for about 70. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants trade in AL.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Athens, GA-based ZAXBY’S (founded 1990) has increased by 4 units, from 797 to 801 (1% growth). These fast casual chicken restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT and VA. We last featured this concept on 9/6/16 (13% growth).

Prairie Du Sac, WI-based CULVER’S FROZEN CUSTARD & BUTTERBURGERS (founded 1984) has increased by 56 units, from 586 to 642 (10% growth). These fast casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90. Stores are franchised and are located in AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, OH, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WI and WI. We last featured this concept on 11/2/16 (5% growth).

Mississauga, ON-based NANDO’S CANADA (founded 1994) has increased by 2 units, from 44 to 46 (5% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person price range. Units seat about 60 and offer catering service. Trading areas are AB, BC and ON. We last wrote about this company on 7/12/16 (7% growth).

 

January 9, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Spokane, WA-based TWIGS BISTRO & MARTINI BAR (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). These upscale European 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 80. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are ID, OR, UT and WA.

Colorado-based SANTIAGO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 27 to 28 (4% growth). This quick serve Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 70. All the restaurants trade in CO.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Brooklyn, NY-based JUNIOR’S RESTAURANT (founded 1950) has increased by 2 units, from 3 to 5 (67% growth) and entered into FL. This quick serve bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 125 and catering is available. Trading areas are CT, FL and NY.

Atlanta, GA-based TWISTED TACO (founded 2002) has increased by 6 units, from 11 to 17 (55% growth) and entered into KY, NY, PA and SC. These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seat about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are GA, KY, NY, OK, PA, SC and TN.

Atlanta, GA-based YOGLI MOGLI (founded 2009) has increased by 13 units for the Kale Me Crazy concept, from 2 to 15 (650% concept growth) and entered into AL, CO, MS and NC. Their other company concept is Yogli Mogli (14). Overall company increase was from 16 to 29 (81% company growth). These fast casual yogurt and salad concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 40 and catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, CO, GA, MS and NC.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Virginia Beach, VA-based YNOT ITALIAN (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering is available. All the locations are in VA. We last featured this concept on 10/4/16 (20% growth).

Plano, TX-based MOOYAH BURGERS & FRIES (founded 2007) has increased by 5 units for the Mooyah Burgers concept, from 89 to 94 (6% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Ojos Locos Sports Cantina concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth). The company has added a new concept called Pie Tap Pizza (2) and entered into MA and PA. Overall company increase was from 97 to 105 (8% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit has seating for about 60. Ojos Locos is a family/casual sports bar concept, with seating for about 250. Catering, private party and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are AL, AR, BC, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, LA, MA, MB, MT, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, Mexico and the Middle East. About half the restaurants are franchised. We last featured this company on 8/30/16 (18% growth).

 

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