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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).

June 20, 2017

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Springfield, MO-based ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD (founded 1986) has increased by 13 units, from 50 to 63 (26% growth) and entered into AL and FL. This quick serve ice cream concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Stores have limited seating. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AZ, CO, FL, IL, KS, MO, NC, OK, TN and TX.

Winston Salem, NC-based EAST COAST WINGS (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 34 to 35 (3% growth) and entered into VA. The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in chicken wings. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer is served. Catering and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL, NC, PA, TN, TX and VA.

Eugene, OR-based ABBY’S LEGENDARY PIZZA (founded 1964) has increased by 6 units, from 30 to 36 (20% 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 seating is for about 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are OR and WA.

San Francisco, CA-based PACIFIC CATCH has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual seafood restaurant has a full bar and average seating for about 100. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Catering, banquet and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in CA.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

New York, NY-based BLOCKHEADS BURRITOS (founded 1994) has increased by 2 units for the Blockheads Burritos concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 9 to 11 (22% company growth). The other company concepts are Benny’s Burritos (1) and Mother Burger (1). These family/casual Mexican restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 80. Catering, private party and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are located in NY.

Oregon-based LOVE LOVE TERIYAKI has increased by 1 unit for the Love Love Teriyaki concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth) and added a new concept called Love Love Teriyaki & Sushi (1 unit). Overall company increase was from 4 to 6 (50% company growth). These fast casual Japanese concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in OR.

Alabama-based MILO’S HAMBURGERS (founded 1946) has increased by 2 units, from 18 to 20 (11% growth). This quick serve burger restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Drive-thru service is available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

New York, NY-based BEAN N BEAN ORGANIC COFFEE has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth) and entered into NJ. This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Trading areas are NJ and NY. We wrote about this concept on 12/20/16 (33% growth).

Chicago, IL-based YOLK has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual breakfast and lunch concept has a $6-$15+ per person check average and seating for about 150. Catering, private party and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are IL, IN and TX. We last wrote about this concept on 2/15/17 (86% growth).

El Paso, TX-based WING DADDY’S SAUCE HOUSE (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit for the Wing Daddy’s concept, from 20 to 21 (5% concept growth) and added a new concept called Charcoaler Drive-in (1). The company also operates a 3-unit concept called Toro Burger. Overall company increase was from 23 to 25 (9% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving chicken, burgers and American cuisine. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 100. Per person check average is $10-$30+. Catering is available. All the restaurants trade in TX. We featured this concept on 4/4/17 (25% growth).

Denver, CO-based SNARF’S SANDWICHES (founded 1996) has increased by 3 units, from 23 to 26 (13% growth). This fast casual concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average unit seats about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. We last wrote about this concept on 3/28/17 (10% growth).

June 7, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Virginia Beach, VA-based SURF RIDER RESTAURANT (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving seafood. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. All the restaurants are located in VA.

Delray Beach, FL-based SUSHI MASA (founded 2014) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family/casual sushi restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. Catering is also available. The restaurants are located in FL.

Milwaukee, WI-based BIANCHINI RESTAURANTS (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit for Cubanitas, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Indulge (2). Overall company increase was from 3 to 4 (33% company growth). These Cuban restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 100. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are IL and WI.

Newport, RI-based NEWPORT HARBOR CORP (founded 2012) has added a new concept called Avivo (1) for an overall company increase from 14 to 15 (7% growth). Their other company concepts include: 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grill (1), Boat House (1), Castle Hill Inn (1), Hemenway’s Seafood Grille & Oyster Bar (1), Papa Razzi (6), Smokehouse Café (1), The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar (1), Trio (1) and Waterman Grille (1). These upscale steak and seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating is for about 250. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are MA and RI.

Eau Claire, WI-based ERBERT & GERBERT’S SUBS & CLUBS (founded 1987) has increased by 5 units, from 100 to 105 (5% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30 and offers catering and online ordering services. Units are franchised and trade in CO, MI, MN, ND, NY, OH, SD, TX and WI.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Scottsdale, AZ-based OREGANO’S PIZZA BISTRO (founded 1993) has increased by 4 units, from 18 to 22 (22% growth) and entered into CO. These family/casual Italian & pizza 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 150. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ and CO.

Florida-based HUEY MAGOO’S RESTAURANTS (founded 2004) has increased by 3 units, from 4 to 7 (75% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and offer catering and online ordering options. All the restaurants trade in FL.

Sacramento, CA-based JACK’S URBAN EATS (founded 1998) has increased by 2 units, from 12 to 14 (17% growth). This family/casual American 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 80. Online ordering service is available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Boca Raton, FL-based GYROVILLE REALLY FRESH REALLY GREEK (founded 2010) has increased by 2 units, from 8 to 10 (25% growth) and entered into KS and Ecuador. This fast casual concept serves Greek, Mediterranean and sandwiches. Per person price range is $4-$10+ and seating is for about 30. Catering is available. Trading areas are FL, KS and Ecuador.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Diamond Bar, CA-based ONO HAWAIIAN BBQ has increased by 13 units, from 60 to 73 (22% growth). This quick serve Hawaiian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering is available. Locations trade in AZ and CA. We last featured this concept on 1/18/17 (19% growth).

 Whitehall, OH-based MASSEY’S PIZZA (founded 1949) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% 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 average seating is for about 70. Catering and online ordering services are available. Locations trade in OH and SC. Between 60% and 70% of the units are franchised. We last wrote about this concept on 12/13/16 (8% growth).

 Grants Pass, OR-based DUTCH BROS COFFEE (founded 1992) has increased by 19 units, from 283 to 302 (7% growth). This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Drive-thru service is available. Stores trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR and WA. We featured this concept on 1/18/17 (4% growth).

 

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May 29, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Atlanta, GA-based MCALISTER’S DELI (founded 1989) has increased by 40 units, from 379 to 419 (11% growth) and entered into IA and UT. This fast casual sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$10+ per person price range. Seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering services are offered. Stores are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WY. McAlister’s is a subsidiary of Focus Brands.

El Paso, TX-based ARDOVINO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT (founded 1961) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% 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 50. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

San Bernardino, CA-based BAKERS DRIVE THRU RESTAURANTS (founded 1952) has increased by 1 unit, from 38 to 39 (3% growth). This fast casual burger concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 70. Drive-thru service is available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Dublin, OH-based CITY BARBEQUE (founded 1999) has increased by 7 units, from 32 to 39 (22% growth) and entered into GA. This family/casual BBQ 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, banquet and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are GA, IN, KY, NC and OH.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Boulder, CO-based HAPA SUSHI GRILL & SAKE BAR (founded 1999) has increased by 2 units for their Motomaki concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth). The company also operates the 4-unit Hapa Sushi concept. Overall company increase was from 5 to 7 (40% company growth). These family/casual Japanese concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 90. Catering and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in CO.

Manhattan Beach, CA-based ROCK & BREWS (founded 2012) has increased by 3 units, from 17 to 20 (18% growth). This family/casual bar and grill is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250. Private party services are available. Units are franchised and trade in CA, FL, HI, KS, MO, NM, OK and TX.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Phoenix, AZ-based BARRO’S PIZZA (founded 1980) has increased by 3 units, from 37 to 40 (8% 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 50. Delivery service is available. All the restaurants trade in AZ. We last featured this concept on 12/20/16 (6% growth).

Lehi, UT-based COSTA VIDA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL (founded 2003) has increased by 14 units, from 80 to 94 (18% growth) and entered into KS, MN and MT. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. The restaurants have catering and online ordering services. Locations are franchised and trade in AB, AZ, CA, CO, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, NM, NV, TX, UT and WA. We last featured this company on 4/11/17 (5% growth).

Montreal, PQ-based EGGSPECTATION (founded 1993) has increased by 5 units, from 24 to 29 (21% growth) and entered into BC. The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializing in breakfast foods. Full bar is available and seating is for about 200. Private party services are available. Trading areas are BC, MD, ON, PQ, TX and VA. Franchise opportunities are available. We last featured this concept on 1/3/17 (20% growth).

 

May 15, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

West Monroe, AR-based JOHNNY’S PIZZA HOUSE (founded 1967) has increased by 1 unit, from 43 to 44 (2% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is served and seating is for about 30. Online ordering, delivery and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are AR, LA and TX. Franchise opportunites are available.

Louisville, KY-based PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA (NASDAQ:PZZA; founded 1985) has increased by 228 units, from 4971 to 5199 (5% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Stores offer delivery and online ordering services. About half the stores are franchised and trade in AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NB, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PE, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY and many other countries worldwide.

Katy, TX-based KOLACHE FACTORY (founded 1982) has increased by 2 units, from 52 to 54 (4% growth) and entered into CA and SC. This quick serve bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20, offering catering, delivery, drive-thru and online ordering options. About half the stores are franchised. Trading areas are CA, IN, KS, MO, NE, NM, SC, TX and VA.

Phoenix, AZ-based CARLOS O’BRIEN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual concept 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 are available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Atlanta, GA-based MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 48 units, from 667 to 715 (7% growth) and entered into NE. This fast casual Mexican 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 90. Catering and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY. Moe’s is a subsidiary of Focus Brands.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Atlanta, GA-based R TACO (founded 2010) has increased by 9 units, from 19 to 28 (47% growth) and entered into IA, NE and OH. 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 90. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. Units are franchised and trade in CO, IA, MN, NE, OH and TX.

Vancouver, BC-based CAFE CREPE (founded 1999) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This family/casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and seating for about 50. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in BC, CA and ON.

Pawleys Island, SC-based EGGS UP GRILL (founded 1986) has increased by 8 units, from 18 to 26 (44% growth). These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine, specializing in breakfast foods. Meal periods are breakfast and lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Units seat about 90. About half of the restaurants are franchised. Trading areas are GA, NC and SC.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Houston, TX-based LA CANTINA MEXICAN GRILL has increased by 1 unit for the La Cantina concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth). The company also operates Chulas Sports Cantina (5). Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% company growth). These family/casual Mexican bar and grill concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar is served and average seating is for about 300. Catering and banquet services are available. All the restaurants are located in TX. We wrote about this company on 2/12/17 (14% growth).

Texas-based PALIO’S PIZZA CAFE has increased by 6 units, from 36 to 42 (17% growth). This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average seating is for about 50. Beer is sold. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. All the locations are in TX. We last featured this concept on 12/13/16 (20% growth).

Athens, GA-based BARBERITOS (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 47 to 48 (2% growth) and entered into AL. 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 seating is for around 90. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available. All units are franchised and trade in AL, FL, GA, NC, SC and TN. We last featured this concept on 12/20/16 (9% growth).

California-based BLUEWATER GRILL SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% 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 200. Banquet rooms are available. Locations are in AZ and CA. We last wrote about this concept on 11/8/16 (27% growth).

 

May 8, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Bedford, NH-based GREAT NEW HAMPSHIRE RESTAURANTS (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit for the Copper Door concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates Cj’s Great West Grill (1) and T-bones (5). Overall company increased from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These family/casual steak and seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in NH.

Seattle, WA-based ELYSIAN BREW PUB (founded 1996) has added a new concept called Elysian Taproom (1 unit). Other company concepts are Elysian Bar (1) and Elysian Brew Pub (3). Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth). The bars are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving bar foods. Average unit seats about 450. Per person check average is $8-$20+. Private party services are available. All the restaurants are located in WA.

Las Vegas, NV-based FIESTA MEXICANA has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth) and entered into NV. This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 200. Trading areas are AZ, CO, NM, NV and UT.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Bala Cynwyd, PA-based 1000 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZA (founded 2014) has increased by 15 units,from 19 to 34 (79% growth) and entered into IA, MA, MD, MN, NE, OH, TN and UT. These fast casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 80 and catering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NE, NJ, OH, SD, TN, TX, UT and VA.

Costa Mesa, CA-based KING’S SEAFOOD CO (founded 1945) has increased by 1 unit for Water Grill, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth) and entered into TX. The company also added a new concept called Meat on Ocean (1 unit). Other company concepts are 555 East American Steakhouse (1), Fish Camp (1), King’s Fish House (11), Lou & Mickey’s (1) and Pier Burger (1). Overall company increase was from 19 to 21 (11% company growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving seafood and steak. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Pier Burger is fast casual, serving burgers and ice cream, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Company trading areas are AZ, CA, NV and TX.

Georgia-based LOS BRAVOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 100. All the restaurants trade in GA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Hayward, CA-based MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 13 units, from 180 to 193 (7% growth). This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All stores are franchised and trade in CA, NV, OR and UT. We last wrote about this company on 12/13/16 (8% growth).

La Porte, TX-based GRINGO’S MEXICAN KITCHEN (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% concept growth). The company also Jimmy Changas (4) and a quick serve concept called Bullritos (21). Overall company increase was from 35 to 36 (3% company growth). Gringos and Jimmy Changas are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and seat about 250. Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are GA and TX. We last featured this company on 11/29/16 (13% growth).

Idaho-based PAPA KELSEY’S PIZZA & SUBS (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This fast casual restaurant serves beer and wine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+, offering catering, delivery and online ordering options. Average unit seats about 20. Trading areas are AZ, CO, ID and UT. Franchising is available. We last featured this company on 11/8/16 (27% growth).

April 24, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

California-based LEUCADIA PIZZERIA (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual Italian and pizza concept is open for lunch and dinner, with 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 located in CA.

Irving, TX-based TACO BUENO (founded 1967) has increased by 14 units, from 170 to 184 (8% growth) and entered into CO. This fast casual Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Drive-thru, delivery and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are AR, CO, LA, OK and TX.

Boise, ID-based CHICAGO CONNECTION PIZZA (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine. Average unit has seating for about 60, offering catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services. All the restaurants trade in ID.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Lexington, KY-based ASIAN TOO (founded 2004) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth) and entered into OH. This fast casual Asian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 90 and beer and wine are served. Catering and delivery are available. Trading areas are IN, KY, MA, OH and TX.

Dallas, Tx-based RAZZOO’S CAJUN CAFE (founded 1991) has increased by 3 units, from 18 to 21 (17% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and seating for about 250. Catering is available. The restaurants are located in NC and TX.

Saint-Laurent, QC-based GRABBAGREEN (founded 2013) has increased by 16 units, from 10 to 26 (160% growth) and entered into CA, CO, MD and MN. This fast casual concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving smoothies, salads and Mediterranean cuisine. Seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering are available. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MD, MN, NC, TN and TX.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Annapolis, MD-based LEDO PIZZA (founded 1955) has increased by 4 units for the Ledo Pizza concept, from 100 to 104 (4% concept growth) and by 1 unit for Urban Bar-B-Que, from 10 to 11 (10% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 110 to 115 (5% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Some locations have full bar service. Average unit seats about 90 and offers catering, delivery and online ordering options. Locations are franchised and trade in DC, FL, MD, SD, VA and WV. We last featured this company on 1/18/17 (3% comp growth).

Columbia, SC-based GROUCHO’S DELI (founded 1941) has increased by 1 unit, from 31 to 32 (3% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving sandwiches and American cuisines. Per person check average is $4-$12+, open for lunch and dinner. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. Locations are franchised and trade in NC and SC. We last wrote about this concept on 11/29/16 (15% growth).

Massachusetts-based FLATBREAD COMPANY (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit for the Flatbread Company concept, from 14 to 15 (7% concept growth). The company also operates a 3-unit concept called American Flatbread. Overall company increase was from 17 to 18 (6% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving pizza and bar food. Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine. Average unit seats about 150. Catering is available. Trading areas are BC, CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT. We featured this concept on 11/29/16 (27% growth).

Clear Lake, IA-based CABIN COFFEE COMPANY (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth) and entered into IN. This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast and lunch hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30, offering drive-thru service. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are CO, GA, IA, IN, MN and WI. We featured this concept on 1/20/17 (36% growth).

April 17, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Dunwoody, GA-based KRYSTAL (founded 1932) has increased by 2 units, from 381 to 383 (1% growth). This quick serve burger restaurant is open for breakfast, 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 AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN and VA. About half the locations are franchised.

Chattanooga, TN-based OLD CHICAGO (founded 1976) has increased by 8 units, from 99 to 107 (8% growth) and entered into SC. This family/casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 225. Trading areas are AR, AZ, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, WI and WY. Franchising is available. Old Chicago is a subsidiary of Craftworks Restaurants.

California-based CHICKEN MAISON (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. The restaurants serve chicken, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. Average unit has seating for about 90 and offers catering and private party services. All the locations are in CA.

Denver, CO-based HACIENDA COLORADO has increased by 1 unit for the Hacienda Colorado concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth). The company also operates a 4-unit concept called Elway’s. Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% company growth). Hacienda Colorado is a family/casual Mexican concept, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Elway’s is an upscale steak and seafood concept. Both concepts offer catering and banquet services. All the locations are in CO.

 

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Southampton, PA-based LEE’S HOAGIE HOUSE (founded 1953) has increased by 3 units, from 15 to 18 (20% growth) and entered into NC and SC. This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is served and seating is for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are NC, NJ, PA and SC.

Wichita, KS-based HOG WILD PIT BBQ has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are AZ, KS and NE.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Covington, LA-based PJ’S COFFEE & TEA (founded 1978) has increased by 17 units, from 74 to 91 (23% growth) and entered into CO, FL, Kuwait and Vietnam. This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast and lunch hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30, with drive-thru service available. All locations are franchised and trade in AR, CO, FL, LA, MD, MS, SC and TX. We last featured this concept on 10/18/16 (12% growth). PJ’s is a subsidiary of Ballard Brands.

Birmingham, AL-based JACK’S FAMILY RESTAURANTS (founded 1960) has increased by 9 units, from 140 to 149 (6% growth). This quick serve concept serves chicken, burgers, ice cream and American cuisines. Per person price range is $4-$12+. Seating is for about 20. Drive-thru, catering and online ordering are available. Locations trade in AL, GA, MS and TN.

Kennesaw, GA-based CHEESEBURGER BOBBY’S (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60. All the restaurants are located in GA. We last wrote about this company on 12/6/16 (30% growth).

Denver, CO-based ILLEGAL PETE’S (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 80. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are AZ and CO. We featured this concept on 11/29/16 (29% growth).

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