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Restaurant News 11-05-13

Restaurant News 11-05-13

Restaurantdata.com News 11-05-13

 

 

Our popular weekly newsletter has been renamed the Restaurantdata.com weekly newsletter.

 

Readers will see the same content they are used to enjoying along with expanded content regarding the entire Restaurant Universe.

BRAND NEW DIRECTORY!

<span”>Click here and search independent or multi-unit restaurant single unit locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

<span”>Did you Know (from deep inside the restaurant unit locator)?

 

<span”>-There are 25 locations called Bada Bing in the US?

 

<span”>-In CA there are 2.5 to 1 (ratio) as many locations that sell beer/wine compared to full bar locations. In FL the ration is 1.5 to 1?

 

<span”>-There are more than 65,000 pizza restaurants in the US. Around 1/2 are units of a chain and 1/2 are independent?

 

 

<span”><span”>Growing Concepts

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Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Camillus, NY-based CAM’S PIZZERIA (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth).  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units have limited seating, with mostly take-out and delivery services.  Online ordering options are available.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in NY.

Las Vegas, NV-based HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  This family/casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Beer is served and seating is for about 80.  Locations trade in CA, DC, FL, and NV.

Holland, OH-based SCRAMBLER MARIE’S BREAKFAST BISTRO (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 19 to 20 (5% growth).  This family/casual concept is open for breakfast and lunch, specializing in breakfast foods.  Units seat about 250 and offer private party services.  Trading areas are MI and OH.  Franchise opportunities are available.

Virginia-based AZTECA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS has increased by 7 units, from 28 to 35 (25% growth) and entered into CT and MD.  This is a family/casual Mexican restaurant concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and seating for around 250.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are CT, MA, MD, NC, OH, PA, and VA.

 

<span”>Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

<span”>Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.

 

Woodland Hills, CA-based PIZZAREV (founded 2012) 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.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50.  Catering is available.  All locations are in CA.  Franchise opportunities are available.

Addison, TX-based RAZZOO’S CAJUN CAFE (founded 1991) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for around 250.  Catering service is available.  Units trade in NC and TX.

Columbus, OH-based RUSTY BUCKET RESTAURANT AND TAVERN has increased by 2 units, from 12 to 14 (17% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 100.  Catering and banquet facilities are available.  Trading areas are IN, MI, and OH.

 

<span”>Repeat Growers

 

<span”>Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Orlando, FL-based BUCA DI BEPPO (founded 1993) has increased by 6 units, from 95 to 101 (6% growth) and entered into LA.  This upscale Italian restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 350.  Catering, delivery, banquet and online ordering options are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, England, and Mexico.  We last wrote about this concept on 9/11/12 (1% growth).  Buca Di Beppo is a subsidiary of Planet Hollywood restaurants.

Nashville, TN-based LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE (founded 1991) has increased by 8 units, from 251 to 259 (3% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 250.  Catering and online ordering services are available.  Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ. CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, WV, and WV.  We last wrote about this concept on 10/1/12 (4% growth).

Norcross, GA-based WAFFLE HOUSE (founded 1955) has increased by 51 units, from 1632 to 1683 (3% growth) and entered into AK.  The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 80.  About half of the restaurants are franchised.  Trading areas are AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.  We last featured this company on 6/5/12 (1% growth).

 

 

 

Restaurant News 10-29-13

Restaurant News 10-29-13

Restaurantdata.com News 10-29-13

 

 

Our popular weekly newsletter has been renamed the Restaurantdata.com weekly newsletter.

 

Readers will see the same content they are used to enjoying along with expanded content regarding the entire Restaurant Universe.

BRAND NEW DIRECTORY!

Click here and search restaurant locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

Did you Know (from deep inside the restaurant unit locator)?

 

-There are more than 5400 Independent Steakhouses inside the US? In CA there are 440. In IL 190,  in NY 310, in TX 480,  in FL 450 and in ND 20.

 

-In FL there are more than 7400 Independent restaurants with Full Bar Service. In CA there are more than 11,000.

 

-There are more than 16,000 BBQ locations in the US and 1,000 Vegetarian restaurants.

 

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Growing Concepts


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Miami, FL-based NATURAL CHICKEN GRILL has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth).  This fast casual concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 50 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering services.  All stores are franchised and trade in FL.

Medina, OH-based ROMEO’S PIZZA (founded 2000) has increased by 2 units, from 31 to 33 (6% growth).  This fast casual pizzeria concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Most locations are take-out/delivery; limited seating and beer and wine are offered at select locations.  Catering is available.  The restaurants are franchised and are located in OH.

Massachusetts-based COMELLA’S HOMEMADE ITALIAN FOOD (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth).  This family/casual Italian restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Units seat about 50 and offer catering and delivery services.  All locations are in MA.

Albuquerque, NM-based GARCIA’S KITCHEN (founded 1975) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth).  This family/casual Mexican concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seat around 125.  Catering and banquet facilities are available.  All locations are in NM.

FOURTH WALL RESTAURANTS of New York, NY (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth), adding a new concept called Quality Italian.  Other company concepts are Maloney & Porcelli (1), Park Avenue (1), Post House (1), Quality Meats (1), Riff Raff’s (1), Smith & Wollensky (1) and The Hurricane Club (1).  These tend to be upscale restaurants with full bar and seating for around 300.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $15-$50+.  Banquet services are offered.  All locations are in NY.

CARL’S JR. of Carpinteria, CA (founded 1941) has increased by 57 units for Carls Jr. from 1292 to 1349 (4% concept growth).  These are quick serve burger restaurants open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Seating is for around 80.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Locations are in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Vestavia Hills, AL-based TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE (founded 1998) has increased by 7 units, from 20 to 27 (35% growth) and entered into CO, NC, and VA.  This fast casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat about 100.  Catering and private party services are offered. Trading areas are AL, AR, CO, GA, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV.

Florida-based LITTLE GREEK (founded 2004) has increased by 3 units, from 11 to 14 (27% growth) and entered into AR.  This is a fast casual concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 40 and offer catering and online ordering options.  All locations are franchised and trade in AR, FL, and TX.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Sterling Heights, MI-based JET’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 50 units, from 266 to 316 (19% growth) and entered into MO and VA.  These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Delivery and online ordering are available.  All stores are franchised and trade in AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI.  We last wrote about this concept on 6/12/12 (8% growth).

Trevose, PA-based RITA’S ITALIAN ICE (founded 1984) has increased by 9 units, from 560 to 569 (2% growth).  The shops are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for around 20.  Catering and online ordering are available.  All units are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.  We last featured this company on 1/2/2013 (2% growth).

Southfield, MI-based ZOUP! FRESH SOUP COMPANY (founded 1998) has increased by 8 units, from 47 to 55 (17% growth) and entered into MO.  The concept is fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Unit seat about 50 and offering online ordering, catering and private party services.  About half the units are franchised.  Trading areas are CO, CT, DC, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MO, OH, ON, and PA.  We last wrote about this company on 5/8/12 (23% growth).

 

 

 

Restaurant News 10-22-13

Restaurant News 10-22-13

Restaurantdata.com News 10-22-13

 

Restaurantchains.net Alerts Newsletter Changes.

Our popular weekly newsletter has been renamed the Restaurantdata.com weekly newsletter.

 

Readers will see the same content they are used to enjoying along with expanded content regarding the entire Restaurant Universe.

BRAND NEW DIRECTORY!

Click here and search restaurant locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

Did you Know (from deep inside the restaurant unit locator)?

 

-There are more than 5400 Independent Steakhouses inside the US? In CA there are 440. In IL 190,  in NY 310, in TX 480,  in FL 450 and in ND 20.

 

-In FL there are more than 7400 Independent restaurants with Full Bar Service. In CA there are more than 11,000.

 

-There are more than 16,000 BBQ locations in the US and 1,000 Vegetarian restaurants.

 

Come back next week and/or click and check out counts on the fly!

 

 

Growing Concepts


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Miamisburg, OH-based RON’S PIZZA (founded 1964) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  The restaurants are mostly quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  One location has full bar and family/casual service.  The restaurants seat around 50 and offer delivery service.  Units are franchised and trade in OH.

New York, NY-based FIREMAN HOSPITALITY GROUP (founded 1974) has increased by 1 unit for the Bond 45 Italian Kitchen concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth).  Other company concepts are Brooklyn Diner (2), Café Fiorello (1), Fiorella Pizzeria E Caffe (1), Redeye Grill (1), and Trattoria Dell’ Arte (1).  Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% company growth).  The restaurants are mostly upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  Brooklyn Diner is family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Cuisines at the restaurants are Italian and American.  All restaurants have full bar service and average seating is for around 200.  Catering, banquet and online ordering are available.  Trading areas are MD and NY.

Las Vegas, NV-based METRO PIZZA (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  This family/casual pizzeria concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations serve beer and wine and have seating for about 40.  Catering and delivery services are available.  All locations are in NV.

Costa Mesa, CA-based ELEPHANT BAR RESTAURANTS (founded 1980) has increased by 2 units, from 46 to 48 (4% growth).  This family/casual concept serves American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 300.  Catering and private party facilities are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, FL, KS, MO, NM, NV, and OH.

Costa Mesa, CA-based EL POLLO LOCO (founded 1975) has increased by 4 units, from 400 to 404 (1% growth).  This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 60 and offer drive-thru and catering services.  About half the stores are franchised.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, TX, and UT.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

North Palm Beach, FL-based BURGERFI (founded 2010) has increased by 35 units, from 12 to 47 (292% growth) and entered into IL, CT, GA, MI, NY, OH, TN, and VA.  The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, serving beer and wine.  Average seating is for around 60.  Online ordering is available.  Locations are franchised and trade in CT, FL, GA, IL, MI, NC, NY, OH, TN, TX, and VA.    

American Fork, UT-based SUB ZERO ICE CREAM (founded 2005) has increased by 6 units, from 19 to 25 (32% growth) and entered into FL and MN.  This quick serve ice cream concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 30 and offer catering service.  The stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, FL, ID, MN, UT, and WA.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

New York, NY-based SAMBA BRANDS MANAGEMENT (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit for the Sushisamba concept, from 6 to 7 (17% concept growth).  Other company concepts are Duck & Waffle (1) and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill (1).  Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% growth).  These upscale sushi restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seat around 125.  Catering and banquet services are available.  The restaurants are located in FL, IL, NV, NY, and London.  We last wrote about this company on 10/16/12 (40% growth).

Winston Salem, NC-based EAST COAST WINGS (founded 1995) has increased by 2 units, from 21 to 23 (10% growth) and entered into TX.  This family/casual chicken wing concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  The restaurants serve beer and seat about 100.  Catering is available.  All locations are franchised and trade in NC and TX.  We last featured this company on 6/12/12 (17% growth).

Birmingham, AL-based ZOE’S KITCHEN (founded 1995) has increased by 18 units, from 69 to 87 (26% growth) and entered into NJ, OK, and PA.  This fast casual Mediterranean concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Seating is for around 60.  Beer and wine are served at select locations.  Catering service is available.  Trading areas are AL, AZ, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, NC, NJ, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, and VA.  We wrote about this concept on 3/20/12 (9% growth) and on 10/2/12 (15% growth).

 

 

 

Restaurant News 10-15-13

Restaurant News 10-15-13

Restaurant Chain News 10-15-13

 

Restaurantchains.net Alerts Newsletter

Regarding growth stories listed:

Publishing net unit growth from (each company
has their own four-month cycle and companies have
varied verification dates, percentages are not annualized
as a result) one four-six month period, to the next. This is
performed by re-verifying net growth figures of
approximately 1,000 companies per month.

As growth is identified, we highlight a new round of
results each week in our newsletter. Featured
stories are only a fraction of the growth stories received
by clients.

 

BRAND NEW DIRECTORY!

Click here and search restaurant locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

Growing Concepts


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Monrovia, CA-based ORIGINAL TOMMY’S HAMBURGERS (founded 1946) has increased by 1 unit, from 33 to 34 (3% growth).  This quick serve burger concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$10+ per person check average.  Catering and delivery services are available.  Locations are in CA and NV.

Kansas-based MINSKY’S PIZZA (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% company growth) with the addition of a new concept called Osteria Il Centro.  The company also operates a breakfast and lunch concept called Eggtc (2).  Minksy’s and Eggtc restaurants are family/casual, specializing in pizza and breakfast cuisines, respectively.  Osteria Il Centro is an upscale Italian restaurant, with full bar service.  Average seating at the restaurants is for around 80.  Per person check average is $6-$15+ (Osteria Il Centro is $15-$50+).  The company offers online ordering, catering, delivery and banquet options.  The restaurants are located in KS and MO.

Tampa, FL-based OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE (founded 1988) has increased by 11 units, from 953 to 964 (1% growth) and entered into China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.  The restaurants are family/casual, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Most are open for dinner only, lunch is offered at select locations.  The restaurants have full bar service and seat about 200.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, and 19 other countries worldwide.  Outback is a subsidiary of Bloomin Brands Inc.

Arizona-based NELLO’S PIZZA (founded 1984) 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 price range.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100.  Catering is available.  All locations are in AZ.

LAUGHING PLANET CAFE based in Portland, OR (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit for Laughing Planet Café, from 10 to 11 (10% growth).  These are family/casual Mexican restaurants with seating for around 90.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Patio seating is available.  There’s a second company concept called Dick’s Kitchen (2 units).  Overall company growth is from 12 to 13 (8% growth).  All locations are in OR.

SWEET TOMATOES based in San Diego, CA has increased by 44 units, from 84 to 128 (52% growth).  These are buffet restaurants with seating for around 250.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.   Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering is offered.  Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KS, MO, NC, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT and WA.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Prairieville, LA-based VOO DOO BBQ & GRILL (founded 2002) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth).  This fast casual bbq concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 80.  Catering and delivery services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in FL, LA, and SC.

Michigan-based TOARMINA’S PIZZA (founded 1987) has increased by 3 units, from 15 to 18 (20% growth) and entered into MS.  These take-out/delivery pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+.  Catering is available.  Stores are franchised and trade in MI and MS.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Burbank, CA-based KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth).  The restaurants are upscale, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner and seating is for around 125.  The restaurants have full bar and catering service.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, and NV.  We last featured this concept on 1/2/13 (14% growth).

Toronto, ON-based ST LOUIS WINGS AND RIBS (founded 1992) has increased by 9 units, from 30 to 39 (30% growth) and entered into NB.  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Locations have full bar and seating for about 90.  Units are franchised and trade in NB and ON.  We last featured this concept on 1/22/13 (7% growth).

Kennesaw, GA-based CHEESEBURGER BOBBY’S (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+ and seating is for around 60.  All units are in GA.  We wrote about this concept on 10/9/12 (20% growth).

BEEF O’BRADY’S of Tampa, FL (founded 1985) has increased by 3 units, from 215 to 218 (1% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 150.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $8-$20+.  Catering and banquets are offered.  Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX and VA.  We last reported on this concept on 4/24/12 when they had 1% growth.

 

 

 

Restaurant News 10-08-13

Restaurant News 10-08-13

Restaurant Chain News 10-08-13

 

Restaurantchains.net Alerts Newsletter

Regarding growth stories listed:

Publishing net unit growth from (each company
has their own four-month cycle and companies have
varied verification dates, percentages are not annualized
as a result) one four-six month period, to the next. This is
performed by re-verifying net growth figures of
approximately 1,000 companies per month.

As growth is identified, we highlight a new round of
results each week in our newsletter. Featured
stories are only a fraction of the growth stories received
by clients.

 

BRAND NEW DIRECTORY!

Click here and search restaurant locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

Growing Concepts


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Duluth, MN-based GRANDMA’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit for the Grandma’s Saloon & Grill concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth).  The company also operates Bellisio’s Wine Bar (1) Grandma’s Sports Garden Bar & Grill (1), and Little Angie’s Cantina & Grill (1).  Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Cuisine is mostly American.  Catering and banquet services are available.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200.  All locations are in MN.

San Francisco, CA-based PLUTO’S FRESH FOODS (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth).  The restaurants are fast casual, serving American cuisine.  Per person price range is $4-$12, serving beer and wine.  Average seating is for around 150.  Catering service is available.  All the restaurants are in CA.

Greenwood Village, CO-based LAMAR’S DONUTS (founded 1960) has increased by 1 unit, from 27 to 28 (4% growth).  These quick serve donut shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units have limited seating and offer catering and online ordering options.  Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CO, KS, MO, and NE.

Weatherford, TX-based CHICKEN EXPRESS (founded 1988) has increased by 3 units, from 186 to 189 (2% growth).  This is a quick serve concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+.  Units have seating for about 40 and offer drive-thru and catering services.  All locations are franchised and trade in AR, GA, LA, OK, and TX.

Fraser, MI-based THE ORIGINAL BUSCEMIS (founded 1976) has increased by 5 units, from 38 to 43 (13% growth) and entered into FL.  The restaurants are quick serve pizzerias, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, serving beer and wine and seating about 50.  Catering and delivery are available.  All locations are franchised and trade in FL and MI.

HAL SMITH RESTAURANT GROUP of Norman, OK (founded 1992) has increased by 3 units, from 56 to 59 (5% growth) adding new concepts called Hollie’s and The Garage Burgers & Beer (2 units).  Other company concepts are Charleston’s Restaurant (15), Hefner Grill (1), Krispy Kreme (7), Louie’s Grill & Bar (17), Mahogany Prime Steakhouse (3), Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen (1), Redrock Canyon Grill (3), Ted’s Café Escondido (5), Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill (3) and Upper Crust Pizza (1).  Most locations tend to be family casual with full bar and seating for around 250.  Per person check average is around $8-$20.  Catering and banquet services are available.  Locations are in AL, AZ, IN, KS, NE, OK and TX.  

FOX RESTAURANT CONCEPTS of Scottsdale, AZ has increased by 1 unit for Sauce from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth) and added a new concept called Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend.  Other concepts are Blanco Tacos & Tequila (2), Bloom (1), Culinary Dropout (1), Modern Steak (1), Montana Avenue (1), North (6), Olive & Ivy (1), The Arrogant Butcher (1), The Greene House (1), True Food Kitchen (4), Wildflower (1) and Zinburger (3).  Overall company growth is from 32 to 34 (6% growth).  These tend to be family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 250.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $10-$30+.  Catering, banquets and patio seating are available.  Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, KS and TX.

HARDEE’S based in Carpinteria, CA (founded 1960) has increased by 19 units, from 1917 to 1936 (1% growth).  These are quick serve burger restaurants with seating for around 80.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12.  Locations are in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV and WY.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

 

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

 

California-based SLATER’S 50/50 BURGERS BY DESIGN (founded 2009) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar service.  Seating is for around 100.  All locations are in CA.

Beverly Hills, CA-based SPRINKLES CUPCAKES (founded 2005) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth).  This fast casual cupcake cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  The stores have limited seating and offer catering services.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, DC, IL, NY, and TX.
Springfield, MO-based

ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD (founded 1987) has increased by 6 units, from 16 to 22 (38% growth) and entered into OK.  These quick serve ice cream shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Limited seating is available.  About half the units are franchised.  Trading areas are AR, IL, MO, OK, and TX.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

 

New York, NY-based DALLAS BBQ (founded 1959) has increased by 1 unit for the Dallas BBQ concept, from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth).  The company also operates Tony’s Di Napoli (2).  Overall company increase was from 11 to 12 (9% company growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and seat about 200.  Online ordering, catering, delivery, and private party services are all offered.  All the restaurants are in NY.  We featured this company on 2/5/13 (10% growth).

Beachwood, OH-based HYDE PARK RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth) with the addition of a new concept called ML Tavern.  Other company concepts are Eleven (1), Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (13), and Jekyll’s Kitchen (1).  The restaurants are upscale steak and seafood concepts, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 175.  Catering and banquet services are available.  Restaurants are located in FL, MI, NY, and OH.  We last wrote about this company on 2/19/13 (7% growth).

Encino, CA-based MENCHIE’S FROZEN YOGURT (founded 2007) has increased by 125 units, from 251 to 376 (50% growth) and entered into AL, DC, MB, NB, PQ, SK, Bahrain, China, India, Israel, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the UAE.  This quick serve frozen yogurt shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  The shops seat about 30.  All are franchised and trade in AB, AK, AL, AZ, BC, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MB, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NB, NC, NJ, NL, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PQ, SC, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and 12 other countries worldwide.  We last wrote about this company on 6/19/12 (154% growth).

 

 

 

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Growing Concepts


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Edmond, OK-based CITY BITES (founded 1986) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (6% growth). This fast casual concept serves American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+ and seating is for about 60. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Locations are in KS and OK.

Daphne, AL-based COCK OF THE WALK RESTAURANT (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This upscale steak & seafood concept is open for dinner only, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for around 350. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AL, AR, FL, MS, and TN.

CALIFORNIA FISH GRILL based in Anaheim, CA has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These are family/casual seafood restaurants with seating for around 80. Beer and wine are sold. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $8-$20+. All locations are in CA.

CALIFORNIA CHICKEN CAFE headquartered in Los Angeles, CA (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These are fast casual restaurants with seating for around 80. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Catering is offered. All locations are in CA.

New Orleans, LA-based DICKIE BRENNAN & CO (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth) with the addition of a new concept called Tableau.  Other concepts are Bourbon House (1), Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse (1), and Palace Café (1).  The restaurants are upscale, serving a variety of steak, seafood, Cajun and French cuisines.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner (Bourbon House is open for breakfast as well).  Per person check average is $15-$50+ and seating is for about 200.  Catering and banquet services are available.  All locations are in LA.

Alpharetta, GA-based MCALISTER’S DELI (founded 1989) has increased by 12 units, from 307 to 319 (4% growth) and entered into AZ.  This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for about 150.  Catering and online ordering services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WY.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Washington, DC-based SWEETGREENS (founded 2007) has increased by 4 units, from 13 to 17 (31% growth).  The concept is fast casual, serving salads and sandwiches.  Per person price range is $4-$12+.  Seating is for around 20.  Online ordering is available.  Trading areas are DC, MD, PA, and VA.

Baton Rouge, LA-based SANTA FE CATTLE CO (founded 1996) has increased by 3 units, from 17 to 20 (18% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Per person check average is $10-$30, with full bar service.  Seating is for about 225.  Trading areas are AL, FL, LA, MS, OK, and TN.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Vancouver, BC-based CACTUS CLUB CAFE (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 25 to 26 (4% growth).  The restaurants are upscale, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $15-$50+, serving multiple types of cuisines.  The restaurants have full bar and seat about 200.  Trading areas are AB and BC.  We last wrote about this concept on 10/9/12 (4% growth).

Bloomington, MN-based CRAVE (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit for the Crave concept, from 7 to 8 (14% concept growth) and entered into OH.  The company also operates a concept called Crave Cafe & Deli (1).  Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% company growth).  The Crave concept is upscale, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 225.  Catering and private party services are available.  Crave Cafe & Deli is fast casual, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Trading areas are FL, MN, NE, and OH.  We last wrote about this company on 2/26/13 (33% growth).

Missoula, MT-based HUHOT MONGOLIAN GRILL (founded 1999) has increased by 5 units, from 47 to 52 (11% growth) and entered into UT.  This is a fast casual Asian concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat around 150.  Catering and online ordering are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in AR, CO, IA, IN, KS, MN, MO, MT, NE, NE, OK, SC, SD, TX, UT, WA, and WI.  We featured this concept on 5/29/12 (7% growth) and on 1/15/13 (7% growth).

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has their own four-month cycle and companies have
varied verification dates, percentages are not annualized
as a result) one four-six month period, to the next. This is
performed by re-verifying net growth figures of
approximately 1,000 companies per month.

As growth is identified, we highlight a new round of
results each week in our newsletter. Featured
stories are only a fraction of the growth stories received
by clients.

 

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Growing Concepts


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Atlanta, GA-based TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE (founded 1997) has increased by 45 units, from 325 to 370 (14% growth) and entered into CO, CT, ME, NJ, and UT. This fast casual juice/smoothie concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have limited seating and offer catering, drive-thru and online ordering services. All units are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WV.

New York, NY-based FAY DA BAKERY (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This quick serve Asian bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 20. Trading areas are CT, NY, and China.

SECOND CUP
of Mississauga, ON has increased by 5 units, from 357 to 362 (1% growth). These are quick serve coffee shops with seating for around 30. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Locations are in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PQ and SK.

MAIN STREET VENTURES of Ann Arbor, MI has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth) adding a new concept called Revolution Grille. These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 250. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $10-$30+. Other company concepts are Blue Pointe Oyster Bar (1), Carson’s American Bistro (1), Ciao (1), Eo Burgers (1), Gratzi (1), Palio (1), Real Seafood Company (3), The Chop House (4), Tidewater Grill (1) and Zia’s (1). Locations are in FL, MD, MI, OH and WV.

Inver Grove Heights, MN-based ROCCO’S PIZZA (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). The restaurants are quick serve, open for dinner only. Per person price range is $4-$12+. Units seat about 50 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering services. All locations are franchised and trade in MN.

Dallas, TX-based 8.0 MANAGEMENT has increased by 1 unit for the Flying Saucer concept, from 15 to 16 (7% concept growth). Other company concepts include Flying Fish (8) and Meddlesome Moth (1). Overall company increase was from 24 to 25 (4% growth). The concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner hours. Cuisine is mostly American, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for around 200. Trading areas are AR, MO, NC, SC, TN, and TX.

 

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Nashville, TN-based JHS HOLDINGS (founded 1987) has increased from 5 to 8 (60% growth) with the addition of 3 new concepts called Etch (1), Sombra Mexican Kitchen (1), and Anjou Restaurant (1). Other company concepts are Amerigo (4) and Char Restaurant (1). The restaurants are mostly family/casual, open for lunch and dinner. Concepts serve multiple types of cuisines, with a per person check average of $10-$30+. Catering and banquet facilities are available. The restaurants are located in MS and TN.

DINING OUT ENTERPRISES based in Elgin, IL has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth) adding two new concepts, Black Cow Kitchen & Bar and Rancheros Mexican Grille. Other company concepts are Andrew’s Open Pit & Spirits (1), Jimmy’s Charhouse (2), Johnny’s Kitchen & Tap (1), La Tasca Tapas (1), and Maxwell’s Hot Dogs (1). These are mostly family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 350. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $8-$20. Catering and banquet services are offered. All locations are in IL.

Houston, TX-based SALATA (founded 2005) has increased by 6 units, from 13 to 19 (46% growth). This is a fast casual salad concept, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $4-$12+, with seating for about 50. Catering, delivery and online ordering services are offered. The stores are franchised and trade in CA and TX.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Louisville, KY-based SENOR IGUANA’S (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% 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 200. Catering and banquet facilities are available. Trading areas are IN and KY. We featured this concept on 2/5/13 (33% growth).

Edgewater, MD-based THE GREENE TURTLE (founded 1976) has increased by 2 units, from 37 to 39 (5% growth) and entered into NY. The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $8-20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet options are available. About half of locations are franchised. Trading areas are DC, DE, MD, NY, and VA. We last wrote about this concept on 5/1/12 (14% growth).

Miamisburg, OH-based FRICKER’S (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 22 to 23 (5% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in chicken. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 125, with full bar service. Catering and private party facilities are available. About 30% of locations are franchised. Trading areas are IN, MI, and OH. We last featured this concept on 2/12/13.

 

 

 

Steady as she goes!

Our office was destroyed as well as most others who are on the waterfront in our area of NY. Data is not that hard to re-assemble and work elsewhere rather quickly, the restaurants on the river front have not yet re-opened.

December is closing strong with continued new openings of single unit independents as well as multi-units. Hurricane Sandy took a bite out of the action for 2-3 weeks. We are back to a steady 100+ new multi-unit openings per week.

We are seeing more casual restaurants in recent months that we had in past years. QSR still rules, but the sit down restaurant is coming back.

 

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