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Restaurant News 01-07-14

Restaurant News 01-07-14

Restaurantdata.com News 01-07-14

 

 

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

 

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NEW THIS WEEK!!!

 

The 4th Quarter 2013 Top Ten Fastest Growing Concepts list..Continue

 

The 4th Quarter 2013 Top Twenty Fastest Growing Concepts list..Continue

 

BRAND NEW DIRECTORY!

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.

 

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

 

-in the USA, more than 80% of new restaurants are single unit  independents versus part of a multi-unit operation?

 

-Each week there are approximately 900 new restaurants who open their doors.

 

-Fast Casual service style accounts for nearly 15% of all US chains.

 

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Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Santa Monica, CA-based MARMALADE CAFE (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and seating for around 200.  Catering, delivery and private party services are all available.  All locations are in CA.

Denver, CO-based LITTLE PUB COMPANY (founded 1994) has added 3 new concepts called The Classic Tavern, Rocko’s Cantina and The Whittier Pub.  Other concepts include British Bulldog (1), College Inn (1), Doghouse Tavern (1), Don’s Club Tavern (1), Gibby’s (1), Icehouse (1), Irish Hound (1), Patrick Carroll’s Irish Pub (1), Pifler’s (1), Salty Rita’s (1), Spot Bar & Grill (2), The Cooler (1), The Elm (1), The Old Man (1), The Pioneer (1), Three Dogs Tavern (1), Three Lion’s (1), Varity Inn (1), and Wyman’s No 5 (1).  Overall company increase was from 20 to 23 (15% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual bar and grill concepts, serving mostly American cuisine.  Seating is for around 100.  Private party facilities are available.  All the restaurants are in CO.

Aliso Viejo, CA-based JOHNNY ROCKETS (founded 1986) has increased by 22 units, from 252 to 274 (9% growth) and entered into WI, Ecuador, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Russia.  This is a family/casual burger concept, open for lunch and dinner (select locations serve breakfast).  Most locations have no alcohol service, some offer beer and wine.  Average seating is for about 100.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and 18 other countries worldwide.

RIC’S GRILL of Kelowna, BC (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit for Ric’s Grill, from 18 to 19 (6% concept growth).  These are upscale steak and seafood restaurants with full bar and seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $15-$50+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  There is a second company concept called The Mix (3 units).  Overall company growth is from 21 to 22 (5% company growth).  Locations are in AB and BC.

PANERA BREAD headquartered in St Louis, MO (founded 1981) has increased by Increased 104 units for Panera Bread, from 1565 to 1669 (7% concept growth).  These are fast casual bakery/cafes with seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering is available.  There is another company concept called Paradise Bakery & Café (67 units).  Overall company growth is from 1632 to 1736 (6% company growth).  Locations are franchised and are in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WV.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Denver, CO-based SNOOZE (founded 2006) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth).  This family/casual breakfast concept is open for breakfast and lunch hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations have full bar service and seating for about 50.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are CA and CO.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Little Rock, AR-based COLTON’S STEAK HOUSE & GRILL (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 29 to 30 (3% growth).  This family/casual steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seat about 200.  Locations are franchised and trade in AR, KY, MO, MS, and TN.  We last featured this concept on 6/11/13 (4% growth).

BOJANGLES’ FAMOUS CHICKEN & BISCUITS based in Charlotte, NC (founded 1977) has increased by 20 units, from 538 to 558 (4% growth).  These are quick serve restaurants with seating for around 50.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-12+.  Locations are in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PA, SC, TN and VA.  Franchising is offered.  We last reported on this concept on 10/9/12 (2% growth).

AUNTIE ANNE’S PRETZELS based in Lancaster, PA has increased by 338 units, from 1062 to 1400 (32% growth).  These are quick serve shops with a per person check average of around $4-$12+.  Catering is offered.  Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI and WV. This concept had 9% growth on 10/9/12.

Restaurant News 01-02-14

Restaurant News 01-02-14

Restaurantdata.com News 01-02-14

 

 

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 independent or multi-unit restaurant single unit locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

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

 

-in the USA, more than 80% of new restaurants are single unit  independents versus part of a multi-unit operation?

 

-Each week there are approximately 900 new restaurants who open their doors.

 

-Fast Casual service style accounts for nearly 15% of all US chains.

 

Come back next week for more did you knows and/or click and check out counts on the fly!

 

 

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators


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

Phoenix, AZ-based FEZ has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4, with the addition of a new concept called Metropolis (33% company growth).  Other concepts are Bliss Rebar (1), Fez (1), and Switch Restaurant Bar (1).  The concepts are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Multiple types of cuisines are offered.  The restaurants have full bar and seat about 150.  Catering and online ordering options are available.  All locations are in AZ.

Montgomery, AL-based CHAPPY’S DELI (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine.  Per person price range is $6-$15+.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for around 150.  Catering, delivery and online ordering are available.  All locations are in AL.

Rockville Centre, NY-based GEORGE MARTIN GROUP (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth), adding a new concept called GM Burger Bar.  Other concepts are called George Martin-the Original (1), Grillfire (3), and Strip Steak (1).  The concepts are mostly upscale steakhouses, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $15-$50+.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 125.  Catering and banquet facilities are available.  Trading areas are MD and NY.

CRABBY JOE’S of Mississauga, ON (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 39 to 41 (5% growth). These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $6-$15+. Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in ON.

COFFEE CULTURE based in Mississauga, ON has increased by 8 units, from 61 to 69 (13% growth).  These are quick serve coffee shops open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in NY, ON and PA.  

CHILI’S GRILL & BAR of Dallas, TX (founded 1975) has increased by 11 units, from 1536 to 1547 (1% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 200.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $8-$20+.  Catering is offered.  Locations are in AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT,WA,  WI, WV and WY.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Denver, CO-based SMILING MOOSE DELI (founded 2003) has increased by 3 units, from 19 to 22 (16% growth) and entered into OH and SD.  The restaurants are family/casual sandwich shops, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $6-$15+, with seating for about 30.  Catering and online ordering are available.  Trading areas are CO, IN, MT, ND, OH, SD, TX, WI, and WY.  Franchising is available.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Robinson, TX-based BUSH’S CHICKEN (founded 1996) has increased by 3 units, from 49 to 52 (6% growth).  This quick serve chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 30.  Catering and drive-thru services are available.  Locations are franchised and located in TX.  We last featured this concept on 3/12/13 (7% growth).

Toronto, ON-based HERO CERTIFIED BURGERS (founded 2003) has increased by 11 units for the Hero concept, from 40 to 51 (28% concept growth).  The company also operates an 8 unit concept called Lettieri Espresso & Bar.  Overall company increase was from 48 to 59 (23% company growth).  These fast casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  The Lettieri stores are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving coffee and sandwiches.  Average seating at both concepts is for around 30.  All locations are franchised and trade in ON.  We last wrote about this company on 3/19/13 (20% growth).  

CHEESECAKE FACTORY based in Calabasas Hills, CA (founded 1972) has increased by 19 units for Cheesecake Factory, from 158 to 177 (12% concept growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 450.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $10-$30+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  Other company concepts are Grand Lux Café (11) and Rocksugar Pan Asian Kitchen (1).  Overall company increase was from 173 to 189 (9% company growth) due to a decrease for Grand Lux Cafe from 14 to 11.  Locations are in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.  We last reported on this concept on 10/9/12 (5% growth).

Restaurant News 12-17-13

Restaurant News 12-17-13

Restaurantdata.com News 12-17-13

 

 

 

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 independent or multi-unit restaurant single unit locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

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

 

<>-in the USA, more than 80% of new restaurants are single unit  independents versus part of a multi-unit operation?

 

<>-Each week there are approximately 900 new restaurants who open their doors.

 

<>-Fast Casual service style accounts for nearly 15% of all US chains.

 

<>Come back next week for more did you knows 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).
Albany, NY-based DELMONICO’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  The restaurants are upscale, open for dinner only.  Per person check average is $15-$50+ per person.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 150.  Banquet rooms are available.  Trading areas are FL and NY.

Tampa, FL-based FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 64 to 65 (2% growth).  This upscale steak and seafood concept is open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seat about 250.  Private party facilities are available.  Trading areas are AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WI.  Fleming’s is a subsidiary of Bloomin Brands Inc.

Whitehall, OH-based MASSEY’S PIZZA (founded 1949) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% 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 70.  Catering and online ordering options are available.  Units are franchised and trade in OH and SC.

LONG DOGGER’S based in Melbourne, FL (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit for Long Doggers from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 50.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  There is a second company concept called Meg O’ Malley’s (1 unit).  Overall company growth is from 5 to 6 (20% company growth).  All locations are in FL.

MARIO’S ITALIAN CAFE of Bermuda Dunes, CA has increased by one unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  These are family/casual Italian restaurants with full bar and seating for around 50.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  All locations are in CA.

FAZOLI’S of Lexington, KY (founded 1988) has increased by 2 units, from 215 to 217 (1% growth).  These are fast casual Italian restaurants with seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering is available.  Locations are more than 50% franchised and are in AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and WV.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Culver City, CA-based TENDER GREENS (founded 2006) has increased by 5 units, from 12 to 17 (42% growth).  This fast casual salad 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 60.  Catering and online ordering services are available.  All units are in CA.

 

 

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Salt Lake City, UT-based CAFE RIO (founded 1997) has increased by 4 units, from 59 to 63 (7% growth) and entered into WA.  This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units have seating for about 100 and offer catering and online ordering services.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, ID, MD, MT, NV, UT, VA, WA, and WY.  We wrote about this company on 5/21/13 (28% growth).

New York, NY-based COYOTE UGLY SALOON (founded 1993) has increased by 3 units, from 20 to 23 (15% growth).  The bars are casual, serving American bar food.  Per person price range is $8-$20+.  Seating is for around 200.  Trading areas are CO, FL, LA, NV, NY, OK, TN, TX, and WI.  We last wrote about this concept on 10/9/12 (25% growth).  

HIGHWAY 55 BURGERS SHAKES AND FRIES based in Mount Olive, NC (founded 1991) has increased by 7 units, from 100 to 107 (7% growth) and expanded into FL and OH.  These are family/casual burger restaurants with seating for around 70.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $6-$15+.  Locations are in FL, NC, OH, SC and VA.  We last featured this concept on 10/2/12 (1% growth).

Restaurant News 12-10-13

Restaurant News 12-10-13

Restaurantdata.com News 12-10-13

 

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 independent or multi-unit restaurant single unit locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

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

 

<>-in the USA, more than 80% of new restaurants are single unit  independents versus part of a multi-unit operation?

 

<>-Each week there are approximately 900 new restaurants who open their doors.

 

<>-Fast Casual service style accounts for nearly 15% of all US chains.

 

<>Come back next week for more did you knows and/or click and check out counts on the fly!

 

 

<><>Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

<>
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
California-based ROUNDS PREMIUM BURGERS (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  This fast casual burger 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 30.  All units are in CA.

BEGGAR’S PIZZA based in Blue Island, IL (founded (1976) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 100.  Beer and wine are served.  Per person check average is around $6-$15+.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Catering and banquets are offered.  Locations are in IL and IN.

Des Moines, IA-based ORCHESTRATE HOSPITALITY (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth), adding a new concept called Zombie Burger + Drink Lab.  Other concepts are Centro Restaurant (1), Django (1), Gateway Market & Café (1), Raccoon River Brewing Company (1), and South Union Bread Café & Bakery (1).  The restaurants are mostly family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with full bar service.  Average seating is for about 100.  The sandwich cafes are fast casual.  Catering, private party and online ordering services are available.  All locations are in IA.

Riverside, CA-based FARMER BOYS (founded 1981) has increased by 7 units, from 65 to 72 (11% growth).  These family/casual restaurants serve American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $4-$12+.  Locations seat about 150.  Units are franchised and trade in CA and NV.

 

<>Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Portage, MI-based TACO BOB’S has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth).  This fast casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 30 and offer catering service.  All stores are in MI.

BURGER 21 of Tampa, FL has increased by 2 units, from 21 to 23 (10% growth) and expanded into NC.  These are fast casual burger restaurants with seating for around 80.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Beer and wine are served.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Locations are in FL, GA, NC, NJ, NY and VA.

 

<>Repeat Growers

 

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

 

Southlake, TX-based DEL FRISCO’S RESTAURANT GROUP has increased by 3 units for the Del Frisco’s Grille concept, from 5 to 8 (60% concept growth) and entered into FL.  Other concepts are Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (10) and Sullivan’s Steakhouse (19).  Overall company increase was from 34 to 37 (9% growth).  The restaurants are upscale steakhouses, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service.  Seating is for about 250.  Catering and banquet facilities are available.  Trading areas are AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, NC, NE, NV, NY, PA, TX, and WA.  We last wrote about this company on 11/27/12 (17% growth).

Dallas, TX-based DICKEY’S BBQ PIT (founded 1941) has increased by 39 units, from 309 to 348 (13% growth) and entered into AL, OR, and TN.  This fast casual bbq concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Most locations serve beer and wine (full bar available at select restaurants).  Average seating is for about 150.  Catering and online ordering options are available.  All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY.  We last wrote about this concept on 2/5/13 (29% growth).

 

 

 

Restaurant News 12-03-13

Restaurant News 12-03-13

Restaurantdata.com News 12-03-13

 

 

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 independent or multi-unit restaurant single unit locations by region, size, type, style, employee count, sales, cuisine, alcohol, check average, etc.

 

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

 

-in the USA, more than 80% of new restaurants are single unit  independents versus part of a multi-unit operation?

 

-Each week there are approximately 900 new restaurants who open their doors.

 

-Fast Casual service style accounts for nearly 15% of all US chains.

 

Come back next week for more did you knows and/or click and check out counts on the fly!

 

 

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Michigan-based SALA THAI (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for about 90.  Private party and delivery services are available.  All units are in MI.

Mercer, PA-based SPRINGFIELD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit for the Rachel’s Roadhouse concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth).  Other company concepts include Hickory Bar & Grille (1), Iron Bridge Inn (1), Log Cabin Inn (1), and Springfield Grille (3).  Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% growth).  These are upscale restaurant concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and seat around 150.  Cuisine is American.  Banquet rooms are available.  The restaurants are in OH and PA.

Illinois-based BLUEBERRY HILL PANCAKE HOUSE has increased by 1 unit for the Blueberry Hill Pancake House concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth).  Other concepts are Alfie’s Inn (1) and Nick’s Pizza & Beef (1).  Overall company increase was from 7 to 8 (14% company growth).  These family/casual concepts serve American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (Nick’s and Alfie’s are open for lunch and dinner only).  Per person price range is from $6-$15+, with average seating for about 100.  Alfie’s has full bar, other concepts serve no alcohol.  All locations are in IL.

New York, NY-based PRET A MANGER (founded 1986) has increased by 45 units, from 303 to 348 (15% growth) and entered into MA.  This fast casual sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 50 and offer catering service.  Trading areas are DC, IL, MA, NY, the UK, Hong Kong, and France.

PI’S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT of Midland, MI has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth) adding a new concept called Pi’s Asian cuisine.  Other concepts are Genji Japanese Steakhouse (2), Pi’s Asian Express (1) and Pi’s Chinese Restaurant (1).  These tend to be family/casual Asian restaurants with full bar and seating for around 200.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $10-$30+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  All locations are in MI.

POLLY’S PIES based in Anaheim, CA (founded 1968) has increased by 1 unit for Polly’s from 16 to 17 (6% growth).  These are family/casual bakery cafes with seating for around 80.  Beer and wine are served.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering and banquets are offered.  The company also operates 14 KFC restaurants.  Overall company growth is from 30 to 31 (3% company growth).  

CHUCK E CHEESE’S headquartered in Irving, TX (founded 1977) has increased by 11 units from 558 to 569 (2% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 400.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Banquets are offered.  Locations are in AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

New York, NY-based ROSA MEXICANO (founded 1984) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 18 (13% growth).  This upscale Mexican restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200.  Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available.  Trading areas are CA, DC, FL, GA, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, Dubai, and Panama.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Culver City, CA-based COUNTER BURGER (founded 2003) has increased by 5 units, from 36 to 41 (14% growth).  This family/casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Locations serve mostly beer and wine (some provide full bar service).  Average seating is for about 100.  Between 80% and 90% of units are franchised.  Trading areas are CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, NY, TX, VA, Ireland, and Saudi Arabia.  We last featured this concept on 12/18/12 (9% growth).

West Palm Beach, FL-based HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS (founded 1995) has increased by 5 units, from 51 to 56 (10% growth) and entered into CO and GA.  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Locations have full bar and seat about 100.  Catering is available.  All the restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IN, MD, MI, MN, NC, NY, and TX.  We last wrote about this concept on 4/2/2013 (13% growth).

Northbrook, IL-based LOU MALNATI’S PIZZA (founded 1971) has increased by 1 unit, from 35 to 36 (3% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Average seating is for about 200, with full bar service.  Select locations have limited seating and are take-out/delivery only.  Catering, private party, and online ordering options are offered.  All locations are in IL.  We last wrote about this company on 2/19/13 (3% growth).

TEXAS ROADHOUSE headquartered in Louisville, KY (Nasdaq: TXRH – founded 1993) has increased by 31 units for Texas Roadhouse, from 387 to 418 (8% concept growth) and expanded into OR.  These are family/casual steakhouses open for dinner with full bar and seating for around 250.  Per person check average is around $10-$30+.  There is a second company concept called Aspen Creek (2 units).  Overall company increase is from 390 to 420 (8% overall growth), due to a 1 unit decrease for the Aspen Creek concept.  Locations are in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY.  Franchising is offered.  We last reported on this concept on 10/16/12 (3% growth).  

ZAXBY’S of Athens, GA (founded 1990) has increased by 24 units, from 563 to 587 (4% growth).  These are fast casual chicken restaurants with seating for around 90.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $6-$15+.  Catering is offered.  Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX and VA.  We reported on this company’s growth on 5/22/12 (4% growth).

 

 

 

Restaurant News 11-26-13

Restaurant News 11-26-13

Restaurantdata.com News 11-26-13

 

 

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!

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

 

-There are 25 locations called Bada Bing in the US?

 

-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?

 

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

 

Come back next week for more did you knows and/or click and check out counts on the fly!

 

 

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators


Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Connecticut-based ARCHIE MOORE’S BAR & RESTAURANT (founded 1898) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  This family/casual concept serves American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+.  The restaurants seat about 150 and offer catering services.  All locations are in CT.

New York, NY-based MYRIAD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth) with the addition of a new concept called Acela Club.  Other company concepts include Corton (1), Nobu (3), Nobu Next Door (1), and Tribeca Grill (1).  The restaurants are upscale, serving multiple cuisine types.  Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 175.  Catering and banquet services are available.  All the restaurants are in NY.

Key West, FL-based ROLY POLY ROLLED SANDWICHES (founded 1997) has increased by 6 units, from 83 to 89 (7% growth).  This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 20 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering.  Trading areas are AL, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, and VA.  All stores are franchised.

TWO BOOTS PIZZA based in New York, NY (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $6-$15+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  Locations are in CA, CT, MD and NY.  

BILLY SIMS BBQ of Broken Arrow, OK has increased by 11 units, for Billy Simms BBQ, from 25 to 36 (44% concept growth).   These are family/casual BBQ restaurants with seating for around 150.  Beer is served.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  Other company concepts are Billy & Ike’s (3) and Ike’s Chile (1).  Overall company increase from 29 to 40 (38% company growth).

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

West Chester, PA-based DAVE MAGROGAN GROUP (founded 2003) has increased by 2 units for the Harvest Seasonal grill, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth) and also added a new concept called Stella Rossa (1 unit).  Other company concepts are Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House (4) and Kildare’s Irish Pub (5).  Overall company increase was from 11 to 13 (18% growth), due to the closure of 1 Kildare’s location.  The restaurants are mostly upscale, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  All have full bar and average seating is for around 300.  Banquet services are available.  Trading areas are DE and PA.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Dublin, OH-based ROOSTERS (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 30 to 31 (3% growth).  This family/casual concept serves American cuisine, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 150.  Between 30% and 40% of the units are franchised.  Trading areas are IN, KY, OH, and WV.  We last wrote about this concept on 3/12/13 (20% growth).

Tampa, FL-based BONEFISH GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 26 units, from 166 to 192 (16% growth) and entered into CT, MA, NV, and RI.  This upscale seafood concept is open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 250.  Trading areas are AL, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI.  Franchising is available.  Bonefish is a subsidiary of Bloomin Brands.  We last featured this concept on 8/21/12 (9% growth).

East Hartford, CT-based WINGS OVER (founded 1998) has increased by 2 units, from 30 to 32 (7% growth).  This quick serve chicken restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Beer is served.  Locations offer delivery and online ordering services.  All units are franchised and trade in CT, DC, IL, MA, MI, NC, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, and WI.  We last wrote about this concept on 2/12/13 (3% growth).

DEWEY’S PIZZA of Cincinnati, OH (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 90.  Beer and wine are served.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Lunch and dinner are served and banquets are offered.  Locations are in IL, KY, MO and OH.  We reported on this concept on 5/7/13 (7% growth).

CHOP’T CREATIVE SALAD COMPANY of New York, NY (founded 2001) has increased by 2 units, from 21 to 23 (10% growth).  These are fast casual restaurants with limited seating.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering and delivery are offered.  Locations are in DC, MD, NY and VA.  We wrote about this concept on 4/23/13 (40% growth).

 

 

 

Restaurant News 11-19-13

Restaurant News 11-19-13

Restaurantdata.com News 11-19-13

 

 

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

 

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

 

-There are 25 locations called Bada Bing in the US?

 

-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?

 

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

 

 

 

 

Growing Concepts


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

Sandy, UT-based RUMBI ISLAND GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth) and entered into NV.  The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Cuisine is American.  Locations seat about 90 and offer catering and online ordering services.  Trading areas are AZ, CO, ID, NV, and UT.  Franchise opportunities are available.

Savannah, GA-based SEASONS OF JAPAN (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth).  This fast casual Japanese concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Unit seat about 50 and offer catering and online services.  The restaurants are located in GA and SC.

Maryland-based THREE BROTHERS ITALIAN RESTAURANTS (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving Italian cuisine and pizza.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, open for lunch and dinner.  Select locations serve beer and wine and some full bar.  Others have no alcohol service and are quick serve.  Catering, delivery, online ordering, and private party services are all available.  Locations are franchised and trade in MD.

BUBBY’S PIE CO based in New York, NY (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 150.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering, banquets, delivery and patio seating are available.  All locations are in NY.

GUTEN FOODS INC based in Portland, OR (founded 1963) has increased by 1 unit for Gustav’s Pub & Grill from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 200.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $8-$20+.  Catering and banquet services are available.  There is a second company concept called Rheinlander German Restaurant (1 unit).  Overall company growth is from 5 to 6 (20% company growth).  Locations are in OR and WA.

PAL’S SUDDEN SERVICE based in Kingsport, TN (founded 1956) has increased by 1 unit, from 23 to 24 (4% growth).  These are take-out burger restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Locations are in TN and VA

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Norwalk, CT-based BARCELONA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR (founded 1995) has increased by 2 units for the Barcelona concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth) and by 1 location for the Bartaco concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth).  Overall company increase was from 10 to 13 (30% company growth).  The restaurants are upscale, with a $15-$50+ per person check average, serving Spanish and Mexican cuisines.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150.  Catering and banquet facilities are available.  Trading areas are CT, GA, MA, and NY.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Washington, DC-based PASSION FOOD LLC (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth), with the addition of a new concept called Burger Tap & Shake.  Other concepts are Acadiana (1), Ceiba (1), DC Coast (1), District Commons (1), Fuego Cocina Y Tequileria (1), and Passion Fish (1).  The restaurants are upscale, serving various types of cuisines.  Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and seating for about 225.  The restaurants have banquet facilities.  Locations are in DC and VA.  We featured this company on 4/9/13 (50% growth).

Huntington Beach, CA-based BJ’S RESTAURANTS (NASDAQ:BJRI; founded 1978) has increased by 17 units, from 121 to 138 (14% growth) and entered into KS and NM.  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for about 300.  Private party and online ordering services are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, KS, KY, LA, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, TX, and WA.  We last featured this concept on 6/26/12 (6% growth).

Orlando, FL-based EARL OF SANDWICH (founded 2004) has increased by 5 units, from 21 to 26 (24% growth) and entered into MD.  This fast casual sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 50 and offer catering and online ordering options.  Locations are franchised and trade in CA, FL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NV, NY, PA, TX, London, and Paris.  We wrote about this concept on 7/10/12 (24% growth) and on 3/19/13 (5% growth).  Earl of Sandwich is a subsidiary of Planet Hollywood restaurants.

FATBURGER of Santa Monica, CA (founded 1952) has increased by 13 units, from 112 to 125 (12% growth).  These are fast casual restaurants with seating for around 50.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Drive-thru, online ordering and patio seating are available.  Locations are more than 60% franchised and are in AB, AZ, BC, CA, FL, GA, MD, NE, NJ, NV, SK and WA.  We last wrote about this concept on 6/12/12 when they had 9% growth.

COSTA VIDA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL based in Lehi, UT (founded 2003) has increased by 9 units, from 50 to 59 (18% growth).  These are fast casual Mexican restaurants with seating for around 50.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering is offered.  Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in AB, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MO, NM, OK, TX, UT and WA.  We reported on this concept on 3/19/16 (16% growth).

 

 

 

Restaurant News 11-13-13

Restaurant News 11-13-13

Restaurantdata.com News 11-13-13

 

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 independent or multi-unit restaurant single unit 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 25 locations called Bada Bing in the US?

 

-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?

 

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

 

 

 

Growing Concepts


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

Mclean, VA-based VAPIANO (founded 2002) has increased by 24 units, from 106 to 130 (23% growth) and entered into FL, Brazil, Bahrain, and Norway.  This is a fast casual Italian concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 150.  Online ordering is available.  Locations are franchised and trade in DC, FL, IL, MD, NC, NY, VA and 27 other countries worldwide.

Michigan-based SWEETWATERS COFFEE & TEA (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  This quick serve bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 20 and offer catering.  Franchising is available.  All locations are in MI.

Portsmouth, NH-based TIO JUAN’S MARGARITAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 23 to 24 (4% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150.  The restaurants have banquet facilities.  Locations are franchised and trade in CT, MA, ME, NH, and PA.

Florida-based AL’S PIZZA (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat around 50.  Catering and delivery are available.  All stores are in FL.

ARDOVINO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT of El Paso, TX (founded 1961) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 50.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $8-$20.  Catering is offered.  All locations are in TX.

CHEF GEOFF’S of Washington, DC has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) for Chef Geoff’s.  These are upscale restaurants with full bar and seating for around 80.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $15-$50+.  There is a second company concept called Lia’s (1 unit).  Overall company growth is from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  Catering and banquet services are offered.  Locations are in DC, MD and VA.

FIG & OLIVE headquartered in New York, NY has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  These are upscale Mediterranean restaurants with full bar and seating for around 125.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $15-$50+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  Locations are in CA and NY.

 

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

 

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

 

Lake Mary, FL-based GATOR’S DOCKSIDE (founded 1991) has increased by 2 units, from 18 to 20 (11% concept growth).  The company also operates Mickey Finn’s (1 unit).  Overall company increase was from 19 to 21 (11% company growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $8-$20, serving American cuisine.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 350.  Franchising is available.  All locations are in FL.

Orlando, FL-based FLIPPERS PIZZERIA (founded 1987) has increased by 3 units, from 11 to 14 (27% growth).  This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 30.  Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are available.  All locations are in FL.

 

Repeat Growers

 

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

 

Atlanta, GA-based MELLOW MUSHROOM (founded 1974) has increased by 25 units, from 142 to 167 (18% growth) and entered into NE.  These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants serve mostly beer and wine, some full bar.  Average seating is for about 60.  Catering is available.  All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, NE, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, and VA.  We last featured this restaurant on 7/10/12 (7% growth).

Toledo, OH-based MARCO’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 110 units, from 321 to 431 (34% growth) and entered into KS, MN, MS, NY, PA, SD, and WV.  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  The units have limited seating and offer catering, online ordering and delivery services.  All stores are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV.  We last wrote about this concept on 10/2/12 (14% growth).

CORNER BAKERY CAFE of Dallas, TX (founded 1991) has increased by 4 units, from 148 to 152 (3% growth) and expanded into NM and RI.  These are fast casual bakery/cafes with seating for around 80.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering, delivery and patio seating are available.  Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, MS, NJ, NM, NY, PA, RI, TX, UT and VA.   We last reported on this concept on 10/23/13 (10% growth).

 

 

 

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.

 

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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).

 

 

 

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