January 8, 2019

January 8, 2019

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Nitro, WV-based TUDOR’S BISCUIT WORLD (founded 1980) has increased by 5 units, from 65 to 70 (8% growth). This family/casual American restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50. All units are franchised and trade in KY, OH and WV.

Dallas, TX-based MARISCOS 2000 has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This family/casual Mexican seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit has seating for about 100. All the restaurants trade in TX.

Michigan-based CHICKEN SHACK (founded 1956) has increased by 1 unit, from 20 to 21 (5% growth). This quick serve chicken restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Catering, online ordering and drive-thru services are available. All locations are in MI. Franchise opportunities are available.

Portland, OR-based PINE STATE BISCUITS (founded 2006) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual concept is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Some locations have full bar service, others serve beer and wine only. Average unit seats about 60. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in OR.

Charlotte, NC-based BGR THE BURGER JOINT (founded 2008) has increased by 1 unit, from 22 to 23 (5% growth) and entered into NJ. This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and average unit seats about 50. Catering and private party services are available. About half the units are franchised. Trading areas are DC, GA, MD, NY, SC, TN and VA.

EmergingĀ and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Jacksonville, FL-based SHEIK SANDWICHES (founded 1972) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 80. All the locations are in FL.

New York-based RAFAEL PALOMINO RESTAURANTS has added 2 new concepts called THe Flying Egg and Urbano. Other company concepts are B Square Burgers & Booze (1), Cachette Bistro (1), Mesa Modern Mexican (1), Pacifico (1), Sonora (1) and Tapas On Main (1). Overall company increase was from 6 to 8 (33% growth). The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving South American, Mexican, Spanish and American cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and seating for about 150. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are CT, FL, NY and PA.

New York, NY-based WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE (founded 2004) has increased by 6 units, from 13 to 19 (46% growth). These upscale steakhouses are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are CA, FL, HI, NJ, NY and Asia.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Houston, TX-based SAM’S BOAT GULF COAST KITCHEN & SPORTS BAR (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family/casual seafood and sports bars are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 250, with private party service. All locations are in TX. Franchise opportunities are available. We last featured this concept on 11/1/17 (20% growth).

Baton Rouge, LA-based C C’S COFFEE HOUSE (founded 1995) has increased by 12 units, from 33 to 45 (36% growth). This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are LA and MS. We featured this concept on 10/24/17 (6% growth).

Plano, TX-based FOGO DE CHAO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1979) has increased by 3 units, from 49 to 52 (6% growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available. Seating is for about 200. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, WA, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico and the Middle East. We wrote about this concept on 11/29/17 (14% growth).

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