July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Scottsdale, AZ-based WILDFLOWER BREAD COMPANY (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth). This fast casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Scottsdale, AZ-based PINKBERRY (founded 2005) has increased by 10 units, from 227 to 237 (4% growth) and entered into MB, NB, NS, NV, PQ and SK. This quick serve frozen yogurt shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All units are franchised and trade in AB, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, LA, MA, MB, MD, MI, NB, NC, NS, NV, NY, ON, PA, PQ, RI, SK, TX, UT and VA. Pinkberry is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands.

Oregon-based BLACK ROCK COFFEE BAR (founded 2008) has increased by 10 units, from 42 to 52 (24% growth). This drive-thru concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Online ordering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, ID, OR and WA.

Austin, TX-based EL POLLO RICO has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth). This quick serve Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The restaurants have limited seating and offer catering service. All locations are in TX.

Lexington, KY-based FAZOLI’S (founded 1988) has increased by 3 units, from 212 to 215 (1% growth) and entered into CT and SD. This fast casual Italian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 100. Catering is available. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV.

EmergingĀ and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Illinois-based BLUEBERRY HILL PANCAKE HOUSE has increased by 2 units for the Blueberry Hill concept, from 7 to 9 (28% concept growth). The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Alfie’s Inn. Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% company growth). This family/casual breakfast concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 100. Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available. All the locations are in IL.

Surrey, BC-based JOSEPH RICHARD GROUP (founded 2010) has increased by 2 units for the Townhall Public House concept, from 6 to 8 (33% concept growth) and added S+l Kitchen & Bar (3) and The Italian Osteria Cheese Bar (1). Other company concepts are Edith + Arthur Public House (1), Micky’s Public House (1), Oak & Thorne (1), Oceanside & Sweet Republic (1), The Buck & Ear Bar & Grill (1), The Capitol (1), and The Henry Public House (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 19 (46% growth). The restaurant concepts are upscale, serving American, Asian and Italian cuisines. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 200. Banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AB and BC.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Washington-based BRUCHI’S CHEESESTEAK & SUBS (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 60 and catering and online ordering options are available. Trading areas are CA, ID and WA. We featured this concept on 1/24/17 (13% growth).

Arizona-based ANGRY CRAB & BBQ RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual cajun and seafood restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for around 200. All the restaurants trade in AZ. We wrote about this company on 3/14/17 (100% growth).

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