June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

Columbia, MD-based BOARDWALK FRIES BURGERS SHAKES (founded 1981) has increased by 3 units, from 23 to 26 (13% growth). These fast casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is available and seating is for about 70. Trading areas are AB, CA, DC, GA, MDMI, NJ, OR, TX and VA.

Elgin, IL-based ROSATI’S PIZZA (founded 1970) has increased by 11 units, from 133 to 144 (8% growth) and entered into IN. This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are sold. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, NC, NV, TX and WI.

Waco, TX-based BUSH’S CHICKEN (founded 1996) has increased by 13 units, from 73 to 86 (18% growth) and entered into AZ. This quick serve chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering and drive-thru services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in AZ and TX.

Tucson, AZ-based EEGEE’S (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 23 to 24 (4% growth). This quick serve sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50. Catering is available. All the restaurant trade in AZ.

EmergingĀ and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Utah-based ROXBERRY JUICE CO (founded 2008) has increased by 5 units, from 9 to 14 (56% growth). This fast casual juice/smoothie concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in UT.

Portland, OR-based SALT & STRAW (founded 2011) has increased by 6 units, from 9 to 15 (67% growth) and entered into WA. This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 40. Catering is available. Trading areas are CA, OR and WA.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Sandy, UT-based BEANS & BREWS COFFEE HOUSE (founded 1993) has increased by 5 units, from 45 to 50 (11% growth). These quick serve coffee restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Limited seating is available. Online ordering and drive-thru services are available. Trading areas are ID, NV and UT. We last wrote about this concept on 5/23/17 (32% growth).

Tulsa, OK-based BILLY SIMS BBQ (founded 2004) has increased by 2 units, from 51 to 53 (4% growth). These fast casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Seating is for about 60 and catering is available. Trading areas are located in IA, KS, MI, MO and OK. Franchise opportunities are available. We featured this concept on 5/16/17 (13% growth).

Redding, CA-based BLACK BEAR DINER (founded 1995) has increased by 22 units, from 93 to 115 (24% growth). These family/casual American restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 150. Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, UT and WA. We last wrote about this concept on 4/18/17 (17% growth).

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