Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Burlington, ON-based JACK ASTOR’S BAR & GRILL (founded 1990) has increased by 3 units, from 35 to 38 (9% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 200. Trading areas are AB, NS, NY, ON, and PQ. Jack Astor’s is a subsidiary of Sir Corp. We last featured this concept on 10/30/12 (9% growth).
Atlanta, GA-based TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE (founded 1997) has increased by 14 units, from 370 to 384 (4% growth) and entered into ND. This fast casual juice/smoothie concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations have seating for around 50. Catering, delivery and drive-thru services are available. All stores are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WV. We last wrote about this company on 9/24/13 (14% growth).
LEO’S CONEY ISLAND of Dearborn, MI (founded 1972) has increased by 2 units, from 49 to 51 (4% growth). These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 100. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Catering is offered. Locations are franchised and are in MI. We wrote about this company on 9/10/13 (17% growth).
LIME FRESH MEXICAN GRILL of Maryville, TN has increased by 2 units, from 26 to 28 (8% growth). These are fast casual restaurants with seating for around 70. Beer and wine are served. Per person check average is around $6-$15+. Catering is offered. Locations are in AL, DC, FL, NC, OH and VA. We last featured this company on 12/11/12 (28% growth) and on 7/17/13 (13% growth).