Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Metairie, LA-based FAT TUESDAY (founded 1983) has increased by 6 units for the Fat Tuesday concept, from 18 to 24 (33% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the New Orleans Originial Daiquiris concept, from 33 to 34 (3% concept growth). Overall company increase was from 51 to 58 (14% company growth). These fast casual bars are open for lunch and dinner hours, serving mostly drinks and bar food, with a $6-$5+ per person price range. Seating is for about 150. Trading areas are AZ, FL, LA, NV, PA, SC, Mexico and Honduras.
Chattanooga, TN-based OLD CHICAGO (founded 1976) has increased by 4 units, from 95 to 99 (4% growth) and entered into NC. This family/casual pizza concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 225. Trading areas are AR, AZ, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, WI and WY. Old Chicago is a subsidiary of Craftworks Restaurants.
ANDY\’S FROZEN CUSTARD of Springfield, MO (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 22 to 23 (5% growth). These are quick serve ice cream stores with limited seating. Per person check average is around $4-$12. Stores are open during lunch and dinner hours. Locations are in AR, IL, MO, OK and TX.
Alameda, CA-based TOMATINA (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). This family/casual Italian & pizza concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat around 70. Catering, banquet and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are in CA.
BLUE PLATE RESTAURANT CO based in St Paul, MN (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit from 7 to 8 (14% growth), with the addition of a new concept called The Freehouse. Other company concepts are 3 Squares Restaurant (1), Edina Grill (1), Groveland Tap (1), Highland Grill (1), Longfellow Grill (1), Scusi (1) and The Lowry (1). These tend to be family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 150. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $8-$20+. Banquet services are offered. All locations are in MN.
SOFI\’S CREPES of Baltimore, MD (founded 2004) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). These are fast casual bakery/cafes with limited seating. Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Franchising is available. All locations are in MD.