Duluth, MN-based GRANDMA\’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit for the Grandma’s Saloon & Grill concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). The company also operates Bellisio\’s Wine Bar (1) Grandma\’s Sports Garden Bar & Grill (1), and Little Angie\’s Cantina & Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% growth). The restaurants are family/casual concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Cuisine is mostly American. Catering and banquet services are available. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 200. All locations are in MN.
San Francisco, CA-based PLUTO\’S FRESH FOODS (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, serving American cuisine. Per person price range is $4-$12, serving beer and wine. Average seating is for around 150. Catering service is available. All the restaurants are in CA.
Greenwood Village, CO-based LAMAR\’S DONUTS (founded 1960) has increased by 1 unit, from 27 to 28 (4% growth). These quick serve donut shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have limited seating and offer catering and online ordering options. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CO, KS, MO, and NE.
Weatherford, TX-based CHICKEN EXPRESS (founded 1988) has increased by 3 units, from 186 to 189 (2% growth). This is a quick serve concept, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+. Units have seating for about 40 and offer drive-thru and catering services. All locations are franchised and trade in AR, GA, LA, OK, and TX.
Fraser, MI-based THE ORIGINAL BUSCEMIS (founded 1976) has increased by 5 units, from 38 to 43 (13% growth) and entered into FL. The restaurants are quick serve pizzerias, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+, serving beer and wine and seating about 50. Catering and delivery are available. All locations are franchised and trade in FL and MI.
HAL SMITH RESTAURANT GROUP of Norman, OK (founded 1992) has increased by 3 units, from 56 to 59 (5% growth) adding new concepts called Hollie’s and The Garage Burgers & Beer (2 units). Other company concepts are Charleston\’s Restaurant (15), Hefner Grill (1), Krispy Kreme (7), Louie\’s Grill & Bar (17), Mahogany Prime Steakhouse (3), Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen (1), Redrock Canyon Grill (3), Ted\’s Café Escondido (5), Toby Keith\’s I Love This Bar & Grill (3) and Upper Crust Pizza (1). Most locations tend to be family casual with full bar and seating for around 250. Per person check average is around $8-$20. Catering and banquet services are available. Locations are in AL, AZ, IN, KS, NE, OK and TX.
FOX RESTAURANT CONCEPTS of Scottsdale, AZ has increased by 1 unit for Sauce from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth) and added a new concept called Little Cleo\’s Seafood Legend. Other concepts are Blanco Tacos & Tequila (2), Bloom (1), Culinary Dropout (1), Modern Steak (1), Montana Avenue (1), North (6), Olive & Ivy (1), The Arrogant Butcher (1), The Greene House (1), True Food Kitchen (4), Wildflower (1) and Zinburger (3). Overall company growth is from 32 to 34 (6% growth). These tend to be family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 250. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $10-$30+. Catering, banquets and patio seating are available. Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, KS and TX.
HARDEE\’S based in Carpinteria, CA (founded 1960) has increased by 19 units, from 1917 to 1936 (1% growth). These are quick serve burger restaurants with seating for around 80. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $4-$12. Locations are in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV and WY.