Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Santa Monica, CA-based THE VEGGIE GRILL (founded 2005) has increased by 3 units, from 23 to 26 (13% growth). This fast casual vegetarian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat about 80. Trading areas are CA, OR and WA. We last featured this concept on 5/14/13 (111% growth) and on 2/18/14 (21% growth).
Toledo, OH-based MARCO\’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 143 units, from 431 to 574 (33% growth) and entered into NJ, UT and the Bahamas. The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with limited seating. Per person price range is $4-$12+ and offers catering, delivery and online ordering. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV and the Bahamas. We last wrote about this concept on 11/13/13 (34% growth).
Rockville, MD-based CALIFORNIA TORTILLA (founded 1995) has increased by 3 units, from 38 to 41 (8% growth) and entered into MA, NJ and WV. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner (some locations are open for breakfast). Per person check average is $4-$12+, serving beer and wine, with seating for about 60. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in DC, DE, MA, MD, NJ, PA, VA and WV. We wrote about this company on 2/4/14 (12% growth).