Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Atlanta, GA-based MELLOW MUSHROOM (founded 1974) has increased by 25 units, from 142 to 167 (18% growth) and entered into NE. These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants serve mostly beer and wine, some full bar. Average seating is for about 60. Catering is available. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, NE, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, and VA. We last featured this restaurant on 7/10/12 (7% growth).
Toledo, OH-based MARCO\’S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 110 units, from 321 to 431 (34% growth) and entered into KS, MN, MS, NY, PA, SD, and WV. The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The units have limited seating and offer catering, online ordering and delivery services. All stores 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, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV. We last wrote about this concept on 10/2/12 (14% growth).
CORNER BAKERY CAFE of Dallas, TX (founded 1991) has increased by 4 units, from 148 to 152 (3% growth) and expanded into NM and RI. These are fast casual bakery/cafes with seating for around 80. Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Catering, delivery and patio seating are available. Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, MS, NJ, NM, NY, PA, RI, TX, UT and VA. We last reported on this concept on 10/23/13 (10% growth).