Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Miami, FL-based NATURAL CHICKEN GRILL (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This fast casual chicken concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 50 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering services. All units are in FL. We last featured this concept on 10/29/13 (8% growth).
Broomfield, CO-based NOODLES & CO (founded 1995) has increased by 55 units, from 409 to 464 (13% growth) and entered into AZ, NH and OK. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $6-$15+. Most locations serve beer and wine, some have full bar. Average seating is for about 90. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI. Franchise opportunities are available. We wrote about this company on 6/25/13 (3% growth) and on 2/4/14 (19% growth).
California-based ROUNDS PREMIUM BURGERS (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range, serving beer and wine Units seat around 30. All locations are in CA. We featured this concept on 12/10/13 (33% growth). Franchise opportunities are now available.