<>Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Southlake, TX-based DEL FRISCO\’S RESTAURANT GROUP has increased by 3 units for the Del Frisco’s Grille concept, from 5 to 8 (60% concept growth) and entered into FL. Other concepts are Del Frisco\’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (10) and Sullivan\’s Steakhouse (19). Overall company increase was from 34 to 37 (9% growth). The restaurants are upscale steakhouses, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service. Seating is for about 250. Catering and banquet facilities are available. Trading areas are AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, NC, NE, NV, NY, PA, TX, and WA. We last wrote about this company on 11/27/12 (17% growth).
Dallas, TX-based DICKEY\’S BBQ PIT (founded 1941) has increased by 39 units, from 309 to 348 (13% growth) and entered into AL, OR, and TN. This fast casual bbq concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Most locations serve beer and wine (full bar available at select restaurants). Average seating is for about 150. Catering and online ordering options are available. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY. We last wrote about this concept on 2/5/13 (29% growth).