Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Orlando, FL-based LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1981) has increased by 35 units, from 430 to 465 (8% growth). This family/casual steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 250. Trading areas are AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI and WV. We last featured this concept on 8/13/13 (11% growth). Longhorn Steakhouse is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.
Wichita, KS-based FREDDY\’S FROZEN CUSTARD & STEAKBURGERS (founded 2002) has increased by 30 units, from 114 to 144 (26% growth) and entered into AR, GA, ID, MN, NC and SC. The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+ and seating is for about 60. Catering, private party and drive-thru services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, NE, NM, NV, OK, PA, SC, TX, UT and VA. We featured this concept on 2/18/14 (30% growth).