Restaurant Chain Growth Report 01/20/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 01/20/15RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 01/20/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Haymarket, VA-based FOSTER’S GRILLE (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for about 100.  Private party and online ordering services are available.  Units are franchised and trade in FL, MD, NC and VA.

Virginia-based LOS TOLTECOS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth) and entered into MD.  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 200.  Trading areas are MD and VA.

Missouri-based SHOW-ME’S RESTAURANTS has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth) and entered into FL.  This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 200.  Online ordering is available.  All locations are franchised and trade in FL, IL, IN, KY, MO and OH.

DOOLITTLES RESTAURANTS based in Bloomington, MN (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for Doolittles, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 200.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $8-$20+.  Banquets are offered.   There is a second company concept called Porter Creek Hardwood Grill.  Overall company growth is from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  Locations are in MN and ND.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts
Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.

California-based CALIFORNIA FISH GRILL has increased by 3 units, from 8 to 11 (38% growth).  This family/casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for around 80.  All the locations are in CA.

EUREKA PIZZA based in East Fayetteville, AR (founded 1992) has increased by 2 units, from 9 to 11 (22% growth).  These are quick serve restaurants open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering, delivery and drive-thru services are offered.  All locations are in AR.

FOX’S RESTAURANT & PUB of Oak Lawn, IL (founded 1964) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 125.  Per person check average is around $6-$15+.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  All locations are in IL.

Chicago, IL-based HOWL AT THE MOON (founded 1990) has increased by 2 units, from 14 to 16 (14% growth) and entered into PA.  The restaurants are family/casual piano bars, open for dinner.  Per person check average is $10-$30+, serving American cuisine.  Average seating is for about 200.  Private party facilities are available.  The restaurants are located in CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MO, NC, PA and TX.

Repeat Growers
Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Fort Wayne, IN-based WINGS ETC (founded 1994) has increased by 5 units, from 27 to 32 (19% growth).  This family/casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  The restaurants serve beer and seat about 150.  Catering is available.  Locations are franchised and trade in IL, IN, MI, MO and NC.  We featured this concept on 7/9/13 (9% growth) and again on 3/25/14 (13% growth).

Miami, FL-based SERGIO’S RESTAURANT (founded 1975) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving Cuban cuisine.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine and seating about 100.  Catering and online ordering options are available.  All locations are in FL.  We featured this concept on 8/13/13 (25% growth).

Dallas, TX-based CORNER BAKERY CAFE (founded 1991) has increased by 13 units, from 174 to 187 (7% growth) and entered into ID, OK and WI.  This fast casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Stores have seating for about 80 and offer catering and delivery.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MD, MD, MS, NJ, NM, NY, OK, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA and WI.  We wrote about this concept on 11/13/13 (3% growth) and on 8/26/14 (14% growth).

WINGS OVER headquartered in East Hartford, CT (founded 1998) has increased by 4 units, from 32 to 36 (13% growth) and expanded into NJ and VT.  These are quick serve restaurants open for lunch and dinner.  Beer is served.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in CT, DC, IL, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT and WI.  We last featured this concept on 11/26/13 (7% growth).

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