Restaurant Chain Growth Report 01/27/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 01/27/15RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 01/27/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Sumner, WA-based URBAN TIMBER COFFEE CO has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth).  This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations serve beer and wine and seat about 20.  Drive-thru service is available.  All locations are in WA.

Jacksonville, FL-based WOODY’S BBQ (founded 1980) has increased by 4 units, from 25 to 29 (16% growth) and entered into MI, TN and UT.  This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100.  Catering and drive-thru services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in FL, MI, OH, PA, TN and UT.

ORCHESTRATE HOSPITALITY based in Des Moines, IA (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  They have added a new concept called Malo.  Other company concepts are Centro Restaurant (1), Django (1), Gateway Market & Café (1), Raccoon River Brewing Company (1), South Union Bread Café & Bakery (1) and Zombie Burger + Drink Lab (1).  Units tend to be family/casual with full bar and seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner with a per person check average of around $10-$30+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  All locations are in IA.

BROTHER JIMMY’S BBQ headquartered in New York, NY (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% 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 $6-$15+.      Catering is available.  Locations are in FL, NJ and NY.

WALNUT GRILL based in Wexford, PA has increased by 1 unit, 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 $10-$30+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  All locations are in PA.

Santa Ana, CA-based WAHOO’S FISH TACO (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 59 to 60 (2% growth) and entered into PA.  The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving Mexican cuisine.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine and seating about 80.  Catering, delivery and private party services are available.  Trading areas are CA, CO, HI, NE, NV, PA, TX and Japan.

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

Los Angeles, CA-based MENDOCINO FARMS SANDWICH MARKET has increased by 3 units, from 6 to 9 (50% concept growth).  The company also operates a 1-unit concept called Blue Cow Kitchen.  Overall company increase was from 7 to 10 (43% company growth).  These fast casual sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50.  Catering is available.  All locations are in CA.

The Colony, TX-based PIE FIVE PIZZA CO (founded 2011) has increased by 24 units, from 20 to 44 (120% growth) and entered into DC, IL, MD, MO, NE, OK and TN.  The pizzerias are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, with beer and wine service.  Average seating is for about 100.  Catering is available.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, DC, FL,IL, KS, MD, MO, NC, NE, OK, TN, TX, UT and VA.  Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings Inc.

FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE based in Hoover, AL (founded 1981) has increased by 3 units, from 8 to 11 (38% growth).  These are family/casual BBQ restaurants with seating for around 70.  Beer is served.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner and catering is offered.  All locations are in AL.

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

Boston, MA-based AU BON PAIN (founded 1978) has increased by 28 units, from 323 to 351 (9% growth) and entered into DE.  This fast casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 30 and offer catering and online ordering services.  About half the locations are franchised.  Trading areas are AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL,GA, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, India and Thailand.  We last featured this concept on 3/25/14 (2% growth).

Greenwood, CO-based RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS (NASDAQ:RRGB; founded 1969) has increased by 33 units, from 474 to 507 (7% growth) and entered into DC and LA.  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine and specializing in burgers.  Locations have full bar and seating for around 250.  Per person check average is $8-$20+.  About 20% of locations are franchised.  Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.  We wrote about this company on 7/23/13 (2% growth).

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