Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/11/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/11/15RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/11/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Rock Island, IL-based THE HUNGRY HOBO (founded 1973) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth).  This is a quick serve sandwich concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, with seating for about 80.  Catering and drive-thru services are available.  Trading areas are IA and IL.  Between 10% and 20% of the stores are franchised.

Irvine, CA-based TASTEE FREEZ (founded 1950) has increased by 2 units, from 34 to 36 (6% growth).  These quick serve ice cream shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 30 and offer drive-thru service.  All the stores are franchised and trade in AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MD, MN, NC, ND, OK, SC, VA and VT.  Tastee Freez is a subsidiary of Galardi Group.

Irvine, CA-based IN-N-OUT BURGERS (founded 1948) has increased by 20 units, from 281 to 301 (7% growth).  The restaurants are quick serve, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner and average seating is for about 80.  Catering and drive-thru services are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, TX and UT.

PAT’S PIZZA FAMILY RESTAURANT of National Park, NJ (founded 1974) has increased by 1 unit, from 52 to 53 (2% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 60.  Beer and wine are served.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Locations are in DE, MD, NJ and PA.

Washington, DC-based TRYST COFFEE HOUSE & BAR (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit for the Tryst Coffee House concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth).  Other company concepts are Open City (1), The Coupe (1) and The Diner (1).  Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% company growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for about 90.  All the restaurants are in DC.

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

Denver, CO-based SNOOZE (founded 2006) has increased by 2 units, from 8 to 10 (25% growth) and entered into AZ.  The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast and lunch.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, with full bar service.  Average seating is for about 50.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA and CO.

TACOS DEL JULIO of Pasadena, TX has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 200.  Beer is served.  Locations are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  All locations are in TX.

Bellevue, WA-based MOD SUPER FAST PIZZA (founded 2008) has increased by 28 units, from 20 to 48 (140% growth) and entered into AZ, CA, CO, OR, PA and TX.  These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 60.  Online ordering is available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, OR, PA, TX and WA.  Franchise opportunities are now available.

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

Riverdale, GA-based AMERICAN DELI (founded 1989) has increased by 14 units, from 89 to 103 (16% growth).  This is a quick serve sandwich concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 50.  Stores are franchised and trade in AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TX.  We featured this concept on 3/25/14 (11% growth).

SHAKE SHACK based in New York, NY (NYSE: SHAK – founded 2004) has increased by 17 units, from 46 to 63 (37% growth) and expanded into GA, IL, NJ and NV.  These are fast casual burger restaurants with seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Beer and wine are served.  Per person check average is around $6-$15+.  Catering and patio seating are available.  Locations are in CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, NJ, NV, NY and PA.  We last reported on this concept on 7/14/14 when they had 100% growth.

Sumner, WA-based THE ROCK WOOD FIRED PIZZA & SPIRITS (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth) and entered into TX.  The restaurants are family/casual, serving pizza and Italian cuisine.  Locations have full bar service and seating for about 250.  Trading areas are AB, AK, CO, OR, TX and WA.  Franchising is available.  We last wrote about this concept on 1/14/14 (17% growth).

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