Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/16/16



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/16/16

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/16/16Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Newark, DE-based SEASONS PIZZA & RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 25 to 26 (4% growth).  This family/casual pizzeria 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 60.  Catering, delivery and private party services are available.  Trading areas are DE, MD, NJ and PA.

New York, NY-based SOPHIE’S CUBAN CUISINE (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth) and entered into DC.  The restaurants are fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available.  Trading areas are DC and NY.  Franchise opportunities are available.

Atlanta, GA-based HOOTERS (founded 1983) has increased by 4 units, from 412 to 416 (1% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and seating for around 200.  Cuisine is American, specializing in chicken wings.  Catering and private party services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in AB, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PQ, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and 24 other countries worldwide.

Omaha, NE-based SCOOTER’S COFFEE (founded 1998) has increased by 31 units, from 106 to 137 (29% growth) and entered into CA, GA and UT.  This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 20 and offer drive-thru service.  All stores are franchised and trade in CO, IA, KS, MO, NE, SD and TX.

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

New York, NY-based DYLAN’S CANDY BAR (founded 2001) has increased by 9 units, from 6 to 15 (150% growth) and entered into CO, CT, MI and TX.  The restaurants are family/casual, serving mostly ice cream and desserts.  Restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 50.  Private party service is available.  Trading areas are CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MI, NY TX.

New York, NY-based THE DINEX GROUP (founded 1993) has increased 1 unit for the Bar Boulud concept, from 2 to 3 (50% growth), 1 unit for the Cafe Boulud concept from 2 to 3 (50% growth). Other company concepts include Bar Pleiades (1), Boulud Sud (1), Daniel (1), Db Bistro Moderne (2), Db Brasserie (1), Dbgb Kitchen & Bar (1), Epicerie Boulud (1) and Maison Boulud (1) and Db Bistro & Oyster (1). Overall company increase was from 13 to 16 (23% growth). These upscale dining French restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 250. Catering is available. Trading areas are in DC, FL, MA, NV, NY, ON AND PQ.

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

Pittsburgh, PA-based BIG BURRITO RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the Mad Mex concept, from 12 to 13 (8% concept growth).  Other company concepts include Casbah (1), Eleven (1), Kaya (1), Soba (1) and Umi (1).  Overall company increase was from 17 to 18 (6% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving mostly Mexican cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, witha  $10-$30+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 200.  Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are OH and PA.  We last featured this company on 8/5/14 (6% growth).

Richardson, TX-based NESTLE TOLLHOUSE CAFE BY CHIP (founded 1998) has increased by 6 units, from 130 to 136 (5% growth) and entered into AR, CO and Iraq.  This quick serve bakery/cafe concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations have limited seating and offer catering and online ordering services.  All locations are franchised and trade in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NM, NV, NY, OK, ON, PA, SC, TX and the Middle East.  We last featured this concept on 2/3/15 (19% growth).

Charlotte, NC-based AMERICAN BURGER COMPANY, has increased 4 units for American Burger Company, from 4 to 8 (100% growth) and added a new concept- American Roadside [1]. Overall company growth was from 4 to 9 (80% growth). These fast/casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Restaurants have full bar and seats for about 50. Catering is available. Trading areas are in NC, NY and SC. We last wrote about this company on 2/17/2015 (20% growth).

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