Restaurant Chain Growth Report 03/24/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 03/24/15RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 03/24/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Tampa, FL-based WORLD OF BEER (founded 2007) has increased by 32 units, from 36 to 68 (89% growth) and entered into CT, LA, MD, MI, MN, NY, TN and WA.  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Locations serve beer and seat around 125.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI.

Atlanta, GA-based CHICK-FIL-A (founded 1967) has increased by 117 units, from 1787 to 1904 (7% growth) and entered into CT and RI.  This fast casual chicken concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Most locations are in mall food courts, some are freestanding with seating for about 50.  Catering, online ordering, private party and drive-thru services are available.  All units are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV and WY.

Portland, OR-based OSF INTERNATIONAL (founded 1969) has increased by 1 unit for the Old Spaghetti Factory concept, from 40 to 41 (3% concept growth).  The company also operates the 1-unit Dussini Loft Bar.  Overall company increase was from 41 to 42 (2% growth).  This family/casual Italian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250.  Private party rooms are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, HI, IN, KY, MN, MO, OH, OR, TN, UT and WA.

Washington, DC-based CLOVER RESTAURANT GROUP has increased by 1 unit for the Cafe Deluxe concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth).  Other company concepts include Tortilla Coast (2), Tynan Coffee Tea (2) and U Street Café (1).  Overall company increase was from 9 to 10 (11% growth).  The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving American and Mexican cuisines.  Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar service and seating for about 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Catering is available.  The restaurants are located in DC, MD and VA.

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

Mississippi-based LOST PIZZA CO has increased by 4 units, from 5 to 9 (80% growth) and entered into TN.  This quick serve pizzeria concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Beer is served and seating is for about 50.  Trading areas are MS and TN.

Nashville, TN-based DICK’S LAST RESORT (founded 1985) has increased by 2 units, from 14 to 16 (14% growth) and entered into KY.  This is a family/casual bar and grill concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $10-$30+.  Catering and private party facilities are available.  The restaurants are located in CA, FL, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MN, NV, SC, TN and TX.

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

El Cerrito, CA-based NATION’S GIANT HAMBURGERS (founded 1952) has increased by 1 unit, from 27 to 28 (4% growth).  This quick serve burger concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units have limited seating and offer drive-thru service.  All the locations are in CA.  We last featured this concept on 4/8/14 (4% growth).

Winston Salem, NC-based EAST COAST WINGS (founded 1995) has increased by 4 units, from 31 to 35 (13% growth) and entered into PA.  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Beer is served and seating is for about 100.  Catering is available.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in FL, GA, NC, PA, SC, TN and TX.  We featured this concept on 10/22/13 (10% growth), 2/18/14 (22% growth) and on 8/26/14 (11% growth).

Addison, TX-based RAZZOO’S CAJUN CAFE (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a per person check average of $8-$20+.  Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 250.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are NC and TX.  We wrote about this company on 11/5/13 (13% growth).

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