Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/05/16



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/05/16

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/05/16Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Mount Vernon, WA-based JET CITY PIZZA (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit from, 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine services are offered and catering is available. The restaurants are located in WA.

Oakhurst, CA-based PIZZA FACTORY (founded 1979) has increased by 5 units, from 107 to 112 (5% growth) and entered into OK.  This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations serve beer and wine, with average seating for about 60.  Catering, delivery and private party services are available.  All locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR and WA.

Vancouver, BC-based CACTUS CLUB CAFE (founded 1988) has increased by 2 units, from 26 to 28 (8% growth).  The restaurants are upscale, serving mostly American cuisine.  Per person check average is $15-$50+, with full bar and average seating for about 200.  Trading areas are AB, BC and SK.

Solana Beach, CA-based TS RESTAURANTS (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit for the Duke’s concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth).  Other company concepts are Hula Grill (2), Jake’s Del Mar (1), Keoki’s Paradise (1), Kimo’s Maui (1), Leilani’s On The Beach (1), Sandy’s Beach Grill (1) and Sunnyside Resort (1).  Overall company increase was from 13 to 14 (8% growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, serving mostly American cuisine.  Locations have full bar service and seating for around 250.  Catering and banquet services are available.  Trading areas are CA and HI.

Monroe, WA-based BUZZ INN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 11 to 12 (9% growth).  This family/casual steakhouse concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and average seating for about 100.  Catering is available.  All the locations are in WA.

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

California-based JACK’S URBAN EATS (founded 1998) has increased by 3 units for the Jack’s Urban Eats concept, from 9 to 12 (33% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Dos Coyotes Border Cafe concept, from 7 to 8 (14% concept growth).  Overall company increase was from 16 to 20 (25% company growth).  These family/casual concepts serve American & Mexican cuisine, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $6-$15+, with beer and wine service and seating for about 80.  Online ordering is available.  All the locations are in CA.

California-based BURGER LOUNGE (founded 2007) has increased by 3 units, from 12 to 15 (25% growth).  This is a fast casual concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for around 40.  Online ordering is available.  All the locations are in CA.

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

Cheshire, CT-based WAYBACK BURGERS (founded 1991) has increased by 7 units, from 102 to 109 (7% growth) and entered into Saudi Arabia.  The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for around 60.  Catering and online options are available.  All locations are franchised and trade in CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, Argentina and Saudi Arabia.  We last featured this company on 4/21/15 (31% growth).

Huntington Beach, CA-based BJ’S RESTAURANTS (NASDAQ:BJRI; founded 1978) has increased by 13 units, from 163 to 176 (8% growth) and entered into AL, NC and TN.  This family/casual American cuisine concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 300.  Banquet rooms are available.  Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA and WA.  We last wrote about this concept on 5/12/15 (18% growth).

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