Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/21/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/21/15RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/21/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Michigan-based FRICANO’S PIZZA (founded 1949) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  The restaurants are fast casual, open for dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Full bar service is available.  Average seating is for about 150, offering catering and private party services.  All locations are in MI.

Ohio-based  EL TORO MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service.  The restaurants have seating for about 200, with private party services.  All the restaurants are in OH.

Playa Vista, CA-based CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN (founded 1985) has increased by 15 units, from 277 to 292 (5% growth) and entered into Saudi Arabia.  This family/casual pizza and Italian food concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  The restaurants have a full bar and seating for about 250.  Catering and online ordering services are available.  Trading areas are AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and 12 other countries worldwide.  Between 20% and 30% of the restaurants are franchised.

New Castle, PA-based PIZZA JOE’S (founded 1980) has increased by 3 units, from 43 to 46 (7% growth).  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12.  Average seating is for around 40.  Delivery is available.  All units are franchised and trade in OH and PA.

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

Orlando, FL-based FLIPPERS PIZZERIA (founded 1987) has increased by 2 units, from 14 to 16 (14% growth).  This is a family/casual pizza concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants serve beer and wine and average seating for 30.  Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are offered.  Franchising is available.  All the stores are in FL.

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

Whitefish, MT-based GLACIER RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2007) has increased by 1 unit for the Mackenzie River Pizza Co concept, from 21 to 22 (5% concept growth).  Other company concepts are Ciao Mambo (3), Latitude 48/Red Room (1) and The Craggy Range Bar & Grill (1).  Overall company increase was from 26 to 27 (4% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and seating for about 150.  Catering, delivery and banquet services are available.  The restaurants serve pizza, Italian and American cuisines.  Trading areas are ID, IN, MT, ND and WA.  We last featured this company on 9/23/14 (8% growth).

Encino, CA-based MENCHIE’S FROZEN YOGURT (founded 2007) has increased by 64 units, from 466 to 530 (14% growth) and entered into AR, CT, ID, MA, NS and Qatar.  This quick serve frozen yogurt concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Average seating is for about 30.  The stores are franchised and trade in AB, AK, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NB, NC, NJ, NL, NM, NS, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PQ, SC, SK, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and 12 other countries worldwide.  We featured this concept on 10/8/13 (50% growth) and on 4/2/14 (24% growth).

Cheshire, CT-based WAYBACK BURGERS (founded 1991) has increased by 24 units, from 78 to 102 (31% growth) and entered into GA, TN, WA and Argentina.  This concept is fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 50 and offer catering and online ordering services.  All units are franchised and trade in CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and Argentina.  We last wrote about this concept on 4/22/14 (15% growth).

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