Restaurant Chain Growth Report 05/17/16



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 05/17/16

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 05/17/16Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Virginia-based PRIME TIME SPORTS BAR AND GRILLE (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, with the addition of a new Mexican concept called Don Tito.  Other company concepts are A-town Bar & Grill (1), Bronx Pizza And Subs (1), Don Taco (1) and Prime Time Sports Bar And Grille (1).  Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% company growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The concepts serve American, pizza, and Mexican cuisines.  Average unit has seating for about 125, with full bar service.  All the restaurants are located in VA.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based JOHN’S INCREDIBLE PIZZA CO (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth) and entered into NV.  This pizza buffet concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served.  Seating is for over 500, specializing in children’s parties.  Trading areas are CA and OR.

Palm Beach, FL-based JON SMITH SUBS (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth).  This quick serve sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for around 40, with catering and drive-thru services.  Locations are franchised and trade in FL.

Nashville, TN-based JONATHAN’S GRILLE has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 250.  Catering is available.  All the restaurants trade in TN.

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

Austin, TX-based MAMA FU’S ASIAN HOUSE (founded 2003) has increased by 3 units, from 14 to 17 (21% growth) and entered into the UAE.  This fast casual Asian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 200.  Catering, delivery and online ordering are available.  All the restaurants are franchised and trade in AR, FL, OH, TX and the UAE.

Ypsilanti, MI-based AUBREE’S PIZZERIA & GRILL (founded 1972) has increased by 3 units, from 8 to 11 (38% 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 average seating for about 90.  Catering and banquet services are available.  Delivery is offered at select locations.  All the restaurants are franchised and trade in MI.

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

Charlotte, NC-based FIREBIRDS WOOD FIRED GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 3 units, from 36 to 39 (8% growth) and entered into IA and GA.  This is a family/casual American restaurant concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar service and seating for about 200.  Catering is available.  Locations trade in AL, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IA, KS, NC, NE, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN and VA.  We last featured this concept on 12/9/14 (20% growth).

Portland, ME-based AROMA JOE’S (founded 2000) has increased by 16 units, from 36 to 52 (44% growth).  This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations are mostly take-out only with drive-thru service.  Trading areas are ME and NH.  We last wrote about this concept on 8/25/15 (33% growth).

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