Restaurant Chain Growth Report 06/28/16



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 06/28/16

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 06/28/16Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

East Lansing, MI-based BIGGBY COFFEE (founded 1995) has increased by 103 units, from 130 to 233 (79% growth). These fast casual coffee restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50 and catering is available. Trading areas are IL, MI, OH, SC, TX and WI.

Vancouver, WA-based BURGERVILLE (founded 1961) has increased by 2 units, from 40 to 42 (5% growth). These family/casual burger restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-12+ per person check average. Beer and wine service are served and seating is for about 40. Catering is available. The restaurants are in OR and WA.

Rochester, NY-based CAPTAIN TONY’S PIZZA PASTA EMPORIUM (founded 1972) has increased by 1 unit, from 7 to 8 (14% growth). These fast casual Italian restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine service are served and seating is for about 50. Catering is available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NY and OH.

New York-based LEO’S PIZZERIA has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  These family/casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for around 80.  Delivery is available.  All the locations are in NY.

Bedford, OH-based WINKING LIZARD TAVERN (founded 1983) has increased by 1 unit for the Lizardville concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Winking Lizard concept, from 18 to 19 (6% concept growth).  Overall company increase was from 21 to 23 (10% company growth).  These family/casual bar and grills are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Average unit has seating for about 250 and offers catering and banquet services.  All the restaurants trade in OH.

Galveston, TX-based GALVESTON RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 8 to 9 (13% growth) with the addition of a concept called Taquilo’s. Other company concepts include Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar (2), Mario’s Seawall (1), Nonno Tony’s World Kitchen (1), Papa’s Gourmet Pizza (1), Saltwater Grill (1), Sky Bar Steak & Sushi (1) and The Gumbo Diner (1).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  The restaurants serve multiple cuisine types and seat an average of 150. There is full bar service, catering, delivery and private party options. All the restaurants are in TX.

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

Jacksonville, FL-based DICK’S WINGS has increased by 7 units, from 16 to 23 (44% growth).  These family/casual chicken wing restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 125.  Catering is available.  Locations are franchised and trade in FL and GA.

West Hollywood, CA-based INNOVATIVE DINING GROUP (founded 1992) has increased by 1 unit for the Boa Steakhouse concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth) and by 2 units for Katana, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth), entering into IL and the UAE.  The company also operates Robata Bar (1) and Sushi Roku (5).  These upscale sushi concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 150.  Catering and banquet services are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, IL, NV and the UAE.

Westlake Village, CA-based WOOD RANCH BBQ & GRILL (founded 1992) has increased by 3 units, from 14 to 17 (21% growth) and entered into VA.  This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 250.  Catering, banquet and online ordering options are available.  Trading areas are CA and VA.

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

Englewood, CO-based TOKYO JOE’S (founded 1996) has increased by 4 units, from 30 to 34 (13% growth) and entered into TX.  This fast casual Japanese concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Beer is served. Average unit has seating for about 125.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are AZ, CO and TX.  We last featured this concept on 1/13/15 (3% growth).

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