Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/11/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/11/15

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/11/15RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

New York, NY-based IL MULINO (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit for the Trattoria Il Mulino concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth) and entered into TN.  The company also operates Il Mulino (9) and Il Mulino Prime (1).  Overall company increase was from 13 to 14 (8% company growth).  These upscale Italian restaurants are open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 80.  Banquet services are available.  Trading areas are FL, NJ, NV, NY, TN, Puerto Rico and Tokyo.

Atlanta, GA-based WING ZONE (founded 1991) has increased by 5 units, from 73 to 78 (7% growth) and entered into CA and MO.  This is a quick serve chicken concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, with limited seating.  Catering, delivery, online ordering and drive-thru services are available.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and 8 other countries worldwide.

Memphis, TN-based INTERSTATE BARBECUE (founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth).  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for about 100.  Catering, delivery and private party services are available.  Locations are in MS and TN.

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

Surrey, BC-based JOSEPH RICHARD GROUP (founded 2002) has increased by 3 units for the Townhall concept, from 3 to 6 (100% concept growth).  Other company concepts include Edith + Arthur Public House (1), Joseph Richard Nightclub (1), Micky’s Public House (1), The Hemingway Public House (1) and The Henry Public House (1).  Overall company increase was from 8 to 11 (38% growth).  These family/casual bar and grill concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Average seating is for about 200, with banquet facilities available.  All the restaurants are in BC.

Oklahoma City, OK-based TED’S CAFE ESCONDIDO (founded 1991) has increased by 6 units, from 6 to 12 (100% growth) and entered into KS and MO.  The restaurants are family/casual, serving Mexican cuisine.  Per person check average is $8-$20+.  Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 225.  Catering and private party services are available.  Trading areas are KS, MO and OK.

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

Roseville, CA-based THE BEACH HUT DELI (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 36 to 37 (3% growth).  This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 60.  Catering, delivery and online ordering options are offered.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in CA and NV.  We wrote about this concept on 9/2/14 (13% growth).

Baton Rouge, LA-based RAISING CANE’S (founded 1996) has increased by 24 units, from 201 to 225 (12% growth) and entered into AR, MO and TN.  This fast casual chicken concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 70 and offer catering and drive-thru services.  Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CO, GA, KY, LA, MA, MN, MO, MS, NE, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA.  Franchising is available.  We last wrote about this concept on 10/14/14 (43% growth).

Santa Monica, CA-based PINKBERRY (founded 2005) has increased by 8 units, from 252 to 260 (3% growth) and entered into ON, Chile, Japan, Panama and Thailand.  This quick serve frozen yogurt concept is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for about 50.  Catering and online ordering are available.  Delivery is offered at select locations.  Stores are franchised and trade in AB, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, ON, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA and 19 other countries worldwide.  We last featured this concept on 4/29/14 (25% growth).

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