Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/13/16



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/13/16

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/13/16Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Dallas, TX-based FIREBIRD RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1918) has increased by 1 unit for the El Fenix concept, from 22 to 23 (5% concept growth), by 1 unit for Mesomaya Comida Y Copas, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth), 3 units for Snuffer’s Restaurant, from 7 to 10 (43% concept growth) and by 3 units for Taqueria La Ventana, from 1 to 4 (300% concept growth).  Overall company increase was from 32 to 40 (25% growth).  These family/casual Mexican restaurant concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Average seating is for about 200, with full bar service.  Catering and banquet facilities are available.  Trading areas are OK and TX.

Atlanta, GA-based CARVEL (founded 1929) has increased by 10 units, from 368 to 378 (3% growth) and entered into AK, IN, MO, MS, NV, TN and WI.  These quick serve ice cream shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units have limited seating.  All stores are franchised and trade in AK, AL, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WI.  Carvel is a subsidiary of Focus Brands.

Miamisburg, OH-based FRICKER’S (founded 1985) has increased by 1 unit, from 23 to 24 (4% growth). These family style chicken restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 125. Catering is also available. Trading areas are IN, MI and OH.

Scottsdale, AZ-based KALIEDOSCOPE (founded 2012) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). These fast casual juice/smoothie shops are open for breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 50. All locations are in AZ.

Boca Raton, FL-based LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQ (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). These family style BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering is available. Locations are in FL.

Homewood, IL-based AURELIO’S PIZZA (founded 1959) has increased by 3 units, from 39 to 42 (8% growth). These family style Italian and pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 100 and catering is available. Trading areas are FL, GA, IL, IN, MN and NV.

Memphis, TN-based B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). These family casual restaurant/bars are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Seating is for about 400.  Trading areas are FL, NY and TN.

Boyne City, MI-based B.C. PIZZA (founded 1988) has increased by 4 units, from 31 to 35 (13% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 20. Stores are franchised and trade in GA and MI.

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

Portland, OR-based FRACK BURGER has increased by 3 units, from 4 to 7 (75% growth) and entered into WA. These family/casual burger restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 70. Trading areas are OR and WA.

Rehoboth, DE-based GROTTO PIZZA (founded 1960) has increased by 3 units, from 20 to 23 (15% growth). These family style pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Most locations have full bar service, others are quick serve only.  Average seating is for about 100. Catering is also available. Trading areas are DE, MD and PA.

New York, NY-based BROTHER JIMMY’S BBQ (founded 1988) has increased by 2 units, from 11 to 13 (18% growth) and entered into DC and MD. These family/casual BBQ restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Restaurants have full bar service and seat about 200. Catering is available. The restaurants are located in CT, DC and MD.

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

Atlanta, GA-based WING ZONE (founded 1991) has increased by 3 units, from 78 to 81 (4% growth).  These quick serve chicken restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units have limited seating and offer catering, delivery, online ordering and drive-thru services.  Units 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 and WI.  We last wrote about this company on 8/11/15 (7% growth).

Irving, TX-based UNCLE JULIO’S (founded 1986) has increased by 4 units, from 24 to 28 (17% growth) and entered into TN.  This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 300.  Catering is available.  Locations trade in FL, GA, IL, MD, PA, TN, TX and VA.  We last wrote about this concept on 10/20/15 (50% growth).

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