Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/20/16



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/20/16

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/20/16Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Fraser, MI-based THE ORIGINAL BUSCEMIS (founded 1976) has increased by 2 units, from 45 to 47 (4% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine service is offered and seating is for about 50. Catering is available. Trading areas are FL and MI.

Sumner, WA-based THE ROCK WOOD FIRED PIZZA & SPIRITS (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 22 to 23 (5% growth). These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 250. Trading areas are AB, AK, CO, OR, TX and WA.

Woodbridge, VA-based TJSH (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This upscale Japanese concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating is for about 100. All the locations are in VA.

Minnesota-based CREATIVE CUISINE CORP (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit for the Newt’s concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth). Other company concepts include 300 First (1), City Market (2), Hefe Rojo (1) and Redwood Room (1).  Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% growth).  These family/casual concepts serve mostly American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  300 First is a more upscale concept.  The restaurants have full bar service, with a $10-$30+ per person check avearge.  Average unit seats about 70 and offers online ordering, delivery and private party services.  All the restaurants trade in MN.

New York, NY-based SERAFINA RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit for the Serafina concept, from 16 to 17 (6% concept growth).  The company also operates the 3-unit Cognac concept.  Overall company increase was from 19 to 20 (5% growth).  The restaurants are upscale, serving Italian cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150.  Catering and banquet services are available.  Trading areas are MA, NY and PA.

Fort Lauderdale, FL-based THE RESTAURANT PEOPLE (founded 1996) has added a new concept called Boatyard. Other concepts are Fork & Balls (1), O Lounge (1), Sun, Surf And Sand (1), Tarpon Bend (1), Vibe Las Olas (1) and Yolo (1).  Overall company increase was from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  These family/casual seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Units have full bar service and seating for around 200.  Catering and banquet services are available.  All the restaurants are in FL.

West Lawn, PA-based SELECT GRILL (founded 1996) has added a new concept called Coastal Grille.  Other company concepts include Austin’s Restaurant & Bar (1) and Jb Dawson’s Restaurant & Bar (3).  Overall company increase was from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 300.  Trading areas are DE and PA.

Austin, TX-based THUNDERCLOUD SUBS (founded 1975) has increased by 1 unit, from 32 to 33 (3% growth). These quick serve sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 50 and catering is available.  All the locations are in TX.

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

Westland, MI-based TOARMINA’S PIZZA (founded 1987) has increased by 4 units, from 17 to 21 (24% growth). These quick serve pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Catering is available. Trading areas are  MI and MS.

Chicago, IL-based HOWL AT THE MOON (founded 1990) has increased by 2 units, from 16 to 18 (13% growth). These family style bar and grill restaurants are open for dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The concept specializes in live musical performances.  Seating is for about 200. Trading areas are CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MO, NC, PA and TX.

St. Petersburg, FL-based TSUNAMI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE (founded 2009) has increased by 2 units for their Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth).  The company also operates Ryuu Japanese Steakhouse (1 unit).  Overall company increase was from 2 to 4 (100% company growth). The restaurants are upscale, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-50+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 100. The restaurants are located in FL.

Indianola, MS-based LOST PIZZA CO (founded 2010) has increased by 2 units, from 10 to 12 (20% growth). These quick serve pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer is sold.  Seating is for about 50. Trading areas are MS and TN.

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

Vestavia Hills, AL-based TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE (founded 1998) has increased by 25 units, from 49 to 74 (51% growth) and entered into OH and OK.  This fast casual Mediterranean concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 100.  Catering and private party services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV. We last featured this company on 5/12/15 (26% growth).

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