Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/22/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/22/15

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/22/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Littleton, CO-based LE PEEP (founded 1963) has increased by 2 units, from 50 to 52 (4% growth).  The concept is family/casual, specializing in breakfast foods.  Meal periods are breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Average unit seats about 80.  Catering and private party services are available.  Trading ares are CO, ID, IL, IN, KS, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NM, SC, TN and TX.

LaGrange, KY-based HOMETOWN PIZZA (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving pizza and Italian cuisine.  Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 100.  Per person check average is $8-$20+.  Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available.  All the locations are in KY.

Texas-based NO FRILLS GRILL & SPORTS BAR (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  This family/casual sports bar is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have seating for around 250.  Private party service is available.  All the locations are in TX.

Beverly Hills, CA-based HILLSTONE RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1977) has added 2 new concepts: Honor Bar (2 units) and The Grill at Bal Harbour (1 unit). Other company concepts are Bandera (5), Cherry Creek Grill (1), East Hampton Grill (1), Gulfstream Restaurant (2), Hillstone (10), Houston’s Grill (18), Los Altos Grill (1), Palm Beach Grill (1), R+d Kitchen (4), Rutherford Grill (1), South Beverly Grill (1), The White House Tavern (1) and Woodmont Grill (1).  The restaurants are mostly family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Restaurants serve American cuisine, with full bar and average seating for about 400.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MO, NJ, NY, TN and TX.

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

Denver, CO-based SNARF’S SANDWICHES (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 19 to 21 (11% growth).  This fast casual sandwich concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat around 50 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering services.  Trading areas are CO, IL, MO and TX.

Scottsdale, AZ-based WILDFLOWER BREAD COMPANY (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 12 to 14 (17% growth).  This fast casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for around 50.  Catering is available.  All the locations are in AZ.

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

West Palm Beach, FL-based TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELI (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 25 to 26 (4% growth). This family/casual concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100.  Catering, delivery, online ordering and private party services are offered.  All the locations are in FL.  We last featured this concept on 10/21/14 (4% growth).

Dallas, TX-based DAVE & BUSTER’S (NASDAQ:PLAY, founded 1982) has increased by 10 units, from 70 to 80 (14% growth) and entered into NM, OR and SC.  The concept is a family/casual restaurant/arcade facility, serving American cuisine.  Per person check average is $10-$30+.  Locations have full bar and average capacity of 450.  Private party services are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA and WI.  We last wrote about this concept on 9/9/14 (15% growth).

Athens, GA-based ZAXBY’S (founded 1990) has increased by 73 units, from 632 to 705 (12% growth) and entered into OK.  The restaurants are fast casual, specializing in chicken entrees.  Per person price range is $6-$15+, open for lunch and dinner.  Seating is for about 90.  Catering, online ordering and drive-thru options are available.  All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT and VA.  We last wrote about this concept on 8/12/14 (8% growth).

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