Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/29/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/29/15

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/29/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Reno, NV-based PORT OF SUBS (founded 1972) has increased by 3 units, from 136 to 139 (2% growth) and entered into WY.  This quick serve sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Average unit seats about 40.  Catering and online ordering options are available.  Stores are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY.

Riverside, CA-based FARMER BOYS (founded 1981) has increased by 20 units, from 64 to 84 (31% growth).  The restaurants are farmily/casual, serving American cuisine.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The restaurants have seating for about 150.  Locations are franchised and trade in CA and NV.

Portland, OR-based KILLER BURGER (founded 2010) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  The concept is fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Locations seat about 60 and serve beer and wine.  Units are in OR and WA.

Portland, OR-based PIZZICATO GOURMET PIZZA (founded 1989) has opened another unit for the Lovejoy Bakers concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth).  Other concepts are Pizzicato (16) and Sorellina (1).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving pizza and Italian cuisine.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, serving beer and wine.  Average unit seats about 80.  Catering and delivery are available.  Trading areas are CA and OR.  Between 30% and 40% of the restaurants are franchised.

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

Texas-based WING DADDY’S SAUCE HOUSE (founded 2008) has increased by 7 units, from 9 to 16 (78% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, specilizing in chicken entrees.  Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 100.  Catering is available.  All the restaurants are located in TX.

Tampa, FL-based SQUARE 1 BURGERS & BAR (founded 2006) has increased by 3 units, from 6 to 9 (50% growth).  This family/casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 150.  Catering and private party services are available.  All the restaurants are located in FL.

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

Plano, TX-based MOOYAH BURGERS & FRIES (founded 2005) has increased by 19 units for the Mooyah Burgers concept, from 63 to 82 (30% concept growth) and entered into BC, CO, IN, LA, NC, UT, Bahrain, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.  The company also increased by 3 units for the Ojos Locos Sports Cantina concept, from 5 to 8 (60% concept growth) and entered into NM.  Overall company increase was from 68 to 90 (32% company growth).  Mooyah is a fast casual burger concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Average seating is for about 60.  Ojos Locos is a family/casual sports bar, with an $8-20+ per person check average.  Average seating is for about 200.  Catering and private party services are available.  The company’s restaurants trade in AL, AR, BC, CA, CO, CT, IL, IN, KS, LA, MT, NC, NJ, NM, OH, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and the Middle East.  We last featured this company on 6/24/14 (13% growth).

Irvine, CA-based HABIT BURGER GRILL (founded 1969) has increased by 19 units, from 113 to 132 (17% growth) and entered into FL and NV.  The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 40 and offer online ordering.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, FL, NJ, NV and UT.  Franchise opportunities are now available.  We wrote about this concept on 3/4/14 (34% growth) and on 12/2/14 (20% growth).

Orlando, FL-based MILLER’S ALE HOUSE (founded 1988) has increased by 4 units, from 67 to 71 (6% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for about 300.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NV, NY, OH and PA.  We last featured this concept on 3/4/14 (6% growth).

RestaurantData.com is an online portal including FoodserviceReport.com the largest provider of new restaurant opening sales leads in the US averaging 850 new restaurant openings per week, RestaurantChains.net focusing on the multi-unit chain universe of companies and 20,000 unique decision making VP contacts inside 7,300 multi-unit restaurants and the Restaurant Unit Locator of 700,000 individual locations with rock solid delineations of independent locations vs. multi-unit locations, size, shape, cuisine, service style, sales, contacts, region, alcohol, seats, etc.  Listings are updated and reviewed constantly and new data is updated daily.