Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/28/14



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/28/14RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/28/14Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Seattle, WA-based SUGAR MOUNTAIN has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth) with the addition of a new concept called Liam’s Bistro.  Other concepts are Bennett’s Pure Food Bistro (1) and Pasta & Co (2).  The bistro restaurants are upscale, open for dinner and serving Italian cuisine.  Per person check average is $15-$50+, with average seating for about 150.  Locations have full bar service.  Pasta & Co is a fast casual deli/bakery, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Catering and banquet services are available.  All the restaurants are in WA.

South Carolina-based J PETER’S GRILL & BAR (founded 2010) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  This is a family/casual concept serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seat around 150.  Trading areas are GA and SC.

Waite Park, MN-based GRIZZLY’S GRILL N’ SALOON (founded 1995) has increased by 1 unit for the Grizzly’s Grill concept, from 13 to 14 (8% concept growth).  The company also operates Border Tap House (3), Milwaukee Burger Co (3), Omaha Tap House (1), Poncho & Lefty’s (1), Up North Taps (1) and Woody’s Grill (3).  Overall company increase was from 25 to 26 (4% company growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  All locations have full bar service and the average seating is for about 200.  Trading areas are MN, ND and WI.

Phoenix, AZ-based PETER PIPER PIZZA (founded 1973) has increased by 6 units, from 133 to 139 (5% growth).  These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations serve beer and wine and seat around 200.  Delivery and private party options are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, NM, TX and Mexico.  Peter Piper is a subsidiary of Irving, TX-based CEC Entertainment.

Phoenix, AZ-based STREETS OF NEW YORK PIZZA (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit, from 27 to 28 (4% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $6-$15+, with beer and wine service.  Average seating is for about 80.  Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in AZ and NV.

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

Denver, CO-based TERIYAKI MADNESS (founded 2003) has increased by 6 units, from 11 to 17 (55% growth) and entered into CA and VA.  This fast casual Japanese concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 40 and offer catering and private party services.  Locations are franchised and trade in AR, CA, CO, TX and VA.

Atlanta, GA-based UNCLE MADDIO’S PIZZA JOINT (founded 2009) has increased by 17 units, from 18 to 35 (94% growth) and entered into AL, AR, CO, ND, NE, TX and VA.  This is a fast casual pizzeria, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, serving beer and wine.  Units seat about 70 and offer catering service.  Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, KY, NC, ND, NE, SC, TN, TX and VA.

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

Duncansville, PA-based MEADOWS ORIGINAL FROZEN CUSTARD (founded 1950) has increased by 2 units, from 24 to 26 (8% growth) and entered into NJ, NY and VA.  These quick serve ice cream/custard shops are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations have limited seating and offer drive-thru service.  The stores are franchised and trade in MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA and VA.  We last featured this concept on 5/28/13 (14% growth).

Dallas, TX-based FOGO DE CHAO CHURRASCARIA (founded 1979) has increased by 5 units, from 31 to 36 (16% growth) and entered into OR.  The restaurants are upscale South American steakhouses, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner and seating is for about 200.  Locations have full bar service.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, MO, NV, NY, OR, PA and TX.  We last featured this concept on 1/28/14 (19% growth).

Belmont, NC-based BRIXX WOOD FIRED PIZZA (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 25 to 26 (4% growth).  The pizzerias are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Locations serve beer and wine and seat about 250.  Catering service is available.  Trading areas are GA, NC, SC, TN and VA.  We wrote about this concept on 2/11/14 (19% growth).

Fort Lauderdale, FL-based SHULA’S (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for the Shula’s Steakhouse concept, from 14 to 15 (7% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Shula’s 2 concept, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth).  The company also operates Shula Burger (5) Shula’s 347 (8), Shula’s Bar & Grill (4) and Shula’s On The Beach (1).  Overall company increase was from 34 to 36 (6% growth).  The concepts are mostly upscale, serving steak and seafood, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Shula’s 2 is family/casual, with a $10-$30+ per person check average, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Average seating is for about 200 and catering and banquet facilities are available.  Trading areas are AL, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, UT and VA.  We last featured this company on 3/4/14 (3% growth).

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