Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/05/13



Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Camillus, NY-based CAM’S PIZZERIA (founded 1980) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth).  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units have limited seating, with mostly take-out and delivery services.  Online ordering options are available.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in NY.

Las Vegas, NV-based HOT N JUICY CRAWFISH has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  This family/casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Beer is served and seating is for about 80.  Locations trade in CA, DC, FL, and NV.

Holland, OH-based SCRAMBLER MARIE’S BREAKFAST BISTRO (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 19 to 20 (5% growth).  This family/casual concept is open for breakfast and lunch, specializing in breakfast foods.  Units seat about 250 and offer private party services.  Trading areas are MI and OH.  Franchise opportunities are available.

Virginia-based AZTECA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS has increased by 7 units, from 28 to 35 (25% growth) and entered into CT and MD.  This is a family/casual Mexican restaurant concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and seating for around 250.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are CT, MA, MD, NC, OH, PA, and VA.

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

Woodland Hills, CA-based PIZZAREV (founded 2012) has increased by 3 units, from 3 to 6 (100% growth).  This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 50.  Catering is available.  All locations are in CA.  Franchise opportunities are available.

Addison, TX-based RAZZOO’S CAJUN CAFE (founded 1991) has increased by 2 units, from 15 to 17 (13% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for around 250.  Catering service is available.  Units trade in NC and TX.

Columbus, OH-based RUSTY BUCKET RESTAURANT AND TAVERN has increased by 2 units, from 12 to 14 (17% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 100.  Catering and banquet facilities are available.  Trading areas are IN, MI, and OH.

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

Orlando, FL-based BUCA DI BEPPO (founded 1993) has increased by 6 units, from 95 to 101 (6% growth) and entered into LA.  This upscale Italian restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 350.  Catering, delivery, banquet and online ordering options are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, England, and Mexico.  We last wrote about this concept on 9/11/12 (1% growth).  Buca Di Beppo is a subsidiary of Planet Hollywood restaurants.

Nashville, TN-based LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE (founded 1991) has increased by 8 units, from 251 to 259 (3% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 250.  Catering and online ordering services are available.  Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ. CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, WV, and WV.  We last wrote about this concept on 10/1/12 (4% growth).

Norcross, GA-based WAFFLE HOUSE (founded 1955) has increased by 51 units, from 1632 to 1683 (3% growth) and entered into AK.  The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 80.  About half of the restaurants are franchised.  Trading areas are AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.  We last featured this company on 6/5/12 (1% growth).

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