Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/17/15



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/17/15

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

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/17/15Dallas, TX-based WINGSTOP (NASDAQ:WING; founded 1994) has increased by 146 units, from 664 to 810 (22% growth) and entered into CT, IA, KS, NE, PA, SD and Guam.  This fast casual chicken wing concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 60.  Catering and online ordering services are offered.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, Mexico and Guam.

Columbus, OH-based CAMERON MITCHELL RESTAURANTS (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the Marcella’s Ristorante concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth), 6 units for the Rusty Bucket concept, from 14 to 20 (43% concept growth), 2 units for Ocean Prime, from 10 to 12 (20% concept growth) and added 3 new concepts called The Barn At Rocky Fork Creek, Hudson 29 Kitchen & Drink and The Guild House.  Other company concepts are Cameron’s American Bistro (1), Cap City Fine Diner (2), Darby House (1), M (1), Martini Modern Italian (1), Mitchell’s Ocean Club (1), Molly Woo’s (1), The Ivory Room (1) and The Pearl (1).  The company has entered the states of CA, DC, MA and NY.  The restaurants are mostly upscale, serving multiple cuisine types.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  Rusty Bucket restaurants are family/casual, with an $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250.  Catering and banquet services are available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, IN, MA, MI, NY, OH, PA and TX.

Fredericksburg, VA-based PANCHO VILLA MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth).  This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 100. Catering is available.  Trading areas are NV and VA.

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

St Paul, MN-based PUNCH NEAPOLITAN PIZZA (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 7 to 9 (29% growth).  This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 60. All the restaurants are in MN.

Paulsboro, NJ-based TONY LUKE’S (founded 1992) has increased by 4 units, from 19 to 23 (21% growth) and entered in DE and Bahrain.  The restaurants are family/casual Italian, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine.  Average seating is for about 100.  Catering, delivery and private party services are available.  Trading areas are DE, MD, NJ, PA and Bahrain.

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

Pasadena, CA-based BLAZE FAST FIRE’D PIZZA (founded 2011) has increased by 90 units, from 39 to 129 (231% growth) and entered into AB, AR, CO, CT, ID, LA, MN, NC, NV, OK, ON, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WA.  This fast casual pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 70.  Online ordering is offered.  Locations are franchised and trade in AB, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI.  We last wrote about this company on 12/2/14 (129% growth).

Redding, CA-based BLACK BEAR DINER (founded 1995) has increased by 10 units, from 67 to 77 (15% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine.  Cuisine is American.  Average unit has seating for about 150.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, UT and WA.  We wrote about this concept on 12/9/14 (6% growth).

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