Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/18/14



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/18/14RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/18/14Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Phoenix, AZ-based MAJERLE’S SPORTS GRILL (founded 1992) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  These family/casual sports bars are open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants seat about 300 and offer catering and banquet services.  All locations are in AZ.

Baton Rouge, LA-based MIKE ANDERSON’S SEAFOOD (founded 1975) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for around 250.  Catering and private party services are available.  All locations are in LA.

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

California-based LUNA GRILL (founded 2004) has increased by 7 units, from 9 to 16 (78% growth) and entered into TX.  The restaurants are fast casual, serving Mediterranean cuisine.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with beer and wine and seating for about 80.  Catering and online ordering options are available.  Trading areas are CA and TX.

Seattle, WA-based MADISON HOLDINGS INC (founded 2003) has increased by 2 units for the Blue C Sushi concept, from 7 to 9 (29% concept growth).  The company also operates Boom Noodle (1) and Kaisho (1).  Overall company increase was from 9 to 11 (22% growth).  The concepts are family/casual, serving sushi.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 100.  Catering is available.  Locations are in CA and WA.

MARCUS SAMUELSON GROUP of New York, NY has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth) adding concepts – American Table Brasserie, Norda Bar & Grill and Kitchen Table.  Other company concepts are American Table At Lincoln Center (1), Ginny’s Supper Club (1), Marc Burger At Macy’s Chicago (1), Red Rooster (1) and Uptown Brasserie (1).  The company no longer operates the August concept.   These concepts tend to be upscale with full bar and seating for around 100.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner with a per person check average of around $15-$50+.  Locations are in Il, NY, Sweden and Norway.

PINO GELATO of Hilton Head Island, SC has increased by 3 units, from 12 to 15 (25% growth).  These are quick serve ice cream shops with limited seating.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Locations are in FL, GA, NC, PA, SC and VA.

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

Miami, FL-based NATURAL CHICKEN GRILL (founded 2003) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth).  This fast casual chicken concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 50 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering services.  All units are in FL.  We last featured this concept on 10/29/13 (8% growth).

Broomfield, CO-based NOODLES & CO (founded 1995) has increased by 55 units, from 409 to 464 (13% growth) and entered into AZ, NH and OK.  The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $6-$15+.  Most locations serve beer and wine, some have full bar.  Average seating is for about 90.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.  Franchise opportunities are available.  We wrote about this company on 6/25/13 (3% growth) and on 2/4/14 (19% growth).

California-based ROUNDS PREMIUM BURGERS (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth).  This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range, serving beer and wine  Units seat around 30.  All locations are in CA.  We featured this concept on 12/10/13 (33% growth).  Franchise opportunities are now available.

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