Restaurant Chain Growth Report 12/16/14



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 12/16/14RestaurantData.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 12/16/14Burbank, CA-based POQUITO MAS (founded 1984) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth).  This quick serve Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations serve beer and wine and have seating for around 90.  Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available.  All units are in CA.

Chicago, IL-based LAS FUENTES MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner with seating for about 200.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service. Catering and banquet rooms are available.  All locations are in IL.

BILL BATEMAN’S of Lutherville, MD (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit for Bill Bateman’s Express, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth).  There is a second company concept called Bill Bateman’s Bistro (9 units).  Overall company increase is from 10 to 11 (10% company growth).  Units tend to be family/casual with full bar and seating for around 350.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner with a check average of around $10-$30+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  Locations are in MD and PA.

RICE KING based in San Diego, CA has increased by 2 units, from 21 to 23 (10% growth).  These are quick serve Japanese restaurants with seating for around 50.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering is offered.  Locations are franchised and are in AZ, CA, DC, MD, NC, VA and WA.

Lake Forest, CA-based DEL TACO (founded 1964) has increased by 9 units, from 550 to 559 (2% growth) and entered into AL, OK and Guam.  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations have seating for about 80.  About half the stores are franchised.  Trading areas are AZ, CA, CO, FL, A, ID, MI, NM, NV, OH, OR, TX, UT, WA and Guam.

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

New York, NY-based TWO BOOTS PIZZA (founded 987) has increased by 3 units, from 13 to 16 (23% growth) and entered into NJ and TN.  The restaurants are family/casual pizzerias, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, with full bar service and seating for about 100.  Catering, delivery, private party and online ordering services are available.  Trading areas are CA, CT, MD, NJ, NY and TN.

BLUE MESA GRILL based in Addison, TX has increased by 2 units for Tacos and Tequila, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 250.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $10-$30+.  Catering and banquet services are offered.  The Blue Mesa Grill concept has 5 units.  Overall company increase is from 6 to 8 (33% company growth).  All locations are in TX.

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

Orlando, FL-based LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE (founded 1981) has increased by 35 units, from 430 to 465 (8% growth).  This family/casual steakhouse concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 250.  Trading areas are AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI and WV.  We last featured this concept on 8/13/13 (11% growth).  Longhorn Steakhouse is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

Wichita, KS-based FREDDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD & STEAKBURGERS (founded 2002) has increased by 30 units, from 114 to 144 (26% growth) and entered into AR, GA, ID, MN, NC and SC.  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+ and seating is for about 60.  Catering, private party and drive-thru services are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, NC, NE, NM, NV, OK, PA, SC, TX, UT and VA.  We featured this concept on 2/18/14 (30% growth).

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