Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/01/17



Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/01/17

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/01/17Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

New York, NY-based BEN & JACK’S STEAKHOUSE (founded 2005) has increased by 1 unit for the Empire Steakhouse concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The company also operates 1 Ben & Jack’s concept. Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). These upscale steakhouses are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 250. Banquet rooms are available. All the locations are in NY.

San Jose, CA-based LEE’S SANDWICHES (founded 2001) has increased by 3 units, from 57 to 60 (5% growth). This quick serve sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 30 and offer catering, online ordering and drive-thru services. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OK, OR and TX. Franchising is available.

Arizona-based FLO’S RESTAURANTS (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth). This family/casual Chinese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 125. Catering is available. All the locations are in AZ.

Irvine, CA-based IN-N-OUT BURGERS (founded 1948) has increased by 23 units, from 301 to 324 (8% growth) and entered into OR. This quick serve burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units seat about 80 and offer catering and drive-thru options. Trading areas are AZ, CA, NV, OR, TX and UT.

Beaumont, TX-based JASON’S DELI (founded 1976) has increased by 5 units, from 253 to 258 (2% growth) and entered into PA. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine, with average seating for around 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. The restaurants trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WI. Franchise opportunities are available.

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

Indiana-based CHICAGO’S PIZZA (founded 1979) has increased by 2 units, from 13 to 15 (15% growth). These fast casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for around 50. Delivery is available. Locations are franchised and trade in IN.

San Antonio, TX-based SEA ISLAND SHRIMP HOUSE (founded 1965) has increased by 1 unit for the Sea Island Shrimp House concept, from 6 to 7 (17% concept growth) and by 1 unit for the Papouli’s Greek Grill concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth). The company also operates Tiago’s Cabo Grille (2). Overall company increase was from 12 to 14 (17% company growth). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and banquet facilities are available. All the restaurants are located in TX.

Chicago, IL-based FOUR STAR RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 2003) has added 2 new concepts called Tuco And Blondie and The Windsor. The company also operates Crosby’s Kitchen (1), D.O.C Wine Bar (2), Dunlay’s (2), Frasca (1), Remington’s (1) and Smoke Daddy’s (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 10 (25% growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving mostly American cuisine. Per person check average is $15-$50+, open for dinner only. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 100. Catering and banquet rooms are available. All the restaurants are in IL.

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

Southlake, TX-based DEL FRISCO’S RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1981) has increased by 4 units for the Del Frisco’s Grille concept, from 19 to 23 (21% concept growth). The company also operates Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (12) and Sullivan’s Steakhouse (18). These upscale steakhouse concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. All the restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 250. Catering and private party facilities are available. Trading areas are AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, NC, NE, NV, NY, PA, TX and WA. We last featured this company on 7/21/15 (14% growth).

Dallas, TX-based BOSTON’S THE GOURMET PIZZA (founded 1964) has increased by 11 units, from 401 to 412 (3% growth). This is a family/casual pizzeria/sports bar concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 250. Private party facilities are available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, MB, MD, MI, MN, MT, NB, NL, NS, NT, OH, ON, PA, PE, PQ, SD, SK, TX, UT, VA, WA, YT and Mexico. We wrote about this concept on 12/1/15 (2% growth).

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