Restaurant Chain Growth Report 5/7/13



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

San Mateo, CA-based AMICI’S EAST COAST PIZZERIA (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth).  This family/casual Italian and pizza concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$12 per person check average.  The restaurants serve beer and wine and seat about 70.  Delivery and online ordering are available.  All locations are in CA.

Cincinnati, OH-based DEWEY’S PIZZA (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 15 to 16 (7% growth) and entered into IL.  The restaurants are family/casual, with a $6-$12 per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 90.  Private party services are available.  Trading areas are IL, KY, MO, and OH.

Calgary, AB-based ORIGINAL JOE’S RESTAURANT AND BAR (founded 1997) has increased by 18 units, from 41 to 59 (44% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Locations have full bar and seating for around 150.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30 per person check average.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, BC, MB, and SK.

STEAK N EGGER based in Cicero, IL (founded 1955) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  These are quick serve restaurants with seating for around 40.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $2-$6.  Catering is available.  Locations are franchised and are in IL.

SUN VALLEY COMPANY headquartered in Sun Valley, ID (founded 1936) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth) adding a new concept called Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge.  Other concepts are Bald Mountain Pizza & Pasta (1), Dollar Mountain Day Lodge (1), Duchin Lounge (1), Gretchen’s (1), Inn Lobby Lounge (1), Konditorei Coffee (1), Lodge Dining Room (1), Lookout (1), Ram Restaurant (1), River Run Day Lodge (1), Roundhouse (1), Seattle Ridge Day Lodge (1), Sun Valley Club Bar & Grill (1), Sun Valley Deli (1), Trail Creek Cabin (1) and Warm Springs Day Lodge (1).  The restaurant locations tend to be family/casual with full bar and seating for around 100.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Catering, banquet services and patio seating are offered.  All locations are in ID.

Mississauga, ON-based SECOND CUP (founded 1975) has increased by 11 units, from 346 to 357 (3% growth).  This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $2-$6 per person price range.  Limited seating is available.  Stores are franchised and trade in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PQ, and SK.

BOOSTER JUICE of Edmonton, AB (founded 1999) has increased by 15 units, from 289 to 304 (5% growth).  These are take-out juice shops with limited seating.  Locations are open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $3-$8.  Locations are more than 90% franchised and are in AB, AZ, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, OR, PQ, SK, TX and UT.

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

BIG TIME RESTAURANT GROUP based in West Palm Beach, FL has increased by 1 unit for City Cellar, from 1 to 2 (100% growth) and by 1 unit for Rocco’s Tacos, from 4 to 5 (25% growth) and expanded into NY.  Other concepts are Big City Tavern (1), City Oyster (1) and Grease Burger Bar (1).  Overall company increase is from 8 to 10 (25% company growth).  These are upscale restaurants with full bar and seating for around 200.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner with a per person check average of around $15-$50+.  Locations are in FL, MI and NY.

New York, NY-based MERCADITO HOSPITALITY (founded 2004) has increased by 3 units, from 5 to 8 (60% growth), with the addition of 3 new concepts called Tavernita, Barcito, and Little Market Brasserie.  Other concepts include Double A Chicago (1) and Mercadito (4).  These are mostly family/casual concepts, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30 per person check average.  Mexican cuisine is served and catering services are available.  The restaurants are located in FL, IL, and NY.

Colorado-based LARKBURGER (founded 2006) has increased by 6 units, from 6 to 12 (100% growth).  This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$10 per person price range.  Units serve beer and seat around 60.  All are located in CO.

New York, NY-based PRIME HOSPITALITY GROUP (founded 2000) has increased by 2 units, from 3 to 5 (67% growth), with the addition of 2 new concepts called Prime at the Bentley and Prime Butcher Baker.  Other concepts are called Prime Grill (1), Prime Ko (1), and Solo (1).  The restaurants are upscale steakhouses, open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  There is full bar service and average seating for around 250.  Catering and banquet services are available.  All the restaurants are in NY.

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

Laval, PQ-based ST-HUBERT RÔTISSERIES (founded 1951) has increased by 5 units, from 113 to 118 (4% growth).  The restaurants are mostly family/casual, open for lunch and dinner and specializing in chicken entrees.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, serving beer and wine.  Seating is for around 200.  There are also some express units, with seating for around 50.  Private party, delivery and online ordering services are available.  Trading areas are NB, ON, and PQ.  We last featured this concept on 12/20/11 (5% growth).

Sacramento, CA-based JACK’S URBAN EATS (founded 1998) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  This family/casual concept serves American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner hours.  Per person price range is $6-$12, serving beer and wine.  Seating is for about 80.  All units are in CA.  We wrote about this concept on 9/11/12 (100% growth).

Jupiter, FL-based ALEHOUSE RESTAURANTS (founded 1988) has increased by 5 units, from 58 to 63 (9% growth) and entered into MD.  This is a family/casual concept, 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 300.  Catering is available.  Trading areas are FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NV, NY, and PA.  We last featured this company on 8/21/12 (7% growth).

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