Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Orange County, CA-based TACOS & CO (founded 1991) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth). This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations serve beer and wine and seat about 30. Catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All locations are in CA.
GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY of St Louis Park, MN (founded 1999) has increased by 3 units, from 27 to 30 (11% growth) and expanded into TN. 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 $8-$20. Locations are in IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, TN and WI.
SHULA’S based in Fort Lauderdale, FL (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for Shula’s 2, from 2 to 3 (50% concept growth). These are upscale steakhouses with full bar and seating for around 200 serving dinner. Per person check average is around $15-$50+. Catering and banquet services are offered. Other concepts are Shula Burger (5), Shula’s 347 (8), Shula’s Bar & Grill (4), Shula’s On The Beach (1) and Shula’s Steakhouse (14). Overall company increase is from 34 to 35 (3% growth). Locations are in AL, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, NC, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX and VA.
Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts
Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.
Chicago, IL-based ROTI MEDITERRANEAN GRILL (founded 2007) has increased by 5 units, from 17 to 22 (29% growth). This fast casual 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. Trading areas are DC, IL, MD, NY, and VA.
Dallas, TX-based SNAPPY SALADS (founded 2005) has increased by 2 units, from 5 to 7 (40% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $4-$12+, with seating for around 50. Catering and online ordering are available. All locations are in TX.
FS FOOD GROUP of Charlotte, NC has increased by 3 units for Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, from 4 to 7 (75% growth). These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for around 100. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $10-$30+. Other company concepts are Mama Ricotta’s Restaurant (1), Midwood Smokehouse (1) and Paco’s Tacos & Tequila (1). Overall company increase from 7 to 10 (43% growth). All locations are in NC.
Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Jupiter, FL-based MILLER’S ALE HOUSE (founded 1988) has increased by 4 units, from 63 to 67 (6% growth) and entered into OH. This family/casual concept serves American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 300. Catering is available. The restaurants trade in FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NV, NY, OH, and PA. We last featured this concept on 5/7/13 (9% growth).
Prairieville, LA-based VOO DOO BBQ & GRILL (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for around 80. Catering and delivery options are available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL, LA, and SC. We featured this concept on 11/27/12 (15% growth) and on 10/15/13 (13% growth).
HABIT BURGER GRILL based in Irvine, CA (founded 1969) has increased by 24 units, from 70 to 94 (34% growth). These are fast casual restaurants with seating for around 40. Meal periods are lunch and dinner. Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Online ordering and franchising are offered. Locations are in AZ, CA and UT. We last reported on this concept on 9/10/13 (3% growth).
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