RestaurantData.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).
Dallas, TX-based TEXAS DE BRAZIL CHURRASCARIA (founded 1998) has increased by 19 units, from 30 to 49 (63% growth) and entered into AL, DC, OK, Mexico, South Korea and the UAE. This upscale South American steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 200. Catering and banquet services are available. Trading areas are AL, CO, DC, FL, IL, LA, MI, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA,
Aruba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Trinidad And Tobago and the UAE.
Bridgeview, IL-based PATIO RESTAURANT (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth). This family/casual bbq concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 200. Catering, banquet,
drive-thru and online ordering services are available. All the locations are in IL.
North Vancouver, BC-based BEAN AROUND THE WORLD COFFEES AND COWBOY COFFEE (founded 1990) has increased by 3 units, from 23 to 26 (13% growth). This quick serve coffee concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Average seating is for about 20. All the units are in BC.
Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts
Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.
Bloomington, IL-based MEAT HEADS BURGERS & FRIES (founded 2007) has increased by 4 units, from 12 to 16 (33% growth) and entered into IN. The restaurants are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner. Per person price range is $4-$12+ and average seating is for about 60. Trading areas
are IL and IN.
Philadelphia, PA-based PIETRO’S COAL OVEN PIZZERIA has increased 1 unit for the Estia Greek Tavern concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and also opened a new concept called Pietro’s Pizzeria & Birreria (1 unit). Other company concepts include Estia (1) and Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria (2). Overall company increase was from 4 to 6 (50% company growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving Italian, pizza and Greek cuisines. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for around 150. Catering, delivery and banquet services are offered.
Trading areas are NJ and PA.
Chicago, IL-based YOLK has increased by 3 units, from 4 to 7 (75% growth) and entered into IN and TX. This family/casual concept specializes in breakfast foods and is open for breakfast and lunch. Per person check average is $6-$15+. The restaurants have seating for about 150. Catering and private party services are available. Trading areas are IL, IN and TX.
Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Pompano Beach, FL-based ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA (founded 2002) has increased by 4 units, from 48 to 52 (8% growth) and entered into MA. This family/casual pizzeria concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Locations serve beer and wine and seat about 70. Catering is available. Trading areas are DE, FL, MA, NJ, NY and PA. We last featured this concept on 9/9/14 (30% growth).
Portland, ME-based AROMA JOE’S (founded 2000) has increased by 9 units, from 27 to 36 (33% growth). This quick serve coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Drive-thru service is available. Stores trade in ME and NH. We last wrote about this concept on 5/27/14 (80% growth).
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