Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/09/16

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/09/16

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/09/16

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/09/16Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Las Vegas, NV-based CAPRIOTTI’S SANDWICH SHOP (founded 1976) has increased by 3 units, from 85 to 88 (4% growth). These fast/casual sandwich restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-12+ per person price range. Average seating is for about 30 and offers online ordering and catering. Trading areas are AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, MA, MD, MI, NE, NV, PA, UT, VA, WA and WI. Locations are franchised.

Delray Beach, FL-based BIG AL’S STEAKS (founded 2006) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth).  This quick serve sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Beer and wine is served at one location, others don’t serve alcohol.  Catering is available.  All the restaurants are located in FL.

Houston, TX-based CYCLONE ANAYA’S MEXICAN KITCHEN (founded 1966) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth).  This family/casual concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar service and seating for about 200.  Trading areas are TX and VA.

Coral Springs, FL-based D’LITES EMPORIUM (founded 1982) has increased by 9 units, from 22 to 31 (41% growth).  This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Online ordering is available.  Trading areas are FL, GA, NJ, NY, TX and VA.

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

Orlando, FL-based RESTAURANT PARTNERS (founded 1992) has increased 1 unit for the Grille 29 concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth) and added new concepts- Market Street Café (1), Dixie Dave’s (1), and Upper Crust Pizza Café (1).  Other company concepts include Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant & Bar @ Old Port Cove Marina (1) and Sloppy Joe’s (1). Overall company increase was from 3 to 7 (133% growth). These family/casual style restaurants offer multiple cuisine types and are open for lunch and dinner with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants offer full bar service and average seating for about 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are AL and FL.

Syracuse, NY-based DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE (founded 1983) has increased by 2 units, from 8 to 10 (25% growth) and entered into IL and MD.  This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 175.  Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available.  Delivery is offered at select locations.  Trading areas are CT, IL, MD, NJ and NY.

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

Los Angeles, CA-based UMAMI BURGER (founded 2009) has increased by 3 units, from 24 to 27 (13% growth).  These family/casual burger restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Most locations serve beer and wine (full bar service at select locations).  Average unit seats about 50.  Trading areas are CA, IL, NV and  NY.  We last featured this concept on 9/30/14 (50% growth).

Manasquan, NJ-based JERSEY MIKE’S GIANT SUBS (founded 1956) has increased by 166 units, from 902 to 1068 (18% growth) and entered into MT, UT and WY.  This fast casual sandwich shop is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 20 and offer catering and online ordering options.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.  We last wrote about this company on 4/14/15 (21% growth).

Addison, TX-based BAR LOUIE (founded 1990) has increased by 18 units, from 92 to 110 (20% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 200.  Banquet rooms are available.  Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA and WI.  We last featured this concept on 5/12/15 (8% growth).

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