Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/01/15

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/01/15

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/01/15

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 09/01/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Pleasonton, CA-based SPECIALTY’S CAFE & BAKERY (founded 1987) has increased by 6 units, from 47 to 53 (13% growth).  This fast casual bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 70 and offer catering, delivery and online ordering services.  Trading areas are CA, IL and WA.

Austin, TX-based BUSH’S CHICKEN (founded 1996) has increased by 8 units, from 52 to 60 (15% growth).  The restaurants are quick serve, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, with seating for about 30.  Catering and drive-thru services are available.  All locations are in TX.

Birmingham, AL-based JACK’S FAMILY RESTAURANTS (founded 1960) has increased by 11 units, from 122 to 133 (9% growth).  This quick serve American restaurant concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Average unit seats about 20.  Drive-thru and online ordering options are available.  Trading areas are AL, GA, MS and TN. Franchising is available.

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

Atlanta, GA-based METROTAINMENT CAFES (founded 1991) has increased by 2 units for the Hudson Grill, from 5 to 7 (40% concept growth).  Other company concepts include Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits (1), Einstein’s (1), Guaco Joe’s (1), Joe’s On Jupiter (1), Metrotainment Bakery (1) and Sugar Shack (1).  Overall company increase was from 11 to 13 (18% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving multiple cuisine types.  Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and average seating for about 250.  Catering, private party and online ordering services are offered.  All the restaurants are located in GA.

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

Burlington, MA-based UFOOD GRILL (founded 1999) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth) and entered into IL.  The restaurants are fast casual, serving American cuisine.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80.  Catering and online ordering are available.  Trading areas are CA, FL, IL, LA, MA, NY, SD, TX, UT and WY.  We last wrote about this concept on 5/6/14 (18% growth).

Athens, GA-based BARBERITOS (founded 2000) has increased by 5 units, from 38 to 43 (13% growth).  The restaurants are fast casual, serving Mexican cuisine.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 90.  Catering and delivery are available.  All units are franchised and trade in FL, GA, NC, SC and TN.  We last featured this concept on 6/10/14 (3% growth).

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