Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/06/15

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Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/06/15

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/06/15

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/06/15Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Las Vegas, NV-based HASH HOUSE A GO GO (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 9 to 10 (11% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Per person check average is $6-$15+, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Locations serve beer and wine and seat about 100.  Catering and private party services are available.  Trading areas are CA, CT, FL, IL and NV.

Pittsburgh, PA-based SAGA HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  This upscale Japanese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 150.  Catering and banquet services are available.  All the restaurants are in PA.

Savannah, GA-based WET WILLIES (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth) and entered into NJ.  This family/casual American restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for around 100.  Banquet rooms are available.  Trading areas are FL, GA, NC, NJ, SC and TN.

Washington, DC-based SWEETGREEN (founded 2007) has increased by 6 units, from 27 to 33 (22% growth) and entered into CA.  This fast casual salad concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range.  Average seating is for about 20.  Online ordering is available.  Trading areas are CA, DC, MA, MD, NY, PA and VA.

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

Houston, TX-based BARNABY’S CAFE has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 90.  Locations are franchised and trade in TX.

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

Jacksonville, FL-based FIREHOUSE SUBS (founded 1994) has increased by 95 units, from 872 to 967 (11% growth) and entered into ON.  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 services.  The stores are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and Puerto Rico.  We last wrote about this concept on 9/23/14 (25% growth).

Norcross, GA-based WAFFLE HOUSE (founded 1955) has increased by 43 units, from 1761 to 1804 (2% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, specializing in breakfast foods.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average.  Units seat about 80.  About half the locations are franchised.  Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV.  We featured this concept on 10/7/14 (5% growth).

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