Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/15/17

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

Restaurant Chain Growth Report 2/15/17Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

Dallas, TX-based MARISCOS LA REYNA (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth). These family style Mexican seafood restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 150. Banquet rooms are available Locations are in TX.

Raleigh, NC-based LM RESTAURANTS (founded 1999) has increased by 3 units for their Carolina Ale House concept, from 26 to 29 (12% concept growth) for an overall company increase from 31 to 34 (10% growth). Other company concepts include: Bluewater Waterfront Grill (1), Henry’s (1), Hops Supply Co (1), Oceanic Oceanfront Dining (1) and Taverna Agora (1). These family style restaurant concepts serve mostly American cuisine and are open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for about 300. Catering is also available. Trading areas are FL, GA, NC, SC, TN and TX.

Dayton, OH-based EL TORO BAR & GRILL has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Locations have full bar and average seating for about 200. Private party services are available. All the locations are in OH.

Roswell, NM-based CATTLE BARON RESTAURANTS INC (founded 1976) has increased by 1 unit for the Cattle Baron Steakhouse concept, from 8 to 9 (13% concept growth). The company also operates Farley’s Pub (3) and Pasta Café (1). Overall company increase was from 12 to 13 (8% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, serving steak, Italian and bar and grill foods. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for around 250. Catering is available. Locations trade in NM and TX.

Dallas, TX-based LA MADELEINE BAKERY CAFE (founded 1983) has increased by 9 units, from 73 to 82 (12% growth) and entered into AR, FL and NC. These fast casual bakery/cafes are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 125. Catering, private party and online ordering options are available. Stores are franchised and trade in AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, NC, OK, TX and VA.

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

Brooklyn, NY-based CAFE GRUMPY (founded 2005) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). These coffee and tea restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Seating is for about 20. All are located in NY.

New York, NY-based HARU (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units, from 6 to 8 (33% growth). These family casual sushi restaurants are open for lunch and dinner with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurantse have full bar service and seating for about 200. Catering, private party and online ordering services are available. Trading areas are NY and MA.

Washington, DC-based THINKFOODGROUP (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit for the Jaleo concept, from 4 to 5 (25% concept growth), 1 unit for the Minibar By José Andrés concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth), 2 units for The Bazaar, from 2 to 4 (100% concept growth) and added new concepts: Fish (1), China Chilicano (1), J(1) and Beefsteak (5) for an overall company increase from 19 to 31 (63% growth) and entered into PA. Other company concepts include: America Eats Tavern (1), China Poblano (1), E (1), Hyde Lounge (4), Mi Casa By Jose Andres (1), Oyamel (1), Saam (1), Tres (1) and Zaytinya (1). These upscale Spanish restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. Full bar service is offered and seating is for about 200. Catering is also available. Trading areas are CA, DC, FL, MD, NV, PA and VA.

Chicago, IL-based YOLK (founded 2003) has increased by 6 units, from 7 to 13 (86% growth). These family style restaurants specialize in breakfast foods and are open for breakfast and lunch. Per person price range is $6-$15+. Seating is for about 100 and catering is available. Trading areas are IL, IN and TX.

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

La Grange, KY-based HOMETOWN PIZZA (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 17 to 18 (6% growth). These family style Italian & pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and seating for about 100. Catering and delivery are available. All the locations are in KY. We wrote about this concept on 9/22/15 (6% growth).

Maryland Heights, MO-based HOTSHOTS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL (founded 1990) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth) and entered into AR. These family casual sports bar restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Seating is for about 200. Catering and private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AR, IL, MO and NC. We featured this concept on 9/15/15 (8% growth).

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