Restaurant Chain Growth Report 07/14/15

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). Southfield, MI-based ZOUP! FRESH SOUP COMPANY (founded 1998) has increased by 30 units,…
Unhappy Meal Options: Consumers Losing Taste For Fast Food

A new study conducted by New York-based brand and customer loyalty and engagement consultancy, Brand Keys has shown that demographics and associated core values of generational cohorts explain critical factors initiating failure of fast food brands to increase same-store sales…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/08/14

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Lorton, VA-based FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES (founded 1986) has increased by 63 units, from 1149 to 1212 (5% growth) and…
Most of Us Eat Burgers, but More Often It’s the ‘Better’ One

Long live the burger, consumers are clearly saying. But evidence continues to mount that just which burger we’re talking about is undergoing quite a change at the restaurant level. According to data from industry-researching firm Technomic, some 95% of consumers…
Pie Five Pizza Adds Baltimore to its Menu

Five Guys franchisee to bring 12 locations of nation’s leading fast-casual pizza brand to Charm City Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  For the second time this month, a successful Five Guys franchisee has joined forces with the leader of the rapidly growing fast-casual…
Say Cheese, Richmond: Pie Five Pizza Is Coming!

Successful Five Guys franchisees will open up to eight locations of nation’s leading fast-casual pizza brand Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Jeff and Deborah Percey know how to pick a winner.  They were among the first franchisees of Five Guys Burgers and Fries,…
Supersizing Gourmet Burger Chains

They will gladly pay you, sometimes with some equity, for expansion capital to make even more hamburgers today. As Americans go gonzo for the gourmet burger, small upscale chains are beefing up production thanks to private equity and lenders. Increasingly,…

The fight over Obamacare, so far held at the 30,000-foot level, is about to hit home. The latest impact hot off the grill: prices of burgers and hot dogs at Five Guys, the national chain that started in Washington, are…

Eat Here Brands plans to expand Babalu Tacos & Tapas, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and an upscale casual restaurant across the Southeast Jackson, MS  (RestaurantNews.com)  Mississippi-based Eat Here Brands, LLC may not have a familiar name. But, chances are,…

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Dave & Buster’s Brings Over 30 Years of Chain Restaurant Experience to Board Jackson, MS  (RestaurantNews.com)  Buster Corley, the co-founder of one of America’s leading restaurant and entertainment concepts, Dave & Buster’s, will be lending…

Zagat has announced the results of its annual Fast-Food Survey of 274 national restaurant chains. More than 10,500 diners voted on everything from Salads and Sandwiches to Pasta and Pizza. These avid consumers – who report eating at a chain…

When his two oldest sons told him they didn’t want to go to college, Five Guys CEO Jerry Murrell suggested they open a hamburger business. “My mom always said if you can give a good haircut, make a good drink…

Jerry Murrell says it’s time for lunch, and he knows exactly the place to go. The 68-year-old founder and chief executive of the brightest star in the restaurant industry jumps into his blue Ford pickup parked at the company’s headquarters,…

The rise of fast casual has changed the fast food industry forever. Restaurant chains like Panera Bread are becoming as big as longstanding fast food stalwarts like Arby’s and Domino’s Pizza. Amongst the fast casual pack are a breed of…

Boston is in the midst of a burger boom. Burger joints are opening left and right. The past few years have brought 5 Napkin Burger to the Prudential Center, Boston Burger Company to Somerville’s Davis Square and the Fenway, Grass…

The humble burger still reigns as America’s favorite food, but a growing number of foodies are searching for something a little more special: Sandwiches made with fresh Angus beef, a better quality roll and such toppings as aged cheddar or…

Jack Flechner was a successful Five Guys franchisee who walked away from burgers and fries to start serving New Orleans flavor and magic with VooDoo BBQ & Grill Jack Flechner, 39, was a south Florida real estate attorney who decided…

FIVE GUYS FRANCHISE for sale, Pittsburgh area. Six stores open with six more possible – GREAT GROWTH TERRITORY. Projected sales 2012 6.5m. only 4.5m buys this entire “protected” territory. Contact lance@fiveguyswpa.com. NO BROKERS. ENTIRE COUNTRY SOLD OUT!

Fast-casual restaurants now account for 14 percent of all sales in the quick-service industry (which includes fast-food restaurants), nearly triple their market share from a decade ago, according to Technomic, a food research and consulting firm. A Technomic report published…

Jack Flechner Is Betting Florida Will Love VooDoo’s Louisiana Spin on BBQ Miami, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Jack Flechner spent six years as a highly successful franchise owner in the Five Guys Burgers and Fries system, itself one of the top-performing food…

Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open its newest store at 324 McHolme Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 on Monday, November 21st, 2011. Started in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia, Five Guys has built a cult-like following and garnered accolades for its…

Custom-made burgers, meet custom-made drinks. Your search for a tailor-made dining experience is finally over as Five Guys becomes the largest restaurant chain to endorse the installation of Coca-Cola Freestyle for its entire system. Next month, Five Guys will begin…