Restaurant Chain Growth Report 03/25/14

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Orlando, FL-based HARD ROCK CAFE (founded 1971) has increased by 4 units, from 141 to 145 (3% growth).  This family/casual concept…
The Most Popular Fast-Food Outlets You Haven’t Heard Of (Yet)

The most famous fast-food restaurants are burger joints: McDonald’s (MCD), Wendy’s (WEN), Burger King (BKW). But Americans have been in the mood for something different lately, and many of the trendiest quick-serve restaurants indulge that desire for variety, novelty and…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 5/28/13

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Sanibel, FL-based LAZY FLAMINGO (founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit for the Lazy Flamingo concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth).  The company…
THE MELT Celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day With 10,000 Free Melts

Updates Menu With Customers’ Favorites, More Choices to Customize Melts, Soft Serve and Milkshakes San Francisco, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  THE MELT, a fast-casual eatery specializing in Grilled Cheese Happiness™, is celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day by giving away 10,000 free melts.…

Morning Menu Features Memorable Classics Like the Egg-In-A-Hole Melt and Kettle-Cooked Oatmeal San Francisco, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  THE MELT, an innovative and fast-growing Bay Area casual eatery, will start serving breakfast at 7 a.m. beginning today. The menu will offer a…

THE MELT, a fresh new take on fast casual dining, today announced it was expanding with the opening of three additional locations in San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center, Spear Street (near AT&T Park) and the first suburban store in Palo Alto’s…

 Bojangles is celebrating two new milestones at once. The company has been in business for 35 years, and it recently opened its 500th store in Surf City, N.C. The chain first began in Charlotte, N.C. in 1977 serving only fried…

Jonathan Kaplan found his first success as the founder of Flip Video, and now he’s working on a new venture that may prove more exciting and profitable than the first. It isn’t a new technology start-up company or an innovative…