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Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Data reflects change and activity from October 2, 2008 to February 2, 2009

Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

Restaurantchains.net Growing Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Lubbock, TX-based CAPROCK RESTAURANTS INC (founded 1965) has increased by 1 unit for the Caprock Café concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth). The group also operates another concept called Orlando's Italian Restaurant (2 units). Overall company increase was from 3 to 4 (33% company growth). The Caprock Cafes are family/casual bar and grills, open for lunch and dinner, with a full bar. Orlando's is a family/casual Italian concept, open for lunch and dinner, with a full bar. Per person check averages are about $6-$15+ at both concepts. Orlando's offers delivery and private party facilities. The restaurants have seating for about 100-200 people. All the locations are in TX.

Fredericksburg, VA-based PANCHO VILLA MEXICAN RESTAURANT (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth) and entered into NC. These are family/casual restaurants, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20 per person check average. The restaurants have a full bar and seating for about 100. Catering is available. Locations are in NC and VA.

Norcross, GA-based HONEYBAKED HAM CO AND CAFÉ (founded 1957) has increased by 8 units, from 404 to 412 (2% growth). These fast casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$8 per person check average. The cafes provide mostly take-out service, with limited seating. Catering is available. Stores are franchised and located in the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.

CLAIM JUMPER RESTAURANT of Irvine, CA (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit, from 45 to 46 (2% growth). These are family/casual American restaurants with full bar and seating for about 450. Catering and banquets are offered. The per person check average is around $10-$30. Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, IL, NV, OR, WA and WI.

YARD HOUSE RESTAURANT based in Irvine, CA (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 20 to 21 (5% growth) and expanded into NV. These are family/casual restaurants with full bar and seating for about 300. The per person check average is around $10-$30. Catering and banquets are offered. Locations are in AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, IL, KS and NV.

BARRO'S PIZZA based in Carefree, AZ (founded 1961) has increased by 1 unit, from 24 to 25 (4% growth). These are quick serve pizza restaurants serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 50. Take out and delivery are offered. The per person check average is around $4-$10. All locations are in AZ.

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Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.
New York, NY-based TWO BOOTS PIZZA (founded 1987) has increased by 2 units, from 8 to 10 (25% growth) and entered into CA. Other trading areas are CT and NY. These family/casual pizza restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with a full bar. Some locations have limited seating, others have seating for about 100. Catering, delivery and private party services are available.

TOPZ HEALTHIER BURGER GRILL based in Woodland Hills, CA (founded 1998) has increased by 2 units, from 11 to 13 (18% growth) and expanded into TN. These are fast casual restaurants with seating for about 50. The check average is around $4-$10. All locations are franchised and are in CA, MI, NC, TN and TX.

WILLY'S MEXICANA GRILL of Atlanta, GA (founded 1995) has increased by 2 units, from 17 to 19 (12% growth). These are fast casual Mexican restaurants serving beer and wine. Seating is for about 60. The check average is around $3-$8. All locations are in GA.

TILTED KILT PUB & EATERY based in Tempe, AZ (founded 2003) has increased by 3 units, from 11 to 14 (27% growth) and expanded into IA. These are family/casual American restaurants with full bar and seating for about 200. The per person check average is around $8-$20. All locations are franchised and are in AZ, CA, FL, IA, TX and WI. There are plans to expand into AL, GA and IL.

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Scottsdale, AZ-based FOX RESTAURANT CONCEPTS has increased by 1 unit for the Blanco Tacos & Tequila concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth), 1 unit for Sauce, from 9 to 10 (11% concept growth), and added a new concept called True Food Kitchen (1 unit). The company also operates Bloom (2), Chloe's Corner (1), Montana Avenue (1), North (6), Olive & Ivy (1), The Greene House (1), Wildflower (1), and Zinburger (1). Overall company increase was from 24 to 27 (13% company growth). The restaurants are mostly family/casual concepts, serving a variety of different cuisine types. Per person check average is typically $10-$30. The restaurants have a full bar, most with seating for about 250. Catering and banquet facilities are available at most locations. Trading areas are AZ, CO, KS, and TX. We previously featured this restaurant group on 5/13/08 (15% company growth).

San Francisco, CA-based MINA GROUP (founded 2002) has increased by 1 unit for the Bourbon Steak concept, from 3 to 4 (33% concept growth, entered DC) and has also added a new concept called XIV (1 unit). Other concepts are Arcadia (1), Clock Bar (1), Michael Mina (2), Nemi (1), Nobhill Tavern (1), Saltwater (1), Seablue (2), Stonehill Tavern (1), and Stripsteak (1). Overall company increase was from 14 to 16 (14% company growth). These are upscale steak and seafood restaurants, open for dinner only (Arcadia is B/L/D), with a full bar. Seating is for about 250. Banquet facilities are available. Trading areas are AZ, CA, DC, FL, MI, NJ, and NV. We featured this company 3 times previously (11/27/07-25% growth, 4/15/08-20% growth, and 8/26/08-17% growth).

Sterling Heights, MI-based JET'S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 7 units, from 156 to 163 (4% growth) and entered into GA. These are take-out/delivery pizza shops, open for lunch and dinner. Locations are franchised and are in FL, GA, MI, MN, NC, OH, TN, and TX, with a Florence, KY location to open this year. We wrote about this concept on 1/8/08 (5% growth) and on 5/6/08 (8% growth).

Vestavia Hills, AL-based JIM 'N NICK'S BAR-B-Q (founded 1985) has increased by 3 units, from 24 to 27 (13% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, with a full bar and seating for about 100. Per person check average is about $6-$12. Catering is available. Trading areas are AL, CO, FL, GA, NC, SC, and TN. We featured this concept on 9/4/07 (10% growth) and on 9/23/08 (9% growth).

CACTUS CLUB CAFE of Vancouver, BC (founded 1988) has increased by 1 unit, from 19 to 20 (5% growth). These are upscale restaurants with full bar and seating for about 200. The per person check average is around $15-$30+. We reported on this concept on 8/26/08 when they had 12% growth. Locations are in AB and BC.

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