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Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity September 5, 2017

Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators 

Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). 

Phoenix, AZ-based CHOMPIES DELICATESSEN RESTAURANT(founded 1979) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most locations serve beer and wine, full bar is available at select stores. Average seating is for about 200. Catering, delivery, private party and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants are located in AZ.

Maryland-based EDO SUSHI (founded 1997) has added a new concept called Edorritos Asian Bistro (1 unit). The company also operates 2 Edo Sushi units. Overall company increase was from 2 to 3 (50% company growth). The restaurants are upscale, serving sushi, as well as Chinese cuisine. Full bar service is available. Average seating is for about 50. Catering and banquet services are available. Online ordering is offered at Edorritos. All the restaurants trade in MD.

San Leandro, CA-based GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE (founded 1852) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (6% growth) and entered into TX. These quick serve candy and ice cream cafes are open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Limited seating is available. Locations are in CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, NV, TX and WI.

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Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.

Florida-based JIMMY HULA'S (founded 2011) has increased by 3 units, from 10 to 13 (30% growth). This fast casual Hawaiian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Locations also serve burgers and other American cuisine. Beer and wine is served and seating is for about 125. Catering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in FL.

Manhattan Beach, CA-based FRESH BROTHERS (founded 1985) has increased by 8 units, from 11 to 19 (73% growth). These quick serve pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for around 50. Catering, delivery, private party and online ordering options are offered. All the restaurants are in CA.

Baltimore, MD-based HIP HOP FISH & CHICKEN has increased by 2 units, from 20 to 22 (10% growth). This quick serve concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Locations are in DC and MD.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Oklahoma-based VAN'S PIG STANDS (founded 1930) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual BBQ concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Beer is served and seating is for about 125. Catering, banquet, drive-thru and online ordering services are available. All the restaurants trade in OK. We last featured this concept on 3/22/16 (67% growth).

Fort Wayne, IN-based EDDIE MERLOT'S PRIME AGED BEEF AND SEAFOOD (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth) and entered into VA. This upscale steak and seafood concept is open for dinner, with a $15-$50+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 150. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AZ, CO, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA and VA. We last wrote about this concept on 3/8/16 (20% growth).

Portland, ME-based AROMA JOE'S (founded 2000) has increased by 10 units, from 42 to 52 (24% growth). This quick serve coffee stand is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations are drive-thru coffee stands, with no seating. Trading areas are MA, ME and NH. We last featured this concept on 5/17/16 (44% growth).

Middleburg Heights, OH-based MR. HERO (founded 1965) has increased by 13 units, from 100 to 113 (13% growth). These quick serve sandwich shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30. Catering and online ordering services are available. Stores are franchised and trade in OH. We last wrote about this concept on 3/29/16 (20% growth).

 

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