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Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity September 26, 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). 

Columbus, OH-based PURDUM RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit for the Old Bag of Nails Pub concept, from 14 to 15 (7% concept growth). The company also operates Chubby's Sports Bar (1) and Pour House Tavern (1). Overall company increase was from 16 to 17 (6% growth). These family/casual bar and grill concepts are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Average seating is for about 200, with catering and banquet services. All the restaurants are located in OH.

San Francisco, CA-based BACCHUS MANAGEMENT GROUP(founded 2001) has added a new concept called The Saratoga (1 unit). Other company concepts are Mayfield Bakery & Café (1), Pizza Antica (4), Roastco (1), Spruce (1) and Village Pub (1). Overall company increase was from 8 to 9 (13% growth). The restaurants serve multiple cuisine types, open for lunch and dinner. Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering and banquet facilities are available. All the restaurants are located in CA.

Chicago, IL-based ELLY’S PANCAKE HOUSE BRUNCH & CAFE(founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 6 to 7 (17% growth) and entered into AZ. These family/casual breakfast restaurants are open for breakfast and lunch, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Units seat about 200. Catering and banquet rooms are available. Trading areas are AZ and IL.

Jacksonville, FL-based FIREHOUSE SUBS (founded 1994) has increased by 148 units, from 967 to 1115 (15% growth). The sandwich shops are fast casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. The stores have limited seating and offer catering and online ordering services. All locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Louisville, KY-based BEARNOS LITTLE SICILY (founded 1977) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth). This family/casual pizza/Italian restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Online ordering is available. The restaurants are franchised and trade in FL, IN and KY.

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Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Jacksonville, FL-based LOOP PIZZA GRILL (founded 1981) has increased by 2 units, from 16 to 18 (13% growth). These family/casual pizzerias are open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Beer and wine are served and seating is for around 100. Locations are franchised and trade in FL and NC.

Houston, TX-based GOODE COMPANY (founded 1977) has increased by 2 units for the Texas BBQ concept, from 4 to 6 (50% concept growth). Other company concepts are Goode Co Seafood (2), Goode Co Taqueria (1), Goode's Armadillo Palace (1) and Kitchen & Cantina (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 11 (22% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants serve Mexican, seafood and BBQ cuisines. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150. Catering, delivery, banquet and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are in TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Charlotte, NC-based FIREBIRDS WOOD FIRED GRILL (founded 2000) has increased by 4 units, from 39 to 43 (10% growth) and entered into IN, MD and MO. The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and seating for about 200. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are AL, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, MD, MO, NC, NE, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN and VA. We last featured this concept on 5/17/16 (8% growth).

Albuquerque, NM-based DION'S PIZZA (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit, from 22 to 23 (5% growth). This concept is family/casual, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. Meal periods are lunch and dinner with average seating for about 100. Catering, delivery and online ordering are available. Trading areas are CO, NM and TX. We last wrote about this company on 5/31/16 (10% growth).

Gardena, CA-based GYU-KAKU (founded 1996) has increased by 7 units, from 37 to 44 (19% growth) and entered into PQ. The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for about 200. Private party services are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AB, BC, CA, FL, HI, IL, MA, NV, NY, ON, PQ, PQ and TX. We featured this company on 6/7/16 (23% growth).

 

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