Restaurant Trends – Growing & Emerging Concepts

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators

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

Dallas, TX-based MOVIE TAVERN (founded 2001) has increased by 1 unit, from 16 to 17 (6% growth). These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine.  Per person check average is $8-$20+.  Units seat around 350 and offer full bar service.  Private party facilities are available.  Locations are in CO, GA, KY, OH, PA, TX, and VA.

BILL MILLER BAR-B-Q based in San Antonio, TX (founded 1953) has increased by 5 units, from 67 to 72 (7% growth).  These are family/casual restaurants with seating for around 150.  Meal periods are breakfast, lunch and dinner.   Per person check average is around $4-$12+. Catering and drive thru are offered.  All locations are in TX.

CHICKEN KITCHEN based in Miami, FL (founded 1983) has increased by 1 unit, from 28 to 29 (4% growth).  These are quick serve restaurants with seating for around 60.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Franchising is offered.  Locations are in FL and TX.

Brentwood, TN-based BLUE COAST BURRITO (founded 2000) has increased by 1 unit, from 14 to 15 (7% growth) and entered into AL.  This is a fast casual Mexican concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+.  Seating is for about 80.  Catering and online ordering options are offered.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AL, AR, and TN.

and Re-emerging Concepts

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

San Francisco, CA-based PACIFIC CATCH (founded 2003) has increased by 2 units, from 4 to 6 (50% growth).  This family/casual seafood concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average.  The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 100.  Catering, banquet and online ordering services are available.  All the restaurants are located in CA.

BONEHEADS GRILLED FISH & PIRI PIRI CHICKEN based in Atlanta, GA has increased by 2 units, from 5 to 7 (40% growth) and expanded into TX.  These are fast casual restaurants with seating for around 90.  Beer and wine are served.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $4-$12+.  Catering is available.  Locations are franchised and are in GA, NC and TN.

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE of Dallas, TX (founded 1993) has increased by 2 units from 10 to 12 (20% growth) expanding into TX.  These are upscale restaurants with full bar and seating for around 250.  Meal periods are lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is around $15-$50+.  Banquets are offered.    Locations are in AZ, CA, TN and TX.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

San Mateo, CA-based AMICI’S EAST COAST PIZZERIA(founded 1987) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth).  This is a family/casual concept, open for lunch and dinner.  Per person check average is $4-$12+ and seating is for about 70.  Beer and wine are served.  Delivery and online ordering are available.  All locations are in CA.  We last featured this concept on 5/7/13 (8% growth).

Seattle, WA-based ZEEK’S PIZZA (founded 1993) has increased by 1 unit, from 10 to 11 (10% growth).  This quick serve pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Locations sell beer and wine and have seating for around 20.  Catering, delivery and online ordering services are available.  All locations are in WA.  Franchising opportunities are available.  We featured this company on 2/19/13 (11% growth).

Calgary, AB-based ORIGINAL JOE’S RESTAURANT AND BAR(founded 1997) has increased by 4 units, from 59 to 63 (7% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving American cuisine.  Locations have full bar and seating for around 150.  The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, BC, MB, and SK.

 

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