Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).
Baton Rouge, LA-based MI PADRE’S MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA has added a new concept called Shawarma Greek Xpress (1). Other company concepts are Mi Padre’s Mexican Grill & Cantina (2) and Roman’s Café (3). Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% company growth). These family/casual concepts serve Mexican and Greek cuisines, open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and seating for around 100. Catering is available. All the restaurants are located in LA.
Nashua, NH-based LA CARRETA MEXICAN RESTAURANT has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth). This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and seating is for about 150. All the restaurants are in NH.
New York, NY-based LENWICH (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit, from 18 to 19 (6% growth). This fast casual sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Seating is for about 30 and catering, delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants trade in NY. Franchise opportunities are available.
Florida-based PRAWNBROKER RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1978) has increased by 1 unit with the addition of a new concept called Magic Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill. Other company concepts include Black Marlin (1), Matzaluna Craft Beer Pizza Pasta (1), Palm City Grill (1), Prawnbroker (2), Sanibel Grill (1), Shrimpers Grill & Raw Bar (1), The Timbers (1) and University Grill (1). Overall company increase was from 9 to 10 (11% growth). The restaurants are family/casual, serving seafood, pizza and American cuisines. Per person check average is $10-$30+, with full bar and average seating for around 80. Banquet rooms are available. All the concepts are located in FL.
Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts
Concepts with 20 units or less who grew by at least 2 units.
Dallas, TX-based TWISTED ROOT BURGER CO (founded 2005) has increased by 4 units for the Twisted Root concept, from 15 to 19 (27% concept growth). The company also operates Bowlounge (1), Tacos & Avocados (1) and Truck Yard (1). Overall company increase was from 18 to 22 (22% company growth). The restaurants are fast casual, serving burgers and American cuisine. Locations have full bar service and average seating for about 90. Franchising is available. The restaurants trade in AL, LA and TX.
Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Washington-based BOB’S BURGERS & BREW (founded 1982) has increased by 1 unit, from 12 to 13 (8% growth). This family/casual burger concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar service and average seating for about 150. Catering and private party services are available. Between 10% and 20% of the restaurants are franchised. All the locations are in WA. We last featured this concept on 12/1/15 (8% growth).
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