Food and Beverage

Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity December 4, 2018

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).

Orlando, FL-based OLIVE GARDEN (founded 1982) has increased by 15 units, from 843 to 858 (2% growth). This family/casual Italian concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average. The restaurants have full bar and average seating for about 250. Catering and online ordering are available. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MB, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY. Olive Garden is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants.

Myrtle Beach, SC-based DIVINE DINING GROUP (founded 1989) has increased by 1 unit for the Ultimate California Pizza concept, from 5 to 6 (20% concept growth). Other company concepts are Bubba's Fish Shack (1), Divine Prime/Wine & Tapas Bar (1), Nacho Hippo (2), Pawley's Raw Bar (1) and River City Cafe (7). Overall company increase was from 17 to 18 (6% growth). These family/casual concepts serve steak, seafood and Mexican cuisines. Meal periods are lunch and dinner, with a $10-$30+ per person check average. Full bar service is available and average seating is for about 125. Delivery and online ordering options are available. All the restaurants are located in SC.

Tampa, FL-based RUBY THAI KITCHEN has increased by 13 units, from 52 to 65 (25% growth) and entered into IN, NB, NC, NH, OK, PA, RI and TN. This fast casual Thai concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Locations are mostly located in mall food courts. The restaurants are franchised and trade in AB, CA, DE, FL, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, NB, NC, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX and WA. Ruby Thai Kitchen is a subsidiary of Innovated Restaurant Group.

Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Chattanooga, TN-based YELLOW DELI (founded 1973) has increased by 3 units, from 12 to 15 (25% growth). This family/casual deli and bakery/cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person check average. Average unit has seating for about 200. Catering is available. Trading areas are BC, CA, CO, NC, NY, ON, TN and VT.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.

Eugene, OR-based CAFE YUMM (founded 1997) has increased by 1 unit, from 21 to 22 (5% growth). This fast casual cafe and sandwich shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and average seating is for about 90. Catering service is available. Locations are franchised and trade in OR and WA. We last featured this concept on 7/26/17 (11% growth).

Seattle, WA-based CALIBURGER (founded 2011) has increased by 20 units, from 23 to 43 (87% growth) and entered into DC and FL. This fast casual burger concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 80. Online ordering is available. Locations are franchised and trade in BC, CA, DC, FL, MD and WA. We featured this company on 10/10/17 (5% growth).

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