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Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity December 29, 2015

- 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).

Philadelphia, PA-based LA COLOMBE COFFEE (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 13 to 14 (8% growth).  This fast casual coffee shop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Units seat about 60.  Trading areas are DC, IL, NY and PA.

Katy, TX-based KOLACHE FACTORY (founded 1982) has increased by 6 units, from 46 to 52 (13% growth) and entered into NM and VA.  This quick serve bakery/cafe concept is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for about 20.  Catering and online ordering are available.  Locations are franchised and trade in IN, KS, MO, NE, NM, TX and VA.

Farmers Branch, TX-based CANTINA LAREDO (founded 1984) has increased by 4 units, from 35 to 39 (11% growth).  This family/casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Locations have full bar and seating for about 200.  Catering and private party services are available.  Trading areas are AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, IL, LA, MO, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, the UK and the UAE.  Franchising is available.  Cantina Laredo is a subsidiary of Consolidated Restaurant Operations.

Los Angeles, CA-based GIAMELA'S SUBMARINE SANDWICHES(founded 1964) has increased by 1 unit for the Casa De Soria concept, from 1 to 2 (100% concept growth).  Other company concepts are Giamela's (3) and Lamplighter (1).  Overall company increase was from 5 to 6 (20% company growth).  Giamela's locations are quick serve subs shops, open for lunch and dinner.  Casa De Soria is a family/casual Mexican concept, with full bar service and an $8-20+ per person check average.  Lamplighter is a family/casual restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving American cuisine.  Units have seating for anywhere from 20 to 200.  Catering is available.  All the restaurants are located in CA.

Chesterfield, MO-based BANDANA'S BAR-B-Q (founded 1996) has increased by 1 unit, from 30 to 31 (1% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20+ per person check average.  Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 150.  Catering and online ordering options are available.  Trading areas are IA, IL, IN and MO.  Between 20% and 30% of the restaurants are franchised.

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Emerging and Re-emerging Concepts

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

Tampa, FL-based CICCIO'S RESTAURANT GROUP (founded 1996) has increased by 2 units for the Daily Eats concept, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth) and by 2 units for Fresh Kitchen, from 1 to 3 (200% concept growth).  Other concepts include Ciccio's California Cuisine (3), Ciccio's Water (1), Green Lemon (1) and Lodge Restaurant & Bar (1).  Overall company increase was from 8 to 12 (50% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving mostly Italian cuisine.  Per person check average is $8-$20+, with full bar service.  Average seating is for around 200.  Catering and banquet services are available.  All the restaurants are in FL.

Repeat Growers

Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months. 

Greenwood Village, CO-based RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS(NASDAQ:RRGB; founded 1969) has increased by 7 units, from 520 to 527 (1% growth).  The restaurants are family/casual, serving burgers and American cuisine.  Per person price range is $8-$20+, with full bar and seating for around 250.  Between 10% and 20% of the restaurants are franchised.  Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI.  We last featured this concept on 1/27/15 (7% growth).

California-based STACKED FOOD WELL BUILT (founded 2011) has increased by 1 unit, from 4 to 5 (25% growth).  This fast casual American food 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 175.  All the locations are in CA.  We wrote about this concept on 11/4/14 (33% growth).

Prairie Du Sac, WI-based CULVER'S FROZEN CUSTARD & BUTTERBURGERS (founded 1984) has increased by 31 units, from 528 to 559 (6% growth).  The restaurants are fast casual, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Per person price range is $4-$12+, with seating for about 90.  Locations are franchised and trade in AZ, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WI and WY.  We last wrote about this concept on 2/17/15 (5% growth).

 


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