Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/12/14

August 12, 2014 has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report.

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators
Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units).

New Jersey-based GREAT RESTAURANTS (founded 1992) has increased by 1 unit, from 2 to 3 (50% growth) with the addition of a new concept called Rosalita’s Roadside Cantina.  Other company concepts are Metropolitan Café (1) and Nonna’s Citi Cucina (1).  The restaurants are upscale concepts, serving a variety of Mexican, Italian and American cuisines.  Per person check average is $15-$50+.  The restaurants have full bar service and seating for around 150.  Catering services are available.  All the restaurants are in NJ.

Cincinnati, OH-based GRAETER’S ICE CREAM (founded 1870) has increased by 4 units, from 37 to 41 (11% growth).  This quick serve ice cream shop is open for lunch and dinner hours, with a $4-$12+ per person price range.  Seating is for about 20. Catering options are available.  About half the stores are franchised.  Trading areas are IN, KY, and OH.