An array of dishes at 110 Grill restaurant.

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Ryan Dion and his business partner, developer Robert Walker, launched the 110 Grill restaurant group in 2014 and opened the first restaurant that year.

Ranking America’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurants

FSR’S ANNUAL LIST OF HIGH-POTENTIAL, PERFORMANCE-PROVEN FULL-SERVICE BRANDS WITH 50 LOCATIONS OR FEWER AND GROWING FAST.

The FSR 50 is FSR’s annual list of high-potential, performance-proven full-service brands. Each has fewer than 50 locations and is growing fast.

This year we tapped the expertise of Darren Tristano, founder of consulting firm Foodservice Results, in compiling the list. An industry veteran, Tristano has monitored and analyzed the restaurant space for nearly three decades.

Below is our collection of some of the hottest full-service brands under 50 units. Please note: An earlier version of this chart included 2017 financial data for some brands. We regret the error and have revised the chart to reflect the most up-to-date information. 

Check out last year's FSR 50 Emerging Chains report.

restaurant name 2018 unit growth total units units added 2018 total company sales m average unit volume m average check
110 Grill 133.3% 14 8 $40.00 $4.00 $30
Abuelo's 0.0% 38 0 $118.00 $3.10 $25
Arooga's 13.3% 17 2 $38.00 $2.40 $25
Aubrey's 20.0% 12 2 $35.00 $3.2 $25
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar 6.1% 35 2 $70.00 $2.60 $18
Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant 7.1% 15 1 $66.00 $4.50 $40
Bareburger 11.9% 47 5 $105.00 $2.40 $25
Bartaco 38.5% 18 5 $75.00 $5.00 $22
Blue Sushi 18.2% 13 2 $34.00 $2.80 $30
Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse 11.1% 10 1 $26.60 $2.80 $25
Boston's -12.0% 22 -3 $59.50 $2.50 $20
Broken Yolk 28.0% 32 7 $55.00 $1.90 $14
Bubba's 33 5.0% 21 1 $80.00 $4.00 $18
Burton's Grill 14.3% 16 2 $67.5 $4.50 $35
Cantina Laredo 0.0% 37 0 $140.00 $3.80 $25
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse 23.1% 16 3 $183.00 $13.60 $125
Eddie V’s 10.5% 21 2 $102.00 $6.40 $90
Eggs Up Grill 26.9% 33 7 $22.50 $1.00 $10
Elmer's Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner 7.7% 28 2 $60.80 $2.30 $13
Famous Toastery 33.3% 32 8 $39.00 $1.40 $15
Firebirds 2.3% 45 1 $160.00 $3.60 $30
Hopcat 6.3% 17 1 $52.80 $3.20 $22
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant 25.0% 15 3 $67.50 $5.00 $26
J. Alexander's -38.7% 19 -12 $150.00 $6.00 $40
Jinya 16.7% 28 4 $60.0 $2.3 $25
Karl Strauss Brewing Company 10.0% 11 1 $47.3 $4.50 $28
Keke's Breakfast Club 31.3% 42 10 $66.60 $1.80 $14
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar 28.6% 18 4 $50.00 $3.10 $26
Lazy Dog 18.2% 26 4 $150.00 $6.40 $20
Lupe Tortilla 9.5% 23 2 $81.40 $3.70 $25
Native Grill 0.0% 33 0 $56.0 $1.7 $20
Ocean Prime 14.3% 16 2 $116.80 $7.80 $112
P.J Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant 10.0% 22 2 $84.00 $4.00 $20
Panini Kabob Grill 25.0% 15 3 $35.00 $2.50 $20
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille 6.7% 16 1 $100.80 $6.50 $50
Pinstripes 25.0% 10 2 $51.00 $5.70 $25
Punch Bowl Social 25.0% 15 3 $64.80 $4.80 $22
Redlands Grill 20.0% 12 2 $68.00 $5.60 $30
Rock & Brews 5.0% 21 1 $80.00 $3.90 $25
STK 26.7% 19 4 $85.60 $11.00 $107
Slater's 50/50 37.5% 11 3 $30.00 $3.2 $21
Snooze 20.0% 39 8 $78.60 $2.90 $15
Stoney River Steakhouse 9.1% 12 1 $46.00 $3.60 $43
The Flying Biscuit 6.7% 16 1 $26.00 $1.70 $25
The Lost Cajun 30.8% 17 4 $22.00 $1.50 $25
True Food Kitchen 59.1% 35 13 $114.00 $4.00 $35
Umami Burger -9.5% 19 -2 $47.50 $2.40 $25
Uncle Julio's 16.7% 35 5 $227.50 $7.00 $30
Walk-On's 36.8% 26 7 $103.50 $5.10 $31
Yolk 15.4% 15 2 $24.50 $1.80 $15