Thirsty Lion

Thirsty Lion continues to expand into new markets.

The Rankings: Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains

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. Here's our collection of some of the hottest full-service brands under 50 units.

[DOWNLOAD] 2017 and 2018 FSR 50 reports in PDF format

 
restaurant name total units units added 2018 planned units 2019 total company sales m average unit volume m average check
110 Grill 14 8 10 $30 $4.0 $25
Abuelo’s 38 2 2 $118 $3.2 $18
Arooga’s 17 5 8 $38 $2.5 $18
b Restaurants—burgers.beer.bourbon 9 0 2 $35 $3.5 $27
Babalu 9 1 3 $30 $3.2 $21
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar 33 9 10 $75 $2.6 $18
Bareburger 47 3 10 $88 $2.3 $35
Bartaco 17 4 4e $95* $5.6* $22
Blue Sushi Sake Grill 13 1 3 $31 $3.3 $30e
Boston’s 24 3 5 $61 $2.3 $19
Bubba’s 33 21 1 7* $80* $4* $18*
Cantina Laredo 37 6 9 $90 $3.0 $23
Carolina Ale House 30 1 0 $56 $3.5 $25
Cody’s Original Roadhouse 16 0 5 $38 $3.3 $25e
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant 31 4 5 $242 $8.3 $33e
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House 13 4 2 $177 $14.1 $116
Duffy’s Sports Grill 34 1 3 $135 $4.1 $21
Eddie V’s 21 2 3* $102 $6.4 $90
Famous Toastery 32 10 15 $30 $1.5 $13
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 45 4 6 $161 $3.8 $27
Founding Farmers 7 2 1 $60 $12.5 $57
J. Alexander’s 19 1 2* $108* $5.7* $31
JINYA Ramen Bar 23 12 25 $30 $1.3 $15
Lazy Dog 26 4 0 $150 $6.4 $20
Native Grill & Wings 33 3 8 $63 $1.6 $12
Ocean Prime 14 1 1 $109 $7.8 $110
Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse 16 0 3 $38 $2.4 $20
Pinstripes Bistro Bowling Bocce 10 2 3 $60 $8.5 $45
Piola 10 0 1 $15 $1.5 $20
Public School On Tap 8 0 1 $27 $3.0 $43
RARE Steakhouse 3 0 2 $20e $5.0 $130
Redlands Grill 12 2* 2* $68* $5.6* $30
Rock & Brews 22 5 6 $83 $4.8 $52
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern 23 0 0 $60 $2.6 $24
Sauce Pizza and Wine 13 2 4 $25 $1.9 $11
Seasons 52 41 1 1* $250 $5.8 $45
Snooze 31 8 12 $60 $3.1 $14
STK 15 1 1* $165* $11* $115*
Stoney River Steakhouse 12 1 2* $46* $3.6* $43*
The Ainsworth 7 4 1 $30 $4.0 $30
The Flying Biscuit 16 5 8 $22 $1.5 $18e
The Lost Cajun 17 15 25 $10 $1.1 $40
The Matador 11 0 2 $30e $3.0 $29e
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill 8 1 3 $35 $5.1 $24
Tupelo Honey Cafe 15 0 0 $52 $3.4 $22
Umami Burger 22 4 40 $37e $1.6e $15e
Walk-On’s 19 14 30 $70 $5.4 $16
Yolk 14 4 6 $28 $2.4 $25
Zea Rotisserie & Grill 9 1 1 $30 $5.5 $25
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar 20 0 5 $60e $4e $20e

read more