Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Minneapolis, MN-based BUFFALO WILD WINGS (NASDAQ: BWLD; founded 1982) has increased by 59 units, from 778 to 837 (8% growth) and entered into AK, NH, and UT. These family/casual restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, with an $8-$20 per person check average. The menu specializes in chicken entrees. All locations have full bar and seating for around 200. Catering is available. Units are franchised and trade in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV. We last featured this concept on 11/9/10 (5% growth), 3/22/11 (5% growth), and 9/13/11 (4% growth).
Manasquan, NJ-based JERSEY MIKE'S GIANT SUBS (founded 1956) has increased by 48 units, from 480 to 528 (10% growth) and entered into LA. These quick serve sandwich shops are open for lunch and dinner, with a $3-$8 per person price range. Units have seating for about 20 and offer catering and online ordering services. Stores are franchised and trade in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV. We wrote about this concept on 10/12/10 (4% growth) and on 9/20/11 (6% growth).
Burnaby, BC-based FRESHSLICE PIZZA (founded 1999) has increased by 17 units, from 51 to 68 (33% growth). These are take-out/delivery pizza shops, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. Per person price range is $2-$6 and online ordering is available. Stores have limited seating. Trading areas are BC and ON. Franchising is available. We featured this concept on 6/28/11 (11% growth).