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The Rankings: Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains

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FSR’s annual list of high-potential, performance-proven full-service brands with 50 locations or fewer and growing fast.
By FSR Staff August 2018 Research

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.

restaurant namesort descendingtotal unitsunits added 2018planned units 2019total company sales maverage unit volume maverage check
110 Grill14810$30$4.0$25
b Restaurants—burgers.beer.bourbon902$35$3.5$27
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar33910$75$2.6$18
Blue Sushi Sake Grill1313$31$3.3$30e
Bubba’s 332117*$80*$4*$18*
Cantina Laredo3769$90$3.0$23
Carolina Ale House3010$56$3.5$25
Cody’s Original Roadhouse1605$38$3.3$25e
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant3145$242$8.3$33e
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House1342$177$14.1$116
Duffy’s Sports Grill3413$135$4.1$21
Eddie V’s2123*$102$6.4$90
Famous Toastery321015$30$1.5$13
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill4546$161$3.8$27
Founding Farmers721$60$12.5$57
J. Alexander’s1912*$108*$5.7*$31
JINYA Ramen Bar231225$30$1.3$15
Lazy Dog2640$150$6.4$20
Native Grill & Wings3338$63$1.6$12
Ocean Prime1411$109$7.8$110
Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse1603$38$2.4$20
Pinstripes Bistro Bowling Bocce1023$60$8.5$45
Public School On Tap801$27$3.0$43
RARE Steakhouse302$20e$5.0$130
Redlands Grill122*2*$68*$5.6*$30
Rock & Brews2256$83$4.8$52
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern2300$60$2.6$24
Sauce Pizza and Wine1324$25$1.9$11
Seasons 524111*$250$5.8$45
Stoney River Steakhouse1212*$46*$3.6*$43*
The Ainsworth741$30$4.0$30
The Flying Biscuit1658$22$1.5$18e
The Lost Cajun171525$10$1.1$40
The Matador1102$30e$3.0$29e
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill813$35$5.1$24
Tupelo Honey Cafe1500$52$3.4$22
Umami Burger22440$37e$1.6e$15e
Zea Rotisserie & Grill911$30$5.5$25
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar2005$60e$4e$20e

Sources for data include company reports, SEC filings, and industry research.
Numbers with an asterisk* were gathered or estimated from the most recent annual report or SEC filing.
Estimates (e) are associated with privately held companies that do not release sales figures and are compiled from industry research.