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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.

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

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.