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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 msort descendingaverage check
The Lost Cajun171525$10$1.1$40
JINYA Ramen Bar231225$30$1.3$15
Piola1001$15$1.5$20
The Flying Biscuit1658$22$1.5$18e
Famous Toastery321015$30$1.5$13
Native Grill & Wings3338$63$1.6$12
Umami Burger22440$37e$1.6e$15e
Sauce Pizza and Wine1324$25$1.9$11
Boston’s2435$61$2.3$19
Bareburger47310$88$2.3$35
Yolk1446$28$2.4$25
Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse1603$38$2.4$20
Arooga’s1758$38$2.5$18
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern2300$60$2.6$24
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar33910$75$2.6$18
Public School On Tap801$27$3.0$43
Cantina Laredo3769$90$3.0$23
The Matador1102$30e$3.0$29e
Snooze31812$60$3.1$14
Babalu913$30$3.2$21
Abuelo’s3822$118$3.2$18
Blue Sushi Sake Grill1313$31$3.3$30e
Cody’s Original Roadhouse1605$38$3.3$25e
Tupelo Honey Cafe1500$52$3.4$22
b Restaurants—burgers.beer.bourbon902$35$3.5$27
Carolina Ale House3010$56$3.5$25
Stoney River Steakhouse1212*$46*$3.6*$43*
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill4546$161$3.8$27
The Ainsworth741$30$4.0$30
110 Grill14810$30$4.0$25
Bubba’s 332117*$80*$4*$18*
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar2005$60e$4e$20e
Duffy’s Sports Grill3413$135$4.1$21
Rock & Brews2256$83$4.8$52
RARE Steakhouse302$20e$5.0$130
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill813$35$5.1$24
Walk-On’s191430$70$5.4$16
Zea Rotisserie & Grill911$30$5.5$25
Redlands Grill122*2*$68*$5.6*$30
Bartaco1744e$95*$5.6*$22
J. Alexander’s1912*$108*$5.7*$31
Seasons 524111*$250$5.8$45
Eddie V’s2123*$102$6.4$90
Lazy Dog2640$150$6.4$20
Ocean Prime1411$109$7.8$110
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant3145$242$8.3$33e
Pinstripes Bistro Bowling Bocce1023$60$8.5$45
STK1511*$165*$11*$115*
Founding Farmers721$60$12.5$57
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House1342$177$14.1$116

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.