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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.

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

 
restaurant nametotal unitsunits added 2018planned units 2019total company sales maverage unit volume msort ascendingaverage check
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House1342$177$14.1$116
Founding Farmers721$60$12.5$57
STK1511*$165*$11*$115*
Pinstripes Bistro Bowling Bocce1023$60$8.5$45
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant3145$242$8.3$33e
Ocean Prime1411$109$7.8$110
Lazy Dog2640$150$6.4$20
Eddie V’s2123*$102$6.4$90
Seasons 524111*$250$5.8$45
J. Alexander’s1912*$108*$5.7*$31
Bartaco1744e$95*$5.6*$22
Redlands Grill122*2*$68*$5.6*$30
Zea Rotisserie & Grill911$30$5.5$25
Walk-On’s191430$70$5.4$16
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill813$35$5.1$24
RARE Steakhouse302$20e$5.0$130
Rock & Brews2256$83$4.8$52
Duffy’s Sports Grill3413$135$4.1$21
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar2005$60e$4e$20e
Bubba’s 332117*$80*$4*$18*
110 Grill14810$30$4.0$25
The Ainsworth741$30$4.0$30
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill4546$161$3.8$27
Stoney River Steakhouse1212*$46*$3.6*$43*
Carolina Ale House3010$56$3.5$25
b Restaurants—burgers.beer.bourbon902$35$3.5$27
Tupelo Honey Cafe1500$52$3.4$22
Cody’s Original Roadhouse1605$38$3.3$25e
Blue Sushi Sake Grill1313$31$3.3$30e
Abuelo’s3822$118$3.2$18
Babalu913$30$3.2$21
Snooze31812$60$3.1$14
The Matador1102$30e$3.0$29e
Cantina Laredo3769$90$3.0$23
Public School On Tap801$27$3.0$43
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar33910$75$2.6$18
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern2300$60$2.6$24
Arooga’s1758$38$2.5$18
Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse1603$38$2.4$20
Yolk1446$28$2.4$25
Bareburger47310$88$2.3$35
Boston’s2435$61$2.3$19
Sauce Pizza and Wine1324$25$1.9$11
Umami Burger22440$37e$1.6e$15e
Native Grill & Wings3338$63$1.6$12
Famous Toastery321015$30$1.5$13
The Flying Biscuit1658$22$1.5$18e
Piola1001$15$1.5$20
JINYA Ramen Bar231225$30$1.3$15
The Lost Cajun171525$10$1.1$40

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.