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

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.