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

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.