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