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

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.