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

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.