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Multiunit growth summary – April 2022 Recap

May 2, 2022 | Industry News Monthly Growth Summary | by Grant Gadoci

This is part four in a continued series documenting multiunit restaurant growth in the United States and Canada.

April has showered us with more Multiunit Restaurant (MUR) openings, with 466 stores added across 255 concepts.

True to form, April has “made it rain” with continued expansion plans and ongoing growth for both emerging and well-known restaurant concepts. Many of our favorite brands are yet again opening new stores, expanding their footprint, and growing their trading areas domestically.

This month’s summary contains over 250 MURs who increased their number of locations by one or more physical location in the past month.

March to April 2022 unit growth, by Concept

ConceptParentService TypeMarAprChange%
Crumbl CookiesLimited Service (LSR)373407+349%
Bubbakoo's BurritosLimited Service (LSR)6581+1625%
Dutch Bros CoffeeLimited Service (LSR)615630+152%
Black Rock Coffee BarLimited Service (LSR)92102+1011%
Portillo's Hot DogsPortillos RestaurantsLimited Service (LSR)6371+813%
Wimpy's DinerFull Service (FSR)5563+815%
Booster JuiceLimited Service (LSR)416424+82%
Another Broken Egg CafeFull Service (FSR)8390+78%
White SpotWhite Spot RestaurantsFull Service (FSR)5663+713%
Kung Fu TeaKung Fu Tea RestaurantsLimited Service (LSR)359366+72%
Pita WayLimited Service (LSR)1218+650%
Lone Spur CafeFull Service (FSR)612+6100%
Dave's Hot ChickenLimited Service (LSR)5258+612%
Grab-N-GeauxLimited Service (LSR)1218+650%
CAVACava Group Inc.Limited Service (LSR)171176+53%
Mendocino FarmsLimited Service (LSR)5054+48%
Wow Wow Lemonade StandLimited Service (LSR)2428+417%
Pulp Juice and Smoothie BarLimited Service (LSR)5054+48%
I Heart Mac & CheeseLimited Service (LSR)2226+418%
Mountain Mike's PizzaLimited Service (LSR)265268+31%
Dog HausLimited Service (LSR)6568+35%
Romeo's PizzaLimited Service (LSR)6770+34%
Kiki's Chicken PlaceLimited Service (LSR)1316+323%
Poke Bros.Limited Service (LSR)6467+35%
DigLimited Service (LSR)2831+311%
Beyond Juicery + EateryLimited Service (LSR)3740+38%
&pizzaLimited Service (LSR)5760+35%
Bahama Buck'sLimited Service (LSR)105108+33%
Tiff's TreatsSnack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars7578+34%
The Human BeanLimited Service (LSR)147150+32%
Edo JapanLimited Service (LSR)158161+32%
Bao'd UpLimited Service (LSR)25+3150%
Hangry Joe's Hot ChickenLimited Service (LSR)47+375%
BJ's Restaurant & BrewhouseFull Service (FSR)211213+21%
Original ChopShopHargett Hunter Capital PartnersLimited Service (LSR)2022+210%
The Habit Burger GrillYum! BrandsLimited Service (LSR)327329+21%
FatburgerFAT Brands Inc.Limited Service (LSR)169171+21%
Nick The GreekLimited Service (LSR)3739+25%
Paris BaguetteLimited Service (LSR)99101+22%
Buckhorn BBQ + GrillLimited Service (LSR)68+233%
Pita LandLimited Service (LSR)3032+27%
D.P. DoughLimited Service (LSR)5153+24%
WahlburgersLimited Service (LSR)8890+22%
Modern Market EateryModern Restaurant ConceptsLimited Service (LSR)2830+27%
honeygrowhoneygrow RestaurantsLimited Service (LSR)2628+28%
Clean EatzLimited Service (LSR)7375+23%
Sessions West Coast DeliLimited Service (LSR)46+250%
Super Duper BurgersBack of the HouseLimited Service (LSR)1416+214%
Glaze TeriyakiLimited Service (LSR)46+250%
Snarf's SandwichesSnarf RestaurantsLimited Service (LSR)2931+27%
Proper FoodLimited Service (LSR)1113+218%
New York Butcher ShoppeLimited Service (LSR)2022+210%
FiiZ DrinksLimited Service (LSR)4850+24%
Dirt DogLimited Service (LSR)79+229%
Happy LemonLimited Service (LSR)6264+23%
Clean JuiceLimited Service (LSR)118120+22%
Zoyo Neighborhood YogurtLimited Service (LSR)1618+213%
Village Pub & PokerFull Service (FSR)1214+217%
Jugo JuiceMTY Food Group Inc.Limited Service (LSR)8082+22%
PostinoUpward ProjectsFull Service (FSR)1921+211%
So Gong Dong Tofu & BBQ RestaurantLimited Service (LSR)1214+217%
Real Fruit Bubble TeaLimited Service (LSR)7678+23%
Stacked Pancake & Breakfast HouseFull Service (FSR)3537+26%
Detroit Wing CompanyLimited Service (LSR)2325+29%
Hawaiian BrosLimited Service (LSR)2830+27%
Savvy SlidersLimited Service (LSR)1921+211%
Project PolloLimited Service (LSR)1416+214%
PT PHO ExpressLimited Service (LSR)57+240%
CheeboLimited Service (LSR)810+225%
Krak BobaLimited Service (LSR)46+250%
Chicken Salad ChickLimited Service (LSR)213214+10%
Jefferson'sFull Service (FSR)3132+13%
Mellow MushroomFull Service (FSR)173174+11%
Rock N Roll SushiBOLD Restaurant BrandsFull Service (FSR)6061+12%
Freddy's Frozen Custard & SteakburgersLimited Service (LSR)449450+10%
Rosati's Chicago PizzaLimited Service (LSR)7071+11%
North ItaliaFox Restaurant ConceptsFull Service (FSR)2930+13%
Gus's World Famous Fried ChickenFull Service (FSR)3435+13%
SUGARFISH by sushi nozawaFull Service (FSR)1516+17%
LemonadeModern Restaurant ConceptsLimited Service (LSR)1920+15%
Sunset GrillLimited Service (LSR)9899+11%
The StandLimited Service (LSR)1314+18%
Teriyaki MadnessLimited Service (LSR)102103+11%
El CholoEl Cholo Family of RestaurantsFull Service (FSR)67+117%
Poke MeLimited Service (LSR)45+125%
Shake SmartLimited Service (LSR)3132+13%
Anthony's Pizza & PastaLimited Service (LSR)1920+15%
El JaliscoFull Service (FSR)1011+110%
Shane's Rib ShackLimited Service (LSR)5556+12%
Twin PeaksFAT Brands Inc.Full Service (FSR)8889+11%
Crafty CrabFull Service (FSR)6061+12%
Flanigan's Seafood Bar & GrillFull Service (FSR)2324+14%
Sushi SakeFull Service (FSR)1718+16%
Earls Kitchen + BarFull Service (FSR)6970+11%
Moon Thai & JapaneseFull Service (FSR)89+113%
Ford's Garage23 Restaurant ServicesFull Service (FSR)1920+15%
PDQLimited Service (LSR)6768+11%
Flippers PizzeriaLimited Service (LSR)1314+18%
Nature's TableLimited Service (LSR)5657+12%
Cook OutLimited Service (LSR)301302+10%
Sal's PizzaLimited Service (LSR)1415+17%
Diablo's Southwest GrillLimited Service (LSR)1415+17%
PrimoHoagiesLimited Service (LSR)9798+11%
TopgolfFull Service (FSR)6768+11%
Piada Italian Street FoodLimited Service (LSR)4647+12%
Shaking CrabFull Service (FSR)2122+15%
Walk-On?s Sports BistreauxMorrison CompaniesFull Service (FSR)6768+11%
PizzavilleLimited Service (LSR)8384+11%
Waffle CabinLimited Service (LSR)3334+13%
Uno Pizzeria & GrillUno CorporationFull Service (FSR)7475+11%
Royal PizzaLimited Service (LSR)1920+15%
Leo's Coney IslandFull Service (FSR)7172+11%
Submarine HouseFull Service (FSR)910+111%
Maru SushiFull Service (FSR)56+120%
Rib & Chop HouseFinally Restaurant GroupFull Service (FSR)1112+19%
El LimonLimited Service (LSR)1920+15%
Helen's Hot ChickenLimited Service (LSR)78+114%
Salsarita's Fresh Mexican GrillLimited Service (LSR)7475+11%
Torchy's TacosLimited Service (LSR)100101+11%
Super ChixLimited Service (LSR)1213+18%
Cowboy ChickenLimited Service (LSR)1718+16%
Kolache FactoryLimited Service (LSR)5960+12%
Cork & Pig TavernFull Service (FSR)45+125%
Pluckers Wing BarFull Service (FSR)2728+14%
Bill Miller Bar-B-QLimited Service (LSR)7677+11%
Mo' BettahsSavory Restaurant FundLimited Service (LSR)2728+14%
DiCarlo's Original PizzaLimited Service (LSR)67+117%
The KookaburraLimited Service (LSR)67+117%
Blake's LotaburgerLimited Service (LSR)7172+11%
CurritoThunderdome Restaurant GroupLimited Service (LSR)2425+14%
Massey's PizzaLimited Service (LSR)1516+17%
ATL WingsLimited Service (LSR)2021+15%
Apple Spice JunctionLimited Service (LSR)5657+12%
UberritoMexican Restaurants, Inc.Limited Service (LSR)45+125%
JR's Hometown Grill & PubFull Service (FSR)45+125%
Crooked Pint Ale HouseHightop Hospitality GroupFull Service (FSR)1314+18%
Tito's Burritos & WingsLimited Service (LSR)56+120%
Bluestone LaneLimited Service (LSR)5556+12%
Cagney's KitchenFull Service (FSR)910+111%
Pizza CottageLimited Service (LSR)89+113%
Tee Jaye's Country Place RestaurantFull Service (FSR)78+114%
Swensons Drive-InLimited Service (LSR)1819+16%
Kreation OrganicLimited Service (LSR)2122+15%
PV's Fresh Grill & TequilaFull Service (FSR)34+133%
Umai Savory Hot DogsLimited Service (LSR)67+117%
Halibut House Fish & ChipsLimited Service (LSR)4041+12%
Green & TonicLimited Service (LSR)56+120%
BarBurritoLimited Service (LSR)213214+10%
Popular PizzaLimited Service (LSR)2829+14%
The Chopped LeafLimited Service (LSR)102103+11%
The Gyro ShackLimited Service (LSR)89+113%
Roosters WingsFull Service (FSR)4243+12%
Saxbys CoffeeLimited Service (LSR)2223+15%
Juan's Flying BurritoFull Service (FSR)45+125%
The Salad StationLimited Service (LSR)2930+13%
Pizza DelightMTY Food Group Inc.Limited Service (LSR)6667+12%
Sabrina's CafeFull Service (FSR)45+125%
Red Bicycle CoffeeLimited Service (LSR)56+120%
Williams Fried ChickenLimited Service (LSR)3738+13%
Dimassi's Mediterranean BuffetCafeterias, Grill Buffets, and Buffets2021+15%
The League Kitchen & TavernTC4 & CoFull Service (FSR)45+125%
P. Terry's Burger StandLimited Service (LSR)2425+14%
TASTETaste Unlimited LLCLimited Service (LSR)910+111%
Sweetwaters Coffee & TeaLimited Service (LSR)3940+13%
Boardwalk Fries Burgers ShakesLimited Service (LSR)2627+14%
Your Pizza ShopLimited Service (LSR)89+113%
Mighty Quinn's BarbequeLimited Service (LSR)1415+17%
Ojos Locos Sports CantinaFront Burner Restaurants, LPFull Service (FSR)2122+15%
Sugar FactoryFull Service (FSR)2324+14%
Burger VillageFull Service (FSR)89+113%
Baires GrillFull Service (FSR)45+125%
The Chicken KoopFull Service (FSR)34+133%
Slice FactoryLimited Service (LSR)1011+110%
RPM ItalianLettuce Entertain You EnterprisesFull Service (FSR)34+133%
Nacho DaddyFull Service (FSR)56+120%
Bambino's Pizza & SubsLimited Service (LSR)45+125%
Westshore Pizza & CheesesteaksLimited Service (LSR)1516+17%
Little Woodrow'sFull Service (FSR)2021+15%
Punch Bowl SocialFull Service (FSR)1415+17%
MatchboxThompson HospitalityCafeterias, Grill Buffets, and Buffets1314+18%
Juice It Up!Limited Service (LSR)8485+11%
Playa BowlsLimited Service (LSR)136137+11%
It's Boba TimeLimited Service (LSR)5556+12%
ShareteaLimited Service (LSR)160161+11%
3NativesLimited Service (LSR)1718+16%
Handels Homemade Ice Cream & YogurtLimited Service (LSR)7576+11%
Vampire PenguinLimited Service (LSR)2829+14%
Abbott's Frozen CustardLimited Service (LSR)2627+14%
Union Square DonutsLimited Service (LSR)45+125%
The Baked BearLimited Service (LSR)2627+14%
Pick Me UpLimited Service (LSR)1112+19%
The Teahouse Tapioca & TeaLimited Service (LSR)2021+15%
Gregorys CoffeeLimited Service (LSR)3637+13%
Kwench Juice CafeLimited Service (LSR)1415+17%
Kiwi YogurtLimited Service (LSR)45+125%
Bull City CiderworksFull Service (FSR)45+125%
StarbirdLimited Service (LSR)1112+19%
Royal PaanLimited Service (LSR)3132+13%
Zuckers Bagels & Smoked FishLimited Service (LSR)78+114%
Kettleman's Bagel Co.Limited Service (LSR)56+120%
Perry's Steakhouse & GrillePerry's RestaurantsFull Service (FSR)2021+15%
Ruby Slipper CafeRuby Slipper Restaurant GroupFull Service (FSR)1213+18%
CoraFull Service (FSR)127128+11%
Paulie Gee'sFull Service (FSR)78+114%
SouvlaLimited Service (LSR)56+120%
Wild WingFull Service (FSR)99100+11%
Coupa CafeLimited Service (LSR)910+111%
MeseroFull Service (FSR)67+117%
Galito's Flame-Grilled ChickenLimited Service (LSR)1314+18%
Honey-Jam CafeFull Service (FSR)67+117%
Crust Pizza CoLimited Service (LSR)2324+14%
Citra Fresh CafeLimited Service (LSR)23+150%
Joe's Bagel & GrillLimited Service (LSR)1112+19%
Just PokeLimited Service (LSR)1516+17%
Pressed CafeLimited Service (LSR)67+117%
New Orleans PizzaChairman's BrandsLimited Service (LSR)3132+13%
BoustanLimited Service (LSR)4041+12%
Carrot ExpressLimited Service (LSR)1516+17%
Pure Raw JuiceLimited Service (LSR)89+113%
LobsterCraftLimited Service (LSR)34+133%
American SocialFull Service (FSR)45+125%
Fresh BaguetteLimited Service (LSR)34+133%
Donair DudeLimited Service (LSR)1415+17%
Fromagerie VictoriaLimited Service (LSR)1920+15%
Main Squeeze Juice Co.Limited Service (LSR)2728+14%
Aki SushiLimited Service (LSR)132133+11%
MOKALimited Service (LSR)1617+16%
NOLA DoughnutsLimited Service (LSR)23+150%
Choong Man ChickenLimited Service (LSR)3637+13%
DaldongnaeFull Service (FSR)89+113%
My Roti PlaceLimited Service (LSR)1213+18%
Daal RotiLimited Service (LSR)89+113%
Big HopsFull Service (FSR)56+120%
Chip CityLimited Service (LSR)1011+110%
New York Beer ProjectFull Service (FSR)23+150%
Jay Bird's ChickenWild Thyme Restaurant GroupLimited Service (LSR)67+117%
Island Fin Poke Co.Limited Service (LSR)2122+15%
Deens Cheesesteak & PizzaLimited Service (LSR)23+150%
Juicy Seafood IndyFull Service (FSR)34+133%
OH! K-DogLimited Service (LSR)3233+13%
TsaocaaLimited Service (LSR)3839+13%
Cookie PlugSnack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars2324+14%
West Coast SourdoughLimited Service (LSR)1617+16%
Friendship BBQLimited Service (LSR)1415+17%
Pins Mechanical CompanyBowling Centers78+114%
Daiquiri Island To GoLimited Service (LSR)910+111%
Legend Hot ChickenLimited Service (LSR)1011+110%
The Juicy CrawfishLimited Service (LSR)67+117%
City BowlsLimited Service (LSR)23+150%
Colt's Pig StandLimited Service (LSR)23+150%
D Spot Dessert CafeLimited Service (LSR)1516+17%
Waldo's Chicken & BeerFresh HospitalityFull Service (FSR)45+125%
UOVOFull Service (FSR)34+133%
Otaku RamenFull Service (FSR)23+150%
48 North PizzeriaLimited Service (LSR)23+150%

Note: Numbers in green (above) confirm continued month-over-month detectable unit growth.

Notes about our automated unit growth insights

Each month, Restaurantology visits over 15,000 multi-unit restaurant websites to verify a variety of public data points that we can extract, analyze, and turn into valuable insights. We use proprietary technology intended to capture data at its source, meaning wherever possible we’re allowing restaurant companies and brands to tell us how many units they have (such as on a locations page), as well as what technologies they’ve integrated into their website (POS, loyalty, reservations, etc.).