Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Centennial, CO-based THE EGG & I (founded 1987) has increased by 17 units, from 81 to 98 (21% growth) and entered into GA, IN, TN, and VA. This is a family/casual concept, specializing in breakfast foods. Meal periods are breakfast and lunch, with a $4-$12+ per person price range. Units have seating for about 125. Private party spaces are available. Locations are franchised and trade in AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, ME, MO, NE, NM, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, and WY. We last featured this concept on 10/2/12 (23% growth).
Emeryville, CA-based FREEBIRD\’S WORLD BURRITO (founded 1987) has increased by 8 units, from 100 to 108 (8% growth) and entered into UT. This fast casual Mexican concept is open for lunch and dinner, with a $6-$15+ per person price range. Beer and wine are served and seating is for about 100. Catering and online ordering options are offered. Trading areas are CA, KS, LA, MO, OK, TX, and UT. We last wrote about this concept on 5/14/13 (10% growth). Freebird’s is a subsidiary of Tavistock Restaurants.