As of Apr 1, 2018, the company operated 438 restaurants in 31 states and the District of Columbia, and there were 40 domestic and 17 international franchised restaurants.
In fiscal 2017, the company opened 34 new restaurants and closed 8 existing restaurants, while franchisees opened 16 new restaurants and closed 4 existing restaurants. During the first quarter of 2018, the company opened 3 net new stores. In fiscal 2018, the company expects to open 22 to 26 new restaurants, including 10 to 12 company-operated restaurants.
All shops are leased. Initial lease terms are generally 10 years, with the majority of leases providing for an option to renew for two additional 5-year terms.
Shops average approximately 2,300 square feet, with seating for 40 to 60 guests. For new openings, the company targets locations between 1,800 and 2,500 square feet, and will consider a wide variety of shapes in a wide variety of areas, including in urban central business districts and suburban areas near shopping malls or other high-traffic locations.
|Company-operated restaurant growth||6.1%||6.3%||10.5%||11.4%||12.8%||12.1%|
|Franchised restaurant growth||11.8%||27.9%||19.4%||24.1%||26.1%||53.3%|
|Systemwide restaurant growth||6.7%||8.4%||11.3%||12.4%||13.8%||14.3%|
|Avg restaurant gross sq ft||2,300||2,300||2,300||2,300||2,300||2,300|
|Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
Notes:Reflects systemwide figures, including company-operated and franchised restaurants