As of Apr 4, 2017, there were 409 company-operated restaurants and 73 franchise restaurants in 35 states and the District of Columbia, including 2 company-operated restaurants in Canada.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 38 and closed 3 restaurants and franchisees opened 6 new restaurants. During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company opened 7 restaurants, closed 55 restaurants, and franchisees closed 2 net restaurants. In fiscal 2017, the company plans to open 14 to 17 restaurants system-wide, including 12 to 15 company-owned restaurants.

All restaurants are leased. Leases generally have initial terms of 10 years with two or more 5-year extensions.

Restaurants are typically 2,600 to 2,700 square feet and are located in end-cap, inline or freestanding locations across a variety of urban, suburban and small markets.

TTM20162015201420132012
Company-operated restaurants409457422386318276
Company-operated restaurant growth8.3%8.3%9.3%21.4%15.2%15.5%
Franchised restaurants737570536251
Franchised restaurant growth2.8%7.1%32.1%-14.5%21.6%13.3%
Systemwide restaurants482532492439380327
Systemwide restaurant growth-4.9%8.1%12.1%15.5%16.2%15.1%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft2,7002,7002,7002,7002,7002,700
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%-0.5%-0.5%