As of Apr 3, 2017, there were 1,566 restaurants system-wide, including 1,357 franchised restaurants and 168 company-operated restaurants in 38 states, and 41 restaurants in Canada and the U.A.E.

In fiscal 2016, the company closed 68 stores and opened 109 stores systemwide, including 104 in the United States. During the first quarter of 2017, franchisees opened 7 stores and closed 18 stores. Long-term, the company sees the potential to grow to 4,500 locations, including approximately 2,300 additional restaurants in existing markets.

All company-operated restaurants are leased. Lease terms for restaurants are generally 5 years with one or more 5-year renewal options.

Restaurants are typically located in neighborhood shopping centers and have an average store size of approximately 1,400 square feet.

TTM20162015201420132012
Company-operated restaurants168168127916959
Company-operated restaurant growth24.4%32.3%39.6%31.9%16.9%15.7%
Franchised restaurants1,3981,4091,4091,3701,3491,288
Franchised restaurant growth-1.5%0.0%2.8%1.6%4.7%3.0%
Systemwide restaurants1,5661,5771,5361,4611,4181,347
Systemwide restaurant growth0.7%2.7%5.1%3.0%5.3%3.5%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft1,4001,4001,4001,4001,4001,400
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%