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CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC (CMG)
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. engages in the development and operation of fast-casual, Mexican food restaurants in the United States. As of December 31, 2006, it operated 581 restaurants, including 8 franchise restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. was formerly a subsidiary of McDonald's Corp. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Denver, Colorado.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC (BWLD)
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchising of restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants feature chicken wings, boneless wings, chicken tenders, popcorn shrimp, hamburgers and sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito soft tacos, finger foods, and salads. The company also provides a 12 and Under Menu for children. Buffalo Wild Wings' restaurants feature a bar that offers domestic and imported beers on tap, as well as bottled beers, wine, and liquor. As of October 25, 2005, Buffalo Wild Wings operated approximately 350 restaurants in 34 states. The company was co-founded in 1982 by Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery. Buffalo Wild Wings is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
GRILL CONCEPTS INC (GRIL)
Grill Concepts, Inc. engages in the development and operation of dining restaurants in California, Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Oregon, and Maryland. The company operates casual dining restaurants under the name Daily Grill' and fine dining restaurants under the name The Grill on the Alley'. These restaurants offer steaks, seafood, cobb salad, caesar salad, meatloaf with mashed potatoes, chicken pot pie, chicken burgers, hamburgers, rice pudding, and fresh fruit cobbler. They also offer various beverages, including beer and wine. As of June 26, 2005, Grill Concepts owned and operated 13 Daily Grill restaurants and managed and/or licensed 8 Daily Grill restaurants, as well as it owned and operated 4 Grill on the Alley restaurants. The company was founded by Robert Spivak, Michael Weinstock, and Richard Shapiro in 1984. Grill Concepts is based in Los Angeles, California.
BURGER KING HOLDINGS INC (BKC)
Burger King Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and franchises fast food hamburger restaurants. As of June 30, 2007, the company owned or franchised 11,283 restaurants in 69 countries and the United State territories, of which 1,303 restaurants were company-owned and 9,980 were owned by its franchisees. Burger King Holdings has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
J. Alexander's Corporation engages in the ownership and operation of casual dining restaurants in the United States. Its menu includes beef, hardwood-grilled steaks, seafood and chicken, pasta, salads and soups, assorted sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts, as well as alcoholic beverages. As of August 1, 2005, the company operated 27 casual dining restaurants in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. J. Alexander's Corporation was founded by Jack C. Massey, Earl Beasley Jr., and John Neff in 1970. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
MCDONALDS CORPORATION (MCD)
McDonald's Corporation engages in the operation and franchising of McDonald's restaurants worldwide. Its restaurants offer hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Big N' Tasty, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Chicken Selects, french fries, salads, milk shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, cookies, and soft drinks and other beverages. Its restaurants also provide breakfast menu that would include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddle, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, hotcakes, and muffins. In addition, the company operates Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill. McDonald's Chipotle Mexican Grill serves gourmet burritos and tacos; and Boston Market serves chicken, meatloaf, and various other side dishes. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 31,706 restaurants, including 9,213 operated by the company, 18,298 operated by franchisees, and 4,159 operated by affiliates. McDonald's Corporation was founded by Ray Kroc. The company is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
RICKS CABARET INTERNATIONAL INC (RICK)
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of adult nightclubs that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar facilities. It operates its clubs primarily under the names Rick's Cabaret' and XTC' in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and in New York City. The company also owns and operates a sports bar under the name of Hummers' and a nightclub under the name Club Onyx', an upscale venue that primarily caters to urban professionals, businessmen, and professional athletes in Houston. In addition, Rick's Cabaret International owns and operates adult entertainment Internet Web sites, including xxxPassword.com that features adult content; CouplesTouch.com, a personals site for those in the swinging lifestyle; and NaughtyBids.com, an online adult auction site that contains consumer-initiated auctions for items such as adult videos, apparel, photo sets, adult paraphernalia, and other erotica. As of September 30, 2005, it operated nine adult nightclubs. The company was founded by Robert L. Watters in 1982. Rick's Cabaret International is based in Houston, Texas.
YUM! Brands, Inc. engages in the development, operation, franchising, and licensing of quick service restaurants. It comprises the operations of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver (LJS), and A&W All-American Food Restaurants. KFC restaurants offer fried chicken-on-the-bone products and other entree items, including chicken sandwiches, Colonel's Crispy Strips, Popcorn Chicken, and Chunky Chicken Pot Pies. They also offer biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, corn, and potato wedges, as well as desserts. Pizza Hut restaurants offer various pizzas, including Pan Pizza, Thin 'n Crispy, Hand Tossed, Sicilian, Stuffed Crust, Twisted Crust, The Big New Yorker, The Insider, The Chicago Dish, and 4forALL; breadsticks; pasta; salads; and sandwiches. Taco Bell restaurants offer Mexican-style food products, including tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas, quesadillas, salads, nachos, and other related items. In addition, their entree items include Grilled Stuft Burritos and Border Bowls. LJS restaurants offer various seafood items, including meals featuring batter-dipped fish, chicken, shrimp, and hushpuppies. A&W restaurants serve A&W draft Root Beer and A&W Root Beer float, as well as all-American pure-beef hamburgers and hot dogs. As of December 25, 2004, the company operated 33,000 units in approximately 100 countries and territories. The company was incorporated in 1997. It was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in 2002. The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pizza Inn, Inc. engages in the operation and franchising of pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out, and express restaurants under the trademark Pizza Inn. Its buffet restaurants offer dine-in, carry out, and delivery services. These restaurants offer a menu featuring pizza, pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, desserts, and beverages, as well as buffet for both lunch and dinner. The company's restaurants are generally located in free standing buildings in close proximity to offices, shopping centers, and residential areas. Its delivery/carryout restaurants offer delivery and carryout services and are located in shopping centers or other inline retail developments. The company's express restaurants offer carryout service of a limited menu of pizza, and other foods and beverages and are located in a convenience store, food court, college campus, airport terminal, athletic facility, or other commercial facility. As of October 25, 2005, the company operated 400 Pizza Inn restaurants, including 5 company-owned restaurants and 385 franchised restaurants. Pizza Inn was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in The Colony, Texas.
IHOP Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, operation, and franchising of International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants primarily in the United States. The company's restaurants feature table service, and food and beverage items. Its menu includes pancakes, waffles, omelets and breakfast specialties, chicken, steak, sandwiches, salads, and lunch and dinner specialties. Many of the IHOP restaurants offer special items for children and seniors. IHOP restaurants typically offer regional specialties that complement the IHOP core menu. In addition, the company leases franchisee-operated restaurants. As of March 31, 2005, it operated 1,198 IHOP restaurants in 48 states and Canada, including 1,034 franchisee operated and 8 company restaurants. IHOP Corp. was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP (ARKR)
Ark Restaurants Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants, fast food concepts, catering operations, and wholesale and retail bakeries. Its offerings include room services, banquet facilities, employee dining rooms, casinos, restaurants and bars, and food court facilities. The company operates in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tampa and Hollywood, Florida; and Atlantic City, New Jersey. As of October 1, 2005, the company owned and operated 23 restaurants and bars; 26 fast food concepts; catering operations; and wholesale and retail bakeries. Ark Restaurants was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York City.
NATHANS FAMOUS INC (NATH)
Nathan's Famous, Inc. engages in operating and franchising a chain of retail fast food restaurants. As of June 26, 2005, its combined restaurant system consisted of 363 franchised or licensed units and 6 company-owned units in 23 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 11 foreign countries featuring the Nathan's Famous, Miami Subs, and Kenny Rogers Roasters brands. The Nathan's concept features a menu consisting of all-beef frankfurters, crinkle-cut french fries, and beverages. It is supplemented with a variety of other menu choices: chargrilled hamburgers, chargrilled chicken sandwiches, philly cheesesteaks, selected seafood and other chicken items, a breakfast menu, and assorted desserts and snacks. Nathan's also has a Kids Meal' program in which various menu alternatives are combined with toys to appeal to the children's market. The Miami Subs concept features a variety of lunch, dinner, and snack foods. Its menu may also include low-fat selections, such as salads, grilled chicken breasts, and nonfat frozen yogurt. In addition, it offers soft drinks, iced tea, coffee, beer, and wine. The Kenny Rogers Roasters concept offers home-style family foods based on a menu centered around wood-fire rotisserie chicken. Nathan's Famous also sells its proprietary products through foodservice retailers under its Branded Product Program. The company was founded in 1916. It was formerly known as Nathan's Famous Holding Corporation and changed its name to Nathan's Famous, Inc. in 1992. Nathan's Famous is based in Westbury, New York.
JACK IN THE BOX INC (JBX)
Jack in the Box, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchising of Jack in the Box quick-service hamburger restaurants and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants. The company's Jack in the Box restaurants' menu features hamburgers, salads, specialty sandwiches, tacos, drinks, and side items. Its Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants' menu features a variety of signature burritos, the Naked Burrito, nontraditional taco salads, cheese nachos, and signature salsas. As of October 2, 2005, the company operated 2,049 Jack in the Box quick-service hamburger chain of restaurants, of which 1,534 were company-operated and 515 were franchise-operated in the western and southern United States. As of the same date, it operated 250 Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants, of which 57 were company-operated and 193 were franchise-operated in the United States. Jack in the Box was founded in 1951 and is based in San Diego, California.
RUBIOS RESTAURANTS INC (RUBO)
Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of quick-casual Mexican restaurants, concessions, and franchised restaurants that offer traditional Mexican cuisine. Its menu features burritos, and tacos and quesadillas, as well as seafood indicative of the Baja region of Mexico. The company also offers a self-serve salsa bar where guests can choose from four different salsas made at each restaurant. Most units also offer a selection of imported Mexican and domestic beers. Further, all of the units include a HealthMex section on their menu. As of September 25, 2005, the company had 152 restaurants, consisting of 147 company-operated and 5 franchise locations in California, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
FRISCHS RESTAURANTS INC (FRS)
Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the operation and licensing of full service family-style restaurants under the Frisch's Big Boy name. Big Boy restaurants feature various items, such as the double-deck hamburger sandwich, onion rings, hot fudge cake, pasta, roast beef, chicken and seafood dinners, desserts, nonalcoholic beverages, and other items. The company also operates grill buffet style restaurants under the name Golden Corral pursuant to certain licensing agreements. The Golden Corral restaurants offers a variety of buffet items, including fried and rotisserie chicken, meat loaf, pot roast, fish, ham and turkey. The buffet also includes fresh fruits and vegetables, other hot and cold buffet foods, a salad bar, desserts, an instore display bakery that offers made-from-scratch bakery goods, and various beverage items. As of May 30, 2005, the company operated 88 family-style restaurants and 30 grill-buffet style family restaurants, as well as licensed 28 Big Boy restaurants to other operators primarily in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Luby's, Inc. engages in the operation and ownership of restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants serve seafood, full-time buffets, cafeteria-style restaurants, and traditional cafeterias. As of November 7, 2005, the company operated 131 restaurants, including 2 in Arizona, 2 in Arkansas, 2 in Louisiana, 2 in Oklahoma, and 123 in Texas. Luby's serves shoppers, travelers, and store and office personnel at lunch, as well as to families at dinner. The company was founded in 1947. It was formerly known as Cafeterias, Inc. and changed its name to Luby's Cafeterias, Inc. in 1982. Further, the company changed its name to Luby's, Inc. in 1999. Luby's is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Sonic Corp. engages in the operation and franchising of a chain of quick-service drive-ins in the United States and Mexico. The company, through its subsidiary, Sonic Industries, Inc., serves as the franchiser of the Sonic restaurant chain. Its another subsidiary, Sonic Restaurants, Inc., develops and operates the company-owned restaurants. The company's restaurants offer various items, such as specialty soft drinks, frozen desserts, made-to-order sandwiches and hamburgers, extra-long cheese coneys, hand-battered onion rings, tater tots, salads, and wraps. They also offer breakfast items, which include sausage, ham, or bacon with egg and cheese; sandwiches; sausage and egg burritos; and specialty breakfast drinks. As of August 31, 2005, Sonic Corp. had 3,039 Sonic Drive-Ins, including 574 Partner Drive-Ins and 2,465 Franchise Drive-Ins. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
DENNYS CORPORATION (DENN)
Denny's Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Denny's Holdings, Inc. and Denny's, Inc., operates a restaurant chain. The company, through its restaurants, offers traditional American-style food, such as breakfast items, appetizers, sandwiches, dinner entrees, and desserts. As of December 29, 2004, the company's restaurant chain consisted of 553 company owned units and 1,050 franchised and licensed units, with operations in the United States, Canada, Guam, New Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Denny's Corporation is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC (RRGB)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a casual dining restaurant chain that serves gourmet burgers in the United States and Canada. The company's restaurants primarily offer burgers made from beef, chicken, veggie, pot roast, pork, fish, and turkey with various toppings, including guacamole, roasted green chilies, honey mustard dressing, grilled pineapple, crispy onion straws, sauteed mushrooms, and cheese. Its restaurants also offer salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. As of December 14, 2005, the company operated approximately 290 Red Robin' restaurant locations across the United States and Canada, which include both corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise or license agreements. Red Robin Gourmet was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
APPLEBEES INTERNATIONAL INC (APPB)
Applebee's International, Inc. engages in the development, franchising, and operation of casual dining restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name. It offer various entrees, including beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and pasta items prepared in various cuisines, as well as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, specialty drinks, and desserts. The company also offers beer, wine, liquor, and specialty drinks. As of September 7, 2005, the company operated 1,700 Applebee's restaurants worldwide. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC (DRI)
Darden Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of casual dining restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company operates restaurants under the names Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones, and Seasons 52. Red Lobster, a seafood specialty restaurant, offers fresh fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops, and other seafood. Its menu also includes specialty seafood and nonseafood entrees, appetizers, and desserts. Olive Garden, a casual dining Italian restaurant, provides antipasti; soups, salad, and garlic breadsticks; baked pastas; sauteed specialties with chicken, seafood, and fresh vegetables; grilled meats; and various desserts. Bahama Breeze restaurant offers Caribbean-inspired fresh seafood, chicken, and steaks, as well as signature specialty drinks. Smokey Bones restaurant features barbequed pork, beef, and chicken, as well as other grilled favorites. Seasons 52 restaurants offer casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar with seasonally inspired menus. As of May 29, 2005, it operated 1,381 restaurants, including 679 Red Lobster, 563 Olive Garden, 32 Bahama Breeze, 104 Smokey Bones, and 3 Seasons 52 restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.
FAMOUS DAVES OF AMERICA INC (DAVE)
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. engages in the development, ownership, operation, and franchising of restaurants under the name of Famous Dave's in the United States. Its restaurants offer hickory-smoked off-the-grill items, such as flame-grilled St. Louis-style ribs, Texas beef brisket, Georgia chopped pork, country-roasted chicken, sandwiches, and salads, as well as honey-buttered corn bread, coleslaw, and desserts. As of July 3, 2005, the company managed 118 restaurants in 29 states, including 38 owned and 80 franchised restaurants. Famous Dave's of America was founded by David W. Anderson. The company is incorporated in 1994 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
LANDRYS RESTAURANTS INC (LNY)
Landry's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of full-service and casual dining restaurants in the United States. It offers various broiled, grilled, and fried seafood items, including red snapper, shrimp, crawfish, crab, lump crabmeat, lobster, oysters, scallops, flounder, and other traditional seafood items. Landry offers beef, chicken, Angus Beef, prime rib, pork ribs, filet mignon, chicken fried steak, grilled chicken breast, and fresh seafood. In addition, the company owns and operates hospitality businesses. As of December 31, 2004, Landry owned and operated 300 full-service and limited-service restaurants in the United States. The company is based in Houston, Texas.
WENDYS INTERNATIONAL INC (WEN)
Wendy's International, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the operation, development, and franchising of a system of quick service and fast casual restaurants. It offers a menu, including hamburgers and filet of chicken breast sandwiches; chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chili, and baked and French fried potatoes; prepared salads, desserts, soft drinks, and other nonalcoholic beverages; and children's meals. Wendy's International also offers coffee, cappuccino, fresh baked goods, such as donuts, muffins, pies, croissants, tarts, cookies, cakes, bagels, sandwiches, soups, and fresh-baked breads. It also serves a range of fast-casual, fresh Mexican food, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tostadas, beans, and rice. As of June 27, 2004, the company operated 6,535 Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurants, 2,370 Tim Hortons restaurants, and 305 Baja Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants. Wendy's International was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas and is based in Dublin, Ohio.
CBRL Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation and development of restaurant and retail concepts in the United States. It operates restaurants under the names of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Logan's Roadhouse. Its menu items include country ham, chicken, fish, roast beef, beans, turnip greens, vegetable plates, salads, sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and grits items. Its stores offer various decorative and functional items, including rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware, ceramics, figurines, candies, preserves, syrups, and other food items. As of November 22, 2005, the company operated 538 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants and gift shops located in 41 states; and 129 company-operated and 23 franchised Logan's Roadhouse restaurants in 19 states. CBRL Group was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.
BJS RESTAURANTS INC (BJRI)
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants principally offer signature deep-dish pizza and its own handcrafted beers, as well as a selection of appetizers, entrees, pastas, sandwiches, specialty salads, and desserts. The company's restaurants are located in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada. As of August 2, 2005, the company owned and operated 41 casual dining restaurants under the BJ's Restaurant and Brewery, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, and BJ's Pizza & Grill brand names, as well as licensed 1 restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Huntington Beach, California.
CHAMPPS ENTERTAINMENT INC (CMPP)
Champps Entertainment, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under the names Champps Americana, Champps Restaurant, and Champps Restaurant and Bar. Its restaurant's menu primarily comprises appetizers, main plate salads, premium sandwiches, specialty burgers and wraps, and entree selections. As of September 1, 2005, the company owned and operated 53 restaurants and had 12 additional restaurants operating under franchise or license agreements. Champps Entertainment was formed in 1984. It was formerly known as Unique Casual Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to Champps Entertainment, Inc. in 1999. The company is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC (EAT)
Brinker International, Inc. primarily engages in the ownership, operation, development, and franchising of restaurant concepts in the United States. It operates restaurants under the names of Chili's Grill & Bar, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's Little Italy, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, and Corner Bakery Cafe restaurant concepts. The company also has a 43% interest in Rockfish Seafood Grill restaurant. Its menu includes chicken, beef and seafood entrees, steaks, fajitas, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and desserts, as well as big mouth burgers and baby back ribs. As of June 29, 2005, the company operated 1,588 jointly-developed and franchised restaurants located in Washington, D.C., Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Great Britain, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. Brinker International was founded in 1977 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Benihana, Inc. operates teppanyaki-style Japanese restaurants in the United States. As of June 11, 2004, it owned and operated 56 Benihana Japanese dinnerhouse restaurants, including 1 restaurant under the name Samurai; franchised 22 additional Benihana restaurants; owned and operated 5 Haru restaurants in New York City; owned and operated 7 RA Sushi restaurants primarily in the southwest; and owned and operated 1 Doraku restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida. The Benihana concept offers casual dining in a Japanese atmosphere. It offers steak, chicken, and seafood, as well as alcoholic beverages, including specialty mixed drinks, wines, and beers. The Haru concept offers a menu of Japanese fusion dishes in an urban atmosphere. It offers sushi and sashimi creations; and raw bar items and Japanese cuisine, including New York strip steak with wasabi croquette, shallots and ginger sauce, and garlic shrimp. The RA Sushi concept offers sushi and a menu of Pacific-Rim dishes. The Doraku concept offers sushi and other Japanese dishes. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
MORTONS RESTAURANT GROUP INC (MRT)
Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants in the United States. As of April 25, 2007, it owned and operated 74 Morton's The Steakhouse restaurants located in 65 cities across 28 states and Puerto Rico; 4 international locations in Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong; and 4 Italian restaurants. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
BOB EVANS FARMS INC (BOBE)
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of full-service restaurants in the United States. As of April 29, 2005, the company operated 591 full-service, family restaurants under the Bob Evans Restaurant, Bob Evans Restaurant & General Store, and Owens Restaurant names, as well as 92 full-service, upscale family casual restaurants under the Mimi's Cafe name. Bob Evans Restaurants are primarily located in the Midwest, midAtlantic, and southeast regions of the United States; Owens Restaurants operate in Texas; and Mimi's Cafe casual restaurants are located primarily in California and other western states. In addition, the company produces, distributes, and sells approximately 40 varieties of fresh, smoked, and fully cooked pork sausage and ham products under the brand names of Bob Evans, Owens Country Sausage, and Country Creek Farm. Further, Bob Evans Farms sells various other complementary food items in the frozen and refrigerated areas of grocery stores. It also offers refrigerated macaroni and cheese; cheeseburger snackwiches; bacon, egg, and cheese burrito snackwiches; frozen sausage gravy and biscuits; and refrigerated potato and cheese side items. The company was founded in 1953 by Bob Evans and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INCORPORATED (CAKE)
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (TCFI) operates upscale, full-service, and casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe trademarks. The Cheesecake Factory restaurants offer approximately 200 menu items, including appetizers, pizza, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, pasta, specialty items, salads, sandwiches, and omelets, as well as desserts, such as cheesecakes and other baked desserts. Grand Lux Cafe offers American and international cuisine selections. Its menu features appetizers, pasta, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, salads, specialty items, and made-to-order desserts. Its restaurants also provide liquor service. TCFI also operates a bakery production facility that produces baked desserts and other products for its restaurants, as well as for other foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors. As of December 14, 2005, the company operated 103 casual dining restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory name; 7 casual dining restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe name; 1 self-service, limited menu foodservice operation under The Cheesecake Factory Express trademark inside the DisneyQuest family entertainment center in Orlando, Florida; and licensed 2 bakery cafes under The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Cafe mark to another foodservice operator. TCFI was founded in 1972 by Oscar and Evelyn Overton. The company is based in Calabasas Hills, California.
Star Buffet, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the restaurant industry. As of January 31, 2005, the company owned and operated 14 franchised HomeTown Buffet restaurants, 7 JB's Restaurants, 5 BuddyFreddys restaurants, 2 Holiday House restaurants, 2 JJ North's Country Buffet restaurants, and 2 Mexican-themed restaurants. The HomeTown Buffet restaurants offer lunch, dinner, and breakfast menus. The JB's Restaurants offer various breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections. Its lunch and dinner menu include a range of sandwiches, as well as steak, chicken, pasta, and seafood entrees. The BuddyFreddys Country Buffet restaurants offer a buffet menu specializing in local dishes and southern-style cooking. Its each location provides a small gift shop selling various BuddyFreddys apparel, snacks, and specialty merchandise. The Holiday House restaurants operates in a buffet format and offers a range of meat dishes, including ham, roast beef, turkey, and lamb. The JJ North's Country Buffet restaurants offer lunch, dinner, and weekend breakfast menus. Its menu includes soups, salads, entrees, vegetables, nonalcoholic beverages, and desserts; fried and baked chicken and fish, roast beef, turkey, and ham; and additional dishes, such as lasagna, barbecued ribs, and other regional or seasonal dishes. The Mexican-themed restaurants operating under Casa Bonita name offers Mexican menu and selected menu items, as well as features entertainment daily, including strolling mariachis, authentic Mexican dancers, magicians, games, and cliff divers. Star Buffet's restaurants are located in 9 western states, Oklahoma, and Florida. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
STEAK N SHAKE COMPANY (SNS)
The Steak n Shake Company engages in the ownership, operation, and franchising of Steak n Shake restaurants in the United States. Its menu includes burgers, sandwiches, milk shakes, french fries, soups, salads, and various desserts and breakfasts. The company serves retailers, housing communities, and businesses. As of September 28, 2005, it operated 399 company-owned and 49 franchised restaurants in 20 states. The company was founded by Gus Belt in 1934 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY LTD (GCFB)
Granite City Food & Brewery, Ltd. engages in the development and operation of casual dining restaurants featuring on-premise breweries primarily in the United States. These restaurants provide 85-item menu complemented by handcrafted beers. Its menu includes Granite City Ale and Cheddar Soup, Chicken Caesar Chalupa, grilled chicken and Bruschetta Salad, Chinese Pasta Salad, Grilled London Broil with Bourbon Onion Sauce, Southern Fried Chicken Breast Sandwich, Honey Rosemary Filet Mignon, and the Granite City Walleye, as well as appetizers, salads, and entrees. As of November 16, 2005, the company operated 11 restaurants in St. Cloud, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fargo, North Dakota; West Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, Iowa; Lincoln, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Granite City Food & Brewery was founded by Steven J. Wagenheim and William E. Burdick. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN INC (CPKI)
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. operates a casual dining restaurant chain in the United States and internationally. The company's menu includes pizzas, pastas, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and desserts. It also offers a range of wines, bottled and tap beers, and mixed drinks. As of October 27, 2005, the company owned, licensed, or franchised 186 restaurants under California Pizza Kitchen, California Pizza Kitchen ASAP, and LA Food Show names in the United States and 5 other countries, of which 155 are company-owned and 31 operated under franchise or license arrangements. California Pizza Kitchen has a trademark license agreement with Kraft Pizza Company to manufacture and distribute a line of California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas in the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Larry S. Flax and Rick Rosenfield in 1985, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
CKE RESTAURANTS INC (CKR)
CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the development, operation, and franchising of quick-service and fast-casual restaurants in the United States of America. It operates its restaurants primarily under Carl's Jr., Hardee's, La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, and Green Burrito brands. The company's menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, biscuits, and biscuit breakfast sandwiches, as well as Mexican food items, including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and salads. As of October 6, 2005, CKE Restaurants operated or franchised approximately 3,159 quick-service restaurants in the United States and 13 other countries. The company is headquartered in Carpinteria, California.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC (TXRH)
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate as a full-service, casual dining restaurant chain in the United States. It offers an assortment of seasoned and aged steaks; a selection of fish, chicken, and vegetable plates; and an assortment of hamburgers, salads, and sandwiches. The company also provides specialty appetizers, such as the Cactus Blossom, Rib Appetizer, and Chicken Critters. In addition, it provides a menu for children, which include a sirloin steak, Chicken Critters, cheeseburger, hot dog, and macaroni and cheese. As of December 28, 2004, the company operated 193 Texas Roadhouse restaurants in 35 states, out of which it owned and operated 107 restaurants in 27 states; and franchised and licensed 86 restaurants in 20 states. Texas Roadhouse was founded by W. Kent Taylor in 1993 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC (TAST)
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises quick-service and quick-casual restaurants in the United States. The company owns and operates two Hispanic restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. It also operates and franchises quick-service restaurants under the trade name Burger King'. As of December 31, 2006, the Company operated, as franchisee, 328 Burger King restaurants in 12 Northeastern, Midwestern, and Southeastern states; and owned and operated 76 Pollo Tropical restaurants, of which 74 were located in Florida, 1 located in the New York City metropolitan area in northern New Jersey, and 1 located in Brooklyn, New York, as well as franchised 27 Pollo Tropical restaurants, including 23 in Puerto Rico, 2 in Ecuador, and 2 on college campuses in Florida. It also owned and operated 143 Taco Cabana restaurants located primarily in Texas, and franchised 2 Taco Cabana restaurants in New Mexico and 1 in Georgia, as of the above date. The company was founded in 1960. It was formerly known as Carrols Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. in 2006. Carrols Restaurant Group is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.
CEC ENTERTAINMENT INC (CEC)
CEC Entertainment, Inc. engages in operating and franchising family restaurant/entertainment centers as Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants. Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants offer various pizzas, a salad bar, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts; and feature musical and comic entertainment by robotic and animated characters, family-oriented games, rides, and arcade-style activities. The restaurants also serve soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, and wine. The company's restaurants primarily serve families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. As of April 20, 2005, CEC Entertainment operated a system of 498 Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants in 48 states, of which 453 are owned and operated by the company. The company was incorporated in 1980 under the name Showbiz Pizza Place, Inc. and changed its name to CEC Entertainment, Inc. in 1998. CEC Entertainment is based in Irving, Texas.
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC (PZZA)
Papa John's International, Inc. engages in the operation and franchise of pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the trademark Papa John's in the United States and internationally. The company also operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the trademark Perfect Pizza in the United Kingdom. Its menu includes pizzas along with side items, including breadsticks, cheesesticks, chicken strips, chicken wings, and canned or bottled soft drinks. As of September 25, 2005, it had 2,894 restaurants, including 572 company-owned and 2,312 franchised restaurants operating in 49 states and 19 countries, as well as 113 Perfect Pizza restaurants in the United Kingdom. Papa John's International was founded by John H. Schnatter in 1985. The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
MCCORMICK & SCHMICKS SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS INC (MSSR)
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. operates seafood restaurants in the United States. Its menu includes made-to-order dishes, such as Atlantic lobster, Dungeness crab, and Alaskan halibut, as well as seasonal products, such as wild king salmon, Columbia River sturgeon, Sashimi grade tuna, Hawaiian catch, and various cold water oysters. The company also offers prime aged beef, creative salads, and fresh pasta dishes. In addition, it offers a selection of liquors, wines, and beers. As of November 7, 2005, the company operated 59 restaurants in 24 states. The company also provides management services to two additional restaurants. The company was co-founded by William P. McCormick and Douglas L. Schmick in 1972. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
O'Charley's, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of restaurant facilities under O'Charley's', Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub', and Stoney River Legendary Steaks' trade names primarily in the United States. Its O'Charley's menu features various items, including USDA Choice hand-cut and aged steaks, baby-back ribs basted with tangy BBQ sauce, fresh salmon, various seafood, fresh-cut salads with special recipe salad dressing, and O'Charley's signature caramel pie. The company's Ninety Nine menu features approximately 75 items, including a wide selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, beef, chicken, and seafood entrees and desserts. It also offers bar service. Its Stoney River menu features premium midwestern beef, fresh seafood, and various other gourmet entrees. The menu also offers salads and side dishes, as well as several specialty appetizers and desserts. As of December 26, 2004, the company operated 221 O'Charley's restaurants in 16 states in the southeast and midwest regions; 99 Ninety Nine restaurants in seven Northeastern states; and 6 Stoney River restaurants in the southeast and midwest, as well as had 1 franchised O'Charley's restaurant in Michigan. O'Charley's is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
P.F.CHANGS CHINA BISTRO INC (PFCB)
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of full service restaurants in the United States under the name of P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Diner. Its menu includes rice, noodles, grains and dumplings, while vegetables, meat, poultry, and seafood. The company also offers vegetarian dishes, and special lunch and dinner selections, as well as fresh produce, seafood, meat, poultry, and specialty items that are specific to a region or season. As of July 3, 2005, the company owned and operated 121 P.F. Chang's China Bistro full service restaurants and 61 Pei Wei Asian Diner limited service restaurants. P.F. Chang's China Bistro was formed in 1996 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
MEXICAN RESTAURANTS INC (CASA)
Mexican Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation and franchise of Mexican-theme restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under various names: Casa Ole, Monterey's Tex-Mex Cafe, Monterey's Little Mexico, Tortuga Coastal Cantina, La Senorita, and Crazy Jose. Its menu consists of various entrees, which include enchiladas, combination platters, burritos, fajitas, coastal seafood, and other house specialties. The menu also includes soup, salads, appetizers, and desserts. The company operates in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Michigan. As of May 9, 2005, it operated 80 restaurants, including 60 company-owned restaurants, 19 franchise restaurants, and 1 licensed restaurant. Mexican Restaurants was founded in 1974 under the name Casa Ole Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to Mexican Restaurants, Inc. in 1999. The company is based in Houston, Texas.
RUTHS CHRIS STEAK HOUSE INC (RUTH)
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a steakhouse company. It operates company-owned and franchisee-owned restaurants in the United States. The company's restaurants offer food, beverages, and other services. As of August 20, 2007, it owned and franchised 109 locations worldwide. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Heathrow, Florida.
Cosi, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of fast casual restaurants in the United States. The company's restaurants offer bread and coffee products for breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner, and dessert. Its food menu includes sandwiches, salads, Cosi bagels, pizzas, soups, appetizers, Warm n' Cosi Meltstm, S''mores, and other desserts. The company's beverage menu features a line of coffee beverages, teas, Arctic smoothies, mochas and lattes, and coffee cocktails. As of January 3, 2005, it operated 92 restaurants in 16 states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Washington, California, and the District of Columbia. The company is based in Deerfield, Illinois.
MAX & ERMAS RESTAURANTS INC (MAXE)
Max & Erma's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of a chain of restaurants in the United States. It offers gourmet burgers, overstuffed sandwiches, homemade pasta dishes, chargrilled steak and chicken specialties, super salads, and munchies. The company serves Build-Your-Own-Sundae Bar, a bathtub filled with vanilla ice cream and special sauces, as well as various toppings, including fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. In addition, Max & Erma's Restaurants offers a complement of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and operated 78 casual dining service restaurants in Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, and Niles, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Norfolk, Virginia. It also franchised 20 restaurants in Cleveland, Columbus, Wilmington, Sandusky, and Dayton, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Edinburgh, Evansville, and Seymour, Indiana, as of the above date. Max & Erma's Restaurants was founded in 1971 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS INC (KKD)
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. sells doughnuts and related items through company-owned and franchise stores. The company also sells doughnut-making equipment, mix, coffee, and other ingredients and supplies. As of December 13, 2005, it operated approximately There are currently approximately 335 Krispy Kreme stores and 75 satellite stores operating in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Republic of South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
BUCA, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the development, ownership, and operation of Italian restaurants under the name Buca di Beppo. These restaurants offer food and beverages. The Buca di Beppo restaurants provide family-style Italian cuisine served in small and large family-style portions. As of March 12, 2007, the company owned and operated 92 family style Italian restaurants in 23 states and the District of Columbia. BUCA was founded in 1993 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.