Tommy Bahama has launched upscale dine-in restaurants attached to select island-themed Tommy Bahama retail stores. Decor—including teak tables and chairs, wood floors and shutters, potted palms and colorful flowers in an open airy environment—sets up the culinary island motif and relaxed, elegant ambience. Seafood dishes at lunch and dinner are the main draw, with ahi tuna tacos, seared scallop sliders and char-grilled artichokes for appetizers; and shrimp and scallops in curry-coconut sauce and lobster roll BLTs among entrees. Desserts include Key lime pie and pina colada cake. Cocktails carry out the island theme, many made with rums from throughout the Caribbean. Kids’ menus are available. The first Tommy Bahama retail-restaurant concept opened in Naples, Florida, in 1996 and has since expanded to 15 locations in the U.S. and Japan. The parent company, Tommy Bahama, which owns all units, is privately held.
|2012 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$45,000,000*|
|YOY Sales Change||7.1%|
|2012 U.S. Units||14|
|2012 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$3,400,000*|
|Future 50 Year||2013|