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First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc.

Consumer Non-Durables > Food Chains



Offer Price Offer Size 3-Year Outlook Volatility First Day Turnover
$18.00 9,500,000 Positive High 36.76%

Offering Team

  • Legal counsel
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Auditors
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Deal Highlights

We are First Watch – an award-winning daytime restaurant concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. Since our founding in 1983, we have built our brand on our commitment to operational excellence, our “You First” culture and our culinary mission centered around a fresh, innovative menu that is continuously evolving. These foundational brand pillars have established First Watch as the largest and fastest growing concept in Daytime Dining. Our one shift, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and one main menu enable us to optimize restaurant operations and attract and retain employees who are passionate about hospitality and drawn to our “No Night Shifts Ever” approach. This differentiation has driven high employee satisfaction and retention, and strong consumer demand and operating performance as evidenced by our 28 consecutive quarters of same-restaurant sales growth from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2019 and positive annual same-restaurant traffic growth from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2019, prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2020, we were recognized as “America’s Favorite Restaurant Brand” in Market Force’s annual consumer study and as one of three industry finalists for Black Box Intelligence’s 2020 Best Practices award. Our unique one-shift and one-menu approach, coupled with our commitment to our employees and customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic allowed us to retain and attract employees and reopen our restaurants with accelerating operating momentum in the second half of 2020 and into 2021, recording same-restaurant sales growth of 16.3% in the second fiscal quarter of 2021 relative to the second fiscal quarter of 2019. Importantly, our same-restaurant traffic growth in the second fiscal quarter of 2021 was ahead of the comparable quarter in 2019 by 1.0%. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we invested in supplemental compensation and expanded health benefits for our people while at the same time we accelerated strategic investments in our business and continued to expand our footprint, opening 42 and 18 System-wide NROs in fiscal 2020 and during the twenty-six weeks ended June 27, 2021, respectively. As of June 27, 2021, we had 423 System-wide restaurants across 28 states, 335 of our restaurants were company-owned and 88 were operated by our franchisees.

Deal Tracker

IPO Dates

Filing 21 Sep, 2021

Offer 01 Oct, 2021

Look Ahead

Lock Up Expiry Apr 01, 2022

IPO Terms

Offer Price $18.00
Offer Size 9M

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