There is this fast food company that is in North Carolina and only North Carolina called Cookout. I've never actually eaten there yet but the place is popular. I was going to drive thru and order but the line at about 7:30 pm was so long I opted for Jack in the Box. This was good but I was disappointed to see only two cars going through Jack's drive through and basically no wait while its competitor was getting all the traffic.

I couldn't find much of anything on the web about them because they are pretty new I think and are only in about a couple dozen cities in North Carolina, mostly around college towns I read. I couldn't find a webpage but I found that they apparently have a niche in serving a variety of menu items like BBQ sandwiches and they stay open late in college towns until 4 am. I highly doubt they are public because I probably would have heard of them and found a ticker or some clue on the web. I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to expand and raise some capital by going public and doing an IPO. I might ask some local management more about the company. Restaurant chains can be fantastic growth stories.

full disclosure: no position in Jack in the Box (JBX)