Each year, Restaurant Business showcases the fastest-growing emerging restaurant chains in the country. The exclusive ranking, the Future 50, is based on systemwide sales and growth from RB's market research partner, Technomic, and showcases the restaurant brands poised to be major players in the industry.
This year, RB will speak with top brands from the Future 50 live, with a discussion on best practices at our inaugural Restaurant Directions conference. Restaurant Directions will be held June 25-27 in Nashville, and offers tailored content and networking for emerging brands. Attendees will receive up-to-date industry trend data and analysis, along with presentations on menu, technology, HR, consumers, real estate and more. For more information and an invite request, visit restaurantdirections.com.
So, who are the top 10 brands in the Future 50? Click for a sneak peek at the chains, and stay tuned for the full ranking, coming in July.
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