The fast-casual marketplace keeps growing because it is full of niches. For every concept that falls short, three new concepts seem ready to jump in and take its place. Here are eight diverse fast-casual brands with fewer than eight locations, but with visions of going big.
This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.