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24 wood fired fare interior

Chef Jose Garces—named one of RB’s Power 20 operators last year for his local empire—switched gears with an Italian concept in Philadelphia called 24 Wood Fired Fare.

singlethread restaurant

Billed as the "Biggest Opening of 2016" when it launched in December, SingleThread is a fine-dining concept dedicated to the details, from an in-depth surveillance system to condensationless water cups.

bottlefish interior

The founders of California Pizza Kitchen switched gears with their new opening, an upscale casual-dining seafood restaurant. Here's a look at the concept, and how they plan to use their real estate connections to expand nationwide.

grand opening tape

2016 was a busy year for restaurant openings, with everyone from Chipotle to Pepsi launching revamped or brand new concepts. Here’s a look at the most notable openings of 2016, divided into seven categories: offshoots, brand extensions, fried chicken brands, poke brands, new spots from the big guns, revamps and game changers.

union square sign

Nearly a year after the 30-year-old original closed, the new version of Danny Meyer’s iconic fine-dining restaurant is finally set to reopen. Here’s a look at how the highly influential concept is adjusting to the times.

After about 10 years of using on-site builds, Checkers and Rally’s are diversifying their prototypes with new options, including a shipping container build. The sister chains recently announced the...

chilantro exterior square

Coming off a successful appearance on the TV show “Shark Tank,” Chi'Lantro founder Jae Kim discusses what makes the Korean-Mexican fast casual an investable brand and the challenges on growing the concept, including how to deal with the chain’s cashless policy.

Flower child restaurant bag

Flower Child, the emerging fast casual from Fox Restaurant Concepts, aims to evoke one feeling: happiness.

hawkers restaurant square

The Florida casual-dining brand ranks in the top 50 food and beverage companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 list, and is on track to reach $10 million in revenue in 2016.

corridor window

With elements of fast casual, casual dining and fine dining, Corridor has something for every guest who walks in the door.

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