20 Under 20

20 Under 20

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Billed as “farm-to-box street food,” this concept emphasizes sustainability through compostable packaging, limited water and electricity consumption, pesticide- and hormone-free ingredients, and stores built with reclaimed materials.

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Giving a modern twist to the midscale segment, this breakfast-and-lunch-only chain offers upscale takes on breakfast staples.

It’s all about innovation at this experimental, data-driven vegetarian fast casual.

The Denver-based build-your-own pizza concept made headlines three years ago when it got funding from Chipotle.

Celebrity brothers Paul, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg have relied on more than the synonymous reality TV show on A&E to grow their chain.

The funky Mediterranean-inspired fast casual expanded beyond its East Coast roots a year ago with its first Midwest location in Minneapolis.

Founded by a father-son team in 2013 to reflect Houston’s mix of culinary cultures, this brand offers a modern Cajun interpretation of classic Vietnamese dishes.

The big dog of the Australian coffee concepts, the chain made its U.S. debut in New York City in 2013 with limited-service shops with a small food menu as well as full-service cafes that offer beer and wine.

This Florida-based fast-casual breakfast-and-lunch concept specializes in creative biscuit sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and Southern specialties like grits and fried green tomatoes.

Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Concepts knows how to open small restaurants that attract notice from big chains. Such is the case with this health-focused fast casual that received a cash infusion from The Cheesecake Factory.

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