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Emerging Brands

7 concepts to watch

Here’s a peek at some of the newest restaurants we’re monitoring, along with some soon-to-open concepts to keep an eye on.

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Houlihan’s announces New Year’s specials

Guests can enjoy prix fixe menus and happy hour deals.

Peter D'Amelio succeeds founder Steve Silverstein, who assumes operation of the concept's first store.

Casual-dining veteran and Houlihan's CEO Mike Archer spoke with Restaurant Business on what changes he’s brought in—and still plans to make—that should keep competitors on their toes, from bar revamps to delivery service. There are even a few lessons from Houlihan’s that others pushing to modernize can learn.

The California-based family-dining chain is taking its expansion east.

The chain is also testing a fast-casual option within its restaurants.

Restaurants take sampling beyond beer and wine to waffles, pies, sauces and more.

A pair of advisory firms are recommending that shareholders vote against the deal.

The Brazilian steakhouse chain was sold to the private-equity group over a proposed merger from another public company.

After speculation that it would do so, the parent company of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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