concepts

Emerging Brands

Paws a moment to consider these inflation-resistant concepts

Reality Check: We've lived through the cat cafe craze. The next evolutionary wrinkle could be a proliferation of restaurants where dogs roam free.

Operations

Red Lobster's decline creates an opportunity in seafood

As the market leader closes restaurants across the country, innovative upstarts, steakhouses and even grocers could be in line to benefit. But can anyone unseat the king?

The 89-year-old family-dining chain has unveiled a new store in Orlando that gives a liberal nod to the brand's past while incorporating new touches like a bakery.

The program's best went head to head for a weekend in Baltimore, with 96 teenaged teams vying for $200,000 in scholarships to continue their restaurant educations.

All 51 units of China Coast went dark on the same Tuesday morning. But that didn't stop its parent from considering other entries into the Asian market.

A Keke's unit was opened for the first time outside of Florida, to encouraging results, the company said. It sports a new look and menu, as well as alcoholic beverages.

Three years in the making, the fast casual upstart is on track to surpass pro forma projections, the company says.

Restaurant Rewind: The home of the Golden Arches has looked at ventures ranging from a piano lounge to a Disneyland-like theme park. Why is it still a single-brand operation, CosMc's aside?

Five-unit Medium Rare serves one item for one price. “It’s boring,” admits co-founder Mark Bucher, but it works.

Restaurant Rewind: The concept persisted in the fierce New York City market for 63 years, not disappearing there until 2020.

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