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Emerging Brands

IHOP fires up a new concept

Flip’d by IHOP, a fast casual, will feature many IHOP specialties adjusted for eating on the run.

Emerging Brands

Famous Dave’s gets a sister concept

The prototype for Clark Crew BBQ has opened, the first of several new concepts the company says it will unveil by Jan. 1.

The high-flying company plans to add two Jaggers units to the two that already open.

Diversification into new concepts is sweeping through casual dining in particular. Here’s a rundown of who’s trying what.

Its namesake brand will focus intently on dinner, a bid to build on the success of a new chicken line, while the parent operation tweaks Holler & Dash and works with Punch Bowl Social.

The polished-casual operator intends to stay in the high end of the casual market with a new steak and seafood venture.

The company changed its name to accommodate the launch of Clark Crew BBQ.

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It's too early to tell whether robot servers will translate into cost savings, but a few operators are embracing their automated employees.

Overhauled units have seen sales rise an average of 9%, according to its president.

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