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Texas Roadhouse revs up Bubba’s 33

With same-store sales nearly double those of its big sister in Q4, Bubba’s intends to expand by 25% in 2020.

Emerging Brands

Famous Dave’s parent puts a spotlight on another BBQ star

The barbecue company plans to open restaurants affiliated with the next generation of sauce-slathering stars, beginning with Clark Crew BBQ.

The first Applebee's Express emphasizes takeout and delivery, with fewer seats in a smaller format.

The store is less than half the size of a traditional unit, with an emphasis on the bar and off-premise business.

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

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.

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