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4 themes among this year’s fastest-growing emerging chains

This year’s Future 50 emerging restaurant concepts share many commonalities, a number of which will be discussed at the upcoming Restaurant Trends & Directions conference in Chicago.

Consumer Trends

3 trends gaining ground in September

This month, operators are breaking with tradition, or at least attempting to.

These mini trends are ones to keep an eye on—literally.

These four predictions didn't make it onto other forecast lists, but they could leave restaurants reeling.

As the weather turns colder, chains are tapping into diners’ desire for piping-hot comfort foods, while still keeping an eye on health.

Necks were so torqued by developments thus far in 2017 that a special report was warranted. Have the neck brace ready.

A look at delivery, failed comebacks and a plethora of deals that upended the industry this year.

For some restaurants, blurring the lines helps to differentiate; and for others, the lines are being blurred for them.

If we had our say, here are the trends that would vanish this year.

There’s no such thing as business as usual anymore for restaurants. So what forces can operators expect to disrupt the industry in 2017? Here's a sneak peek.

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