Year in review

Emerging Brands

Emerging concepts to watch: Hip hop-inspired pizza; fast-casual Indian and lots of breakfast options

Chicken is also a theme, and there’s something here for vegans and robot lovers.

Leadership

Restaurant luminaries we lost in 2022

The notable passings include the deaths of chain founders, a salacious critic and the co-founder of Ronald McDonald Houses.

The transitional year turned several previously obscure segments into big gainers.

Robots, ghost kitchens and the metaverse made headlines in a turbulent year for tech companies.

Coal is too good for these restaurant industry scoundrels. Roadkill, maybe?

Tech suppliers were on the receiving end of more than 100 funding rounds or acquisitions in 2021. Here’s a look at the highlights.

A Deeper Dive: Restaurant Business editors discuss the year’s biggest stories and make predictions for 2022.

From the Editor: RB journalists covered every facet of an up-and-down year in the restaurant industry. Here is a look at some of our best journalism of 2021.

A few of these executives jumped on our radar after making a splash in 2021, while others are laying the groundwork for intriguing innovations in the years ahead.

The pandemic pushed operators to unveil a flurry of new prototypes in 2021, codifying the changes in consumer behavior brought on by the crisis in updated designs.

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