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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Rice-focused Fieldtrip gets a minority investment to fuel its growth

Founders Table Restaurant Group, the parent of Chopt and Dos Toros, said the money will help the three-unit chain grow in New York City and elsewhere.

Emerging Brands

Seafood boil concept Shell Shack ready to grow behind private-equity boost

The seven-unit Dallas-based chain plans to start opening five restaurants a year after its acquisition by TriSpan Partners.

The company’s new Chicago location blurs the line between delivery hub and food court. It plans to open five more in the next year.

The fast-growing breakfast-and-lunch chain took a step back to focus on existing franchisees, and the move has paid off.

The mini golf eatertainment brand, which opened its second U.S. store early this month, is slated to open five more locations next year after securing a $60 million investment last spring.

The delivery-only concept already has 165 locations across three continents thanks to Reef's large and growing kitchen network.

The Arizona-based casual-dining concept will use the funding to grow from five units to 30 over the next four years.

The six-unit fast-casual chain, known for its inventive taco fillings, is readying for initial growth around the East Coast thanks to an undisclosed investment deal from Investors Management Corporation.

The tech-enabled fast casual, which has nine locations, nabbed a $4 million cash infusion less than a year ago from industry veteran Greg Dollarhyde.

One Tortazo unit opened just before the pandemic began, but a second location of the Mexican sandwich concept recently opened in New York City. The brand said it remains bullish on urban centers despite the challenges.

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