Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

How a former Raising Cane’s exec came out of semi-retirement to get a hot dog chain on track

Dat Dog CEO Paul Tuennerman is using his next act to prepare the emerging brand for nationwide growth.

Emerging Brands

As Burgerim grew, protection for franchisees fell short

The fast-casual burger chain exploited a hole in franchise regulations, selling more than 1,200 licenses before problems became evident.

The Indian fast-casual chain recently received a venture-capital investment from a firm backed by former NFL player Joe Montana.

Hundreds of franchisees lost money betting on the Burgerim brand. Many ended up in bankruptcy. Some lost their homes. These are their stories.

Burgerim was once one of the hottest, fastest-growing brands in the U.S. Then its founder left the country, leaving behind a wreckage of unpaid workers, bankrupt franchisees and others struggling to make it work.

The pie and coffee concept is growing units while also expanding its wholesale, e-commerce and CPG segments.

Tortazo, which sells Mexican sandwiches, bowls, salads and churros, features a full bar and has plans to grow.

The Toasted Yolk is growing with a robust midday menu, classic cocktails and signature churro doughnuts.

Healthy Joe’s, a fast casual serving food cooked in a 500-degree conveyer oven, opened in New York City.

Legacy brands branched out with new concepts in 2019. Here are the ones to keep an eye on in the new year.

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