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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Punch Bowl vets buy Wagamama’s U.S. operations

Robert Cornog and Richard Flaherty plan to expand the 200-unit Asian noodle concept on this side of the Atlantic.

Emerging Brands

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.

Humble chicken salad may be an unlikely growth driver, but don’t tell this fast-casual chain.

Flight Club, with its focus on darts and high-end food and drink, breaks out from the eatertainment pack by not catering to kids and families.

At growth chain Tocaya Organica, all dishes start out plant-based, with the option to add meat and dairy items.

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

After joining The Melt as CEO in 2016, Ralph Bower is making big changes after doing a small thing: listening.

Lounge by Topgolf, which recently opened in a Seattle suburb, might allow the eatertainment chain to expand in urban markets.

Wing Squad will offer delivery from ghost kitchens via the apps of third-party services.

Angry Crab Shack is testing take-home seafood boil kits while also making sure to focus on the in-restaurant experience.

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