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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

5 things to know about: Atomic Wings

How the fast-casual chicken wing chain is preparing for growth amid the coronavirus crisis.

Emerging Brands

Wawa is testing a new dinner menu

With its increased focus on dinner, the c-store chain stakes out a daypart typically dominated by restaurants. 

The high-volume chain plans to open a restaurant providing self-service as well as table service, for beer and food. New technology will be the enabler.

The Hatchery will feature an array of chicken items in a limited-service format with an emphasis on to-go.

Brinker International's first venture is already generating sales at the rate of $150 million a year, and several more brands are in test.

The Cumberland Farms c-store chain is introducing an in-store bakery-cafe featuring freshly made foods and coffees.

Not coincidentally, his new virtual venture may add to his success, too.

Twelve chains from last year's ranking outgrew the list. Where are they now?

Here are 10 currents arising from this year’s list.

The fast-casual burger brand continues to grow through strong leadership and innovation.

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