Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

4 types of hot restaurant concepts muscling their way into the Top 500

Past rankings showed inroads being made by cookie concepts, drive-thru drink brands and a new wave of salad specialists. What sort of restaurants are this year's standout rookies?

Emerging Brands

Scott Taylor hits the ground running as CEO of Cherry Bounce Hospitality

The industry veteran with a knack for scaling full-service brands is bringing his expertise to three Southeastern mainstays and is on the hunt for more.

Resources and management's attention will be focused on a rejuvenation of the company's namesake brand, whose traffic is down 20% year to date, executives told Wall Street Thursday.

These small concepts are still proving out their ideas, but each shows promise as a potential candidate for the next generation of emerging chains.

The development agreements represent a return to unit growth for the fast-casual Mexican chain under new owner Dine Brands, the parent of Applebee's and IHOP.

Farmesa's healthful bowl menu was tested but CEO Brian Niccol said the company is focused on growing Chipotle into an iconic brand.

A Pagoda by P.F. Chang's is operating in a suburban New York shopping mall. It's the chain's third crack at a fast-casual spinoff.

The full-service chicken wing chain this week opened its 100th Go location and has franchisee commitments to open nearly 600 more of the takeout-focused restaurants.

Squeeze In is known for omelets, generously boozy brunch cocktails and a joyfully wacky community vibe. Here's how the two sisters who own the brand plan to reach 100 units within a decade.

Chicago-based eatertainment chain Punch Bowl Social has acquired two new brands that it plans to grow. One is karaoke-concept Voicebox and the other is an immersive art experience called Sweet Tooth Hotel. Both have cocktail bars.

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