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Emerging Brands

5 new concepts from proven operators


The grilled chicken sandwich is in test starting Monday in two markets, while other menu items roll out nationally for summer.

Every June, David Chang’s fast casual offers a sandwich LTO to support the LGBTQIA+ community. The Sashay Filet Biscuit is the latest.

The Bottom Line: Among the biggest limited-service chains, Raising Cane’s and Chick-fil-A have performed best over the past decade at growing unit volumes when adjusted for inflation.

Industry executives are confident in their ability to withstand a recession. But whether they're seeing a consumer shift now depends on who you ask.