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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

2018 top independent seafood restaurants

Seafood concepts on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking span the country.

Emerging Brands

2018 top independent steak restaurants

More than 30 steakhouses made this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.

These are the independent restaurants that made the cut for the first time.

Amid shake-ups in fast casuals, the emerging concept prepares to nearly triple in size.

Many of Florida's top-grossing restaurants are located near water, and quite a few specialize in seafood, from crab to sushi. Here are the restaurants that made this year's list.

The 10 California restaurants on this year's list are clustered primarily around Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here are the top-grossing restaurants in the state.

Fifteen of the country's highest-grossing independents are located in Chicago and the surrounding area, an increase of three from last year's list. The number is bolstered by a group of steakhouse newcomers including Maple & Ash, RPM Steak and Swift & Sons.

Six of the nation's highest-grossing restaurants are in Washington, D.C., and range from the oldest on our ranking to a new concept from Farmers Restaurant Group called Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Las Vegas is home to the top-grossing restaurant in the country, Tao, along with 12 others from our ranking. Newcomer Beauty & Essex opened a Vegas location that mirrors the original in New York City.

The fast-casual chain’s new owner plans to expand the health-focused restaurant in and around Chicago after buying it from Carlisle Corp.