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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Romacorp Inc. readies the new fast-casual Bones & Burgers

This offshoot of the full-service Tony Roma’s barbecue brand is designed for nontraditional and smaller spaces.

Emerging Brands

Openings and Closings: Kwame Onwuachi hits New York City; Joy in Washington, D.C.; and Manresa to go out with a bang

Here are the notable independent restaurants coming (and going) across the country in October and November.

The fast-casual chains will be operated by newly created operating platform Convive Brands.

The Smashburger co-founder and former McDonald’s executive is behind Tom’s Watch Bar, an upgraded sports bar concept that is coming, quickly, to a city near you.

The Texas-based chain puts an upscale twist on the classic game, serving up scratch-made fare, signature cocktails and an “exceptional” experience it hopes will inspire guests to linger

Guests can harvest the produce if they want to cook in their in-room kitchens. The herbs and vegetables will also garnish the complimentary breakfast service.

Doug Thompson will become CEO of the five-unit brand he is buying with well-known restaurant investors Bruckman, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and Rosser Capital Partners.

Sales at the Chicago-based chain are up double-digits this year, fueling big expansion plans.

The Texas-based companies are equal partners in franchisor Earth Burger Global, which kicks off next month.

IHOP franchisee-turned-entrepreneur Adenah Bayoh wants to pay homage to a type of culture and food often overlooked but in great demand.

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