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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Full-service concepts elbowing into fast casual

Frequent past failures haven't discouraged full-service chains from trying fast-casual concepts. Here's a look at the latest experiments.

Emerging Brands

8 new concepts we’re eyeing

This latest openings roundup includes a new prototype from Panda Express, a counter-service steakhouse and the newest concept from Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Restaurant Business’ latest openings roundup includes outposts from international chains, restaurants specializing in ethnic fare, plus more to keep an eye on, including a revamped Planet Hollywood.

A Hooters with flat-chested staffers and no table service was just one of the startling new concepts to emerge this week. Here's a rundown of ventures that merit a look.

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has turned to coffee for its latest area of opportunity, announcing an undisclosed investment and strategic alliance with Joe Coffee. Here’s a closer look at Joe Coffee and how the chain plans to tap into USHG’s resources to further grow its business.

The number of food halls in the U.S. is set to double by 2020, thanks to the combination of increasing restaurant rents and a rise in foodie culture (particularly among millennials). Here’s a look at some food halls expected to launch in 2017, from San Francisco to Raleigh, N.C.

Chef Jose Garces—named one of RB’s Power 20 operators last year for his local empire—switched gears with an Italian concept in Philadelphia called 24 Wood Fired Fare.

Billed as the "Biggest Opening of 2016" when it launched in December, SingleThread is a fine-dining concept dedicated to the details, from an in-depth surveillance system to condensationless water cups.

These industry veterans are aiming for another hit with updates of what brought them success.

The founders of California Pizza Kitchen switched gears with their new opening, an upscale casual-dining seafood restaurant. Here's a look at the concept, and how they plan to use their real estate connections to expand nationwide.