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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

4 just-opened fast casuals from full-service restaurants

Experienced operators try their hand at innovation in this still-blooming sector.

Emerging Brands

5 game-changing concepts of 2017

Truly innovative concepts—those that find solutions to perennial problems like rising real estate and labor costs—are rare birds indeed. Here’s a look at some of the game-changers that opened in 2017.

Food halls are a low-risk incubator for young concepts.

Eataly Chicago closed its doors for a day just a week after opening in December. Why? Not even the operators foresaw how popular it would be.

The convenience store chain launches a fast-casual taco concept and bar.

How operators are revisiting this iconic style to shake up full service.

New president will also work to revamp the concept’s technology.

A Mediterranean concept adjusts operations to fit the nontraditional footprint.

Here’s an early peek at just-opened food halls, as well as those on the horizon for late this year and into 2018.

Unlike similar concepts, Meyer isn’t trading on three-minute pies.

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