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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Elite Restaurant Group finalizes purchase of Noon Mediterranean

The group is eyeing two other restaurant acquisitions in coming months, according to its president.

Emerging Brands

Top 100 Independents sneak peek

This preview highlights one of the biggest trends to emerge from this year’s ranking.

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.

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 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.

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

The Big Apple is once again home to the most independents on our Top 100 ranking, with almost a third of the list located there. Click through to see the highest-volume restaurants in New York City.

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.

Here’s how some of the newest hotel-based restaurants and bars are working to attract a crowd beyond those staying upstairs.

The eatertainment chain’s The Works Kitchen features a modern American menu designed by a Guy Fieri collaborator.

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