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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Chicago restaurants to scout in 2018

In town for the National Restaurant Association show? Here are some Chicago concepts to check out for good food and great business ideas.

Emerging Brands

Diversity takes center stage at 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards

Highlands Bar & Grill and JuneBaby were among the big winners at this year's ceremony.

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

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.

With U.S. restaurant sales essentially flat, more chains are capitalizing on their brand equity with forays into licensed retail products.

Express combines selections from Outback and Carrabba's into a delivery-and-takeout-only format.

The spinoff of The Capital Grille is expected to open in Washington, D.C., this month.

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