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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

This Houston drive-thru restaurant just won $1M

Single-unit Vietnamese concept Saigon Hustle was the winner of the Million Dollar Restaurant Launch sponsored by Mercato Partners’ Savory Fund.

Emerging Brands

Snooze launches a convenience-driven virtual breakfast concept

Called Bodegga, the limited-menu venture is positioned as an upscale alternative to grab-and-go a.m. meals.

The Arizona restaurateur is finally ready to add locations of Detroit-style Fly Bye and full-service Doughbird after running them as single units for years.

The Nobel Prize-nominated chef and the former president waged a legal battle over a restaurant in the Old Post Office building, after Trump made disparaging comments about immigrants.

The 33-unit fast casual known for its creative tacos will move into an office space about five times bigger than its current one later this year.

Self-service cases mean big average checks at Paris Baguette, which is rolling out a new prototype to spotlight its top-selling cakes.

The plant-based burger concept will use the money to beef up its C-suite and fuel its expansion, CEO and founder Pinky Cole said.

Drive-thrus and a super-simple menu propelled Hawaiian Bros. Island Grill into the Top 500, with year-over-year sales growth of 172%.

Greg Willman was the Middle Eastern concept’s first franchisee in March 2020. Now, he’s the chain’s CEO and owner as it works to rebuild.

The c-store chain known for its food expects to reach about 1,800 locations by the end of the decade, its CEO said.

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