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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Pickleball craze gives rise to a new form of restaurant eatertainment

Multi-acre facilities sporting multiple food and beverage outlets are springing up to provide fans of the game with a place to play, eat and drink.

Emerging Brands

How a 6-unit fast casual is behaving like a much bigger chain

Denver-based Mici Handcrafted Italian has some big-name advisors, well-oiled operations, a thriving rewards program, and it’s starting a major growth push after 17 years building its foundation.

The Toasted Yolk Cafe is going head-to-head with others in its growing full-service breakfast-lunch category.

The bright-colored drinks, studded with tapioca pearls, are social media darlings and the segment is growing fast. But will supply chain challenges get in the way?

The 50-unit chain is breaking sales records with a proven concept and some pandemic-era adaptations.

The fast casual, with two former Chipotle Mexican Grill execs in its C-suite, said it doesn’t want to be the “Chipotle of pizza,” although there are some notable similarities.

Savory Fund launches $1M contest for independent restaurants

The latest episode of the “Buzzworthy Brands” podcast features Michael Goldberg, CEO of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, which recently made a major investment in three-unit hot chicken concept Bangin’ Buns.

It's the latest major growth push for the pizza chain, which is also planning to launch thousands of robotic pizza kiosks.

Lots of money has flowed into emerging hot chicken chains in recent weeks as the Gen Z-friendly segment readies for massive growth.

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