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.

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.

The fast-casual salad chain turned one of its units into a grocery store, selling local produce and other items.

There are some well-known names behind the hotel-based concepts on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.

Ten Italian concepts made this year's ranking.

Seafood concepts on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking span the country.

More than 30 steakhouses made this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.

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