Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

As pot culture goes mainstream, Cheba Hut looks to grow—and grow up

The toasted sub concept is adding units through franchising while looking to appeal to a wider demographic.

Emerging Brands

By Chloe plots its growth by building a data warehouse

This first installment of Buzzworthy Brands, a new weekly feature on growth chains, highlights vegan fast-casual concept By Chloe.

Chicago’s thriving dining scene is full of restaurants to scout after a long day at the Show. Here are some of the newest additions.

A Washington, D.C., developer acquired the fast-casual concept’s assets via auction and plans to reopen several units this year.

Ron Lynch is now serving gumbo and jambalaya at VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen in Tempe, Ariz.

The fast-casual hot dog chain explains why it has partnered with virtual kitchen startup Kitchen United to add 25 “ghost” units by the end of 2020.

These chains grew sales enough to make it onto this year’s ranking.

Hiring ahead of the growth is the secret to the brand keeping pace, its CEO says.

The emerging fast-casual chain plans to add units and grow its delivery service.

The emerging chain is now called Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken.

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