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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

5 things to know about: Chi’lantro BBQ

How a Korean-Mexican fast casual got back in touch with its food truck roots to navigate the pandemic.

Emerging Brands

Two industry vets partner to grow Mandola’s Italian Kitchen

Paul Avery, former president and COO of Outback Steakhouse, and Damian Mandola, co-founder of Carrabba’s, have big plans for the fast-casual concept.

How a mission-driven taco concept shook up its under-utilized drive-thrus during a crisis.

How the fast-casual chicken wing chain is preparing for growth amid the coronavirus crisis.

With its increased focus on dinner, the c-store chain stakes out a daypart typically dominated by restaurants. 

The high-volume chain plans to open a restaurant providing self-service as well as table service, for beer and food. New technology will be the enabler.

The Hatchery will feature an array of chicken items in a limited-service format with an emphasis on to-go.

Brinker International's first venture is already generating sales at the rate of $150 million a year, and several more brands are in test.

The Cumberland Farms c-store chain is introducing an in-store bakery-cafe featuring freshly made foods and coffees.

Not coincidentally, his new virtual venture may add to his success, too.

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