Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

How Life Alive is working to become a wellness brand

The Ron Shaich-funded, all-organic fast casual is putting money into its interiors and building a calendar of special events to give customers more reasons to stop in.

Emerging Brands

A fast-growing beer club is boosting Lazy Dog’s sales

Next up for the casual-dining brand is a members-only club for dogs, too.

Created by accident, the Mediterranean fast casual’s “minibowls” are now drawing mega sales.

Former Food Network host Willie Degel is growing his upscale-casual concept by giving diners more reasons to stop in.

This growing fast-casual concept serves Nashville hot chicken with six hot sauce choices, from mild to “fire-in-da-hole.”

But the chain is keeping its small-town Midwestern roots, even as it expands nationally.

The chain-building pair have invested in Boqueria, which they’ll also serve as directors.

The husband-and-wife team behind this emerging fast-casual chain is gaining momentum with a hyperfocused, on-trend menu.

The fast-casual chain, formerly known as Noon Mediterranean, filed for bankruptcy last year and was bought by Elite Restaurant Group.

The fast-casual burrito chain is unlocking its secret to catering: Keep it simple.

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