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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Famous Dave’s parent puts a spotlight on another BBQ star

The barbecue company plans to open restaurants affiliated with the next generation of sauce-slathering stars, beginning with Clark Crew BBQ.

Emerging Brands

How a former Popeyes exec is transforming a 7-unit fast casual

After joining The Melt as CEO in 2016, Ralph Bower is making big changes after doing a small thing: listening.

Wing Squad will offer delivery from ghost kitchens via the apps of third-party services.

Lounge by Topgolf, which recently opened in a Seattle suburb, might allow the eatertainment chain to expand in urban markets.

Angry Crab Shack is testing take-home seafood boil kits while also making sure to focus on the in-restaurant experience.

Dat Dog CEO Paul Tuennerman is using his next act to prepare the emerging brand for nationwide growth.

The fast-casual burger chain exploited a hole in franchise regulations, selling more than 1,200 licenses before problems became evident.

The Indian fast-casual chain recently received a venture-capital investment from a firm backed by former NFL player Joe Montana.

Hundreds of franchisees lost money betting on the Burgerim brand. Many ended up in bankruptcy. Some lost their homes. These are their stories.

Burgerim was once one of the hottest, fastest-growing brands in the U.S. Then its founder left the country, leaving behind a wreckage of unpaid workers, bankrupt franchisees and others struggling to make it work.

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