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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

After ‘Shark Tank’ win, is Press Waffle Co. ready to grow?

The concept’s founders are hoping to hit it big with their small-footprint chain.

Emerging Brands

Will restaurants’ next big competitor be 7-Eleven?

The convenience store chain launches a fast-casual taco concept and bar.

Smalls Sliders, backed by a group including NFL star Drew Brees, is scheduled to open its first unit this summer with dreams of national expansion.

The restaurant brand should begin appearing on campuses as soon as next school year.

After more than three decades, the casual-dining concept is getting smarter—but doubling down on its saucy roots.

Porch Swing offers “polished comfort food” and marks Swad’s return to the restaurant business.

The second unit of Chicken Guy is slated to open this spring.

The two companies will become health-focused Modern Restaurant Concepts, with plans for nationwide expansion.

These foodservice businesses recently took off with funding from the TV show’s investors.

The 10-unit chain just signed its first operator, with plans to accelerate its expansion.

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