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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Milk Bar secures funding to grow units and retail operations

Milk Bar, the dessert concept that began as part of the Momofuku restaurant group before spinning off on its own, has secured another round of funding.

Emerging Brands

Is this cannabis cafe the restaurant of the future?

Lowell Farms has navigated a number of regulatory hoops to open what’s billed as the country’s first marijuana restaurant.

Chick N Max, founded by an industry vet, sells chicken fried and smoked—and even has its own in-store radio station.

10-year-old Sushi Sake is standardizing its operations as it opens its doors to franchisees.

The acquisition provides a standout operator with a standing concept-development lab.

Junzi Kitchen, which recently received $5 million in an early funding round, is looking at ghost kitchens and other outside-the-box models to fuel its growth.

The fast-casual salad concepts will continue to operate under their own brands, with Darden Coors as CEO of the newly formed Salad Collective banner.

The grocery chain, which is expanding its full-service restaurant concept, opened a food hall at a new store in downtown Cincinnati.

Bill Phelps is now the CEO of Dave’s Hot Chicken, a growing fast casual selling spicy chicken tenders and sliders.

The growing “pour house” brand is finding success with local brews, comprehensive employee training and an expanding events business.

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