Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

C3 turns an online sausage shop into a virtual restaurant

Snap-O-Razzo gained a cult following selling hot dogs online. The digital restaurant company wants to take it further.

Emerging Brands

Slim & Husky’s prepares to take its hip hop-inspired pizza concept to a broader stage

Three friends are building a fast-casual brand around oblong pizza, music, art and outrageous cinnamon rolls.

This offshoot of the full-service Tony Roma’s barbecue brand is designed for nontraditional and smaller spaces.

Here are the notable independent restaurants coming (and going) across the country in October and November.

The fast-casual chains will be operated by newly created operating platform Convive Brands.

The Smashburger co-founder and former McDonald’s executive is behind Tom’s Watch Bar, an upgraded sports bar concept that is coming, quickly, to a city near you.

The Texas-based chain puts an upscale twist on the classic game, serving up scratch-made fare, signature cocktails and an “exceptional” experience it hopes will inspire guests to linger

Guests can harvest the produce if they want to cook in their in-room kitchens. The herbs and vegetables will also garnish the complimentary breakfast service.

Doug Thompson will become CEO of the five-unit brand he is buying with well-known restaurant investors Bruckman, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and Rosser Capital Partners.

Sales at the Chicago-based chain are up double-digits this year, fueling big expansion plans.

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