Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

Wing Zone debuts new concept with hot chicken

The new Wing Zone Hot Chicken and Wings is described as a next-generation variation designed for off premise, with hot chicken tenders and a sandwich along with new flavors for bone-in wings.

Emerging Brands

Pizzerias face growing competition from convenience stores

Wawa and Casey’s are upping their pizza games, threatening to take share from other pizza players.

The amount was not disclosed, but the investment will allow the soon-to-be four-unit eatertainment venue to expand to more markets.

Several forces are coming together to push Indian mainstream through the fast-casual model after years of fits and starts. But the major players are going slow, following a path of smart growth.

The business of frozen custard is taking off. But the fast-growing Andy's believes that it has a lot more staying power than previous dessert booms.

The fast-growing Japanese brand wants to bring sushi to the American masses by outsourcing much of the work to machines.

Parent company CEC Entertainment recently opened a fast-casual version, Peter Piper Pizzeria, in a bid to differentiate itself from sister chain Chuck E. Cheese.

A dark-and-moody seafood spot opens in San Francisco; Harry's takes its beef Wellington to Florida; and TikTok star Tue Nguyen lands a partnership with The H.wood Group in Los Angeles.

Doherty Enterprises has signed on to bring the Asian concept to the Greater New York City area.

After some brand tinkering and a little help from Netflix, the chain has Americans hooked on its “best of the best quality” Korean fried chicken.

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