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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

The Biscuit Bar is finding dough in comfort food

The husband-and-wife team behind this emerging fast-casual chain is gaining momentum with a hyperfocused, on-trend menu.

Emerging Brands

Daphne’s Mediterranean shutters all 11 of its Texas units

The fast-casual chain, formerly known as Noon Mediterranean, filed for bankruptcy last year and was bought by Elite Restaurant Group.

The fast-casual burrito chain is unlocking its secret to catering: Keep it simple.

Hundreds of emerging-chain operators and others gathered this week in Los Angeles for the 2019 Restaurant Directions conference. Speakers offered guidance for those in the midst of trying to grow young brands.

The full-service, health-focused chain—founded by restaurateur Sam Fox and wellness guru Dr. Andrew Weil more than a decade ago—is also launching a standalone cocktail/juice bar in Las Vegas.

The farm-to-table concept, which is expanding, launching a delivery service and opening a culinary training center, says its new name better reflects that it’s “more than a restaurant.”

Chain executives share what’s fueling change.

From home goods purveyors to luxury car companies, a new crop of shops is hoping on-site restaurants will lure shoppers and keep them inside.

The small chain, known for its Instagrammable Crazy Shakes, is forging big partnerships and an aggressive growth plan.

These are the brands that have moved beyond the emerging chain ranking, along with those poised to make the list next year.

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