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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

2018 top independent restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Six of the nation's highest-grossing restaurants are in Washington, D.C., and range from the oldest on our ranking to a new concept from Farmers Restaurant Group called Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Emerging Brands

2018 top independent restaurants in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is home to the top-grossing restaurant in the country, Tao, along with 12 others from our ranking. Newcomer Beauty & Essex opened a Vegas location that mirrors the original in New York City.

The fast-casual chain’s new owner plans to expand the health-focused restaurant in and around Chicago after buying it from Carlisle Corp.

The Big Apple is once again home to the most independents on our Top 100 ranking, with almost a third of the list located there. Click through to see the highest-volume restaurants in New York City.

The CEO of the once-promising fast casual takes stock as he tries to steer the brand out of bankruptcy.

The bottom line for Barnes & Noble Kitchen is “awful,” the bookseller’s founder says.

The once-promising fast casual is down to just four stores.

Here’s a look at some recently opened on-trend restaurants that just might have the legs to gain ground.

Certain menu segments always rise to the top in the annual Future 50 ranking. This year, fast-growing concepts in the pizza, burger and ethnic categories were all well-represented. Find out which chains made the list.

Restaurants don’t have to be super funky to be groundbreakers.