Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

9 up-and-coming independent restaurants

The operators behind some of the top-grossing independents have turned out some new concepts.

Emerging Brands

Restaurateur Sam Fox plots a busy 2018

The Phoenix-based multiconcept operator plans to open 19 new units, including one first-time expansion, this year.

Hotels are taking risks with high-end dining. Will the gamble pay off?

Eatsa, the automat-style chain heralded as a possible solution to rising labor costs, has shuttered all but two of its locations, citing plans to retool its menu and sell its technological platform to other concepts.

The CEO finds efficiencies in a full-service/fast-casual combo model.

With U.S. restaurant sales essentially flat, more chains are capitalizing on their brand equity with forays into licensed retail products.

Express combines selections from Outback and Carrabba's into a delivery-and-takeout-only format.

The spinoff of The Capital Grille is expected to open in Washington, D.C., this month.

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