Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

The theme of new restaurant openings this fall: Abondanza

A wave of Italian concepts is coming, along with a listening bar from Sean Brock in Nashville and a foray into Miami by Tao Group Hospitality. And Gladstone's in LA is closing, but Wolfgang Puck is planning new life for the space.

Emerging Brands

3 business legends reveal their restaurant plans

Reality Check: Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, Tesla’s Elon Musk, and serial tech disruptor Marc Lore are betting they can change the restaurant industry with new ventures. Here’s a look at what they’re envisioning.

The acquisition will allow the "more mindful" Epic Burger to more than double in unit count and will bring drive-thru locations into the fold. But Meatheads will be no more.

After conquering e-commerce, the serial entrepreneur set out to fix food delivery. He created a new kind of restaurant in the process.

The celebrity chef’s Nusr-Et steakhouse chain is embracing eatertainment, while the recently closed SaltBae Burger is already plotting a U.S. comeback.

Newly unsealed court documents contend the evidence abounds, potentially complicating the legal battles involving the high-volume concept.

Writer and activist Mark Bittman is pitching a new concept called Community Kitchen that will attempt what some might say is impossible: Offering healthful food in a way that benefits the planet, pays workers well and is affordable. Can it make a profit?

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.

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.

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