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Emerging Brands

New brands and soon-to-open concepts worth watching

Emerging Brands

5 things to know about: Southern Classic Chicken

How a 35-year-old fried chicken chain is getting prepped for franchising.

Emerging Brands

Restaurateur Sam Fox is getting into the hotel business

Fox will own, operate and manage The Global Ambassador Hotel, slated to open in the fall of 2023, in Phoenix. His company, Fox Restaurant Concepts, was acquired by The Cheesecake Factory in 2019.

A new spinoff called GR Kitchen & Taps will be paired with a hotel.

The Chicago-based multi-concept operator has a couple of restaurants in the works in the Sunshine State, with the first up being an expansion of its Mediterranean restaurant, Aba.

Josh Halpern comes to the two-unit fast-casual chicken chain from major beverage companies.

The family dining chain originally targeted urban areas for its Flip'd concept but is now expanding that to include the suburbs.

How Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken is finding success after its founder and CEO realized the concept’s complexity was setting franchisees up for failure.

Piada Italian Street Food is shaking up the way it does business as it focuses on new unit growth.

BBQ Holdings is shopping for a breakfast, pizza or "saloon" brand that it can pair with Famous Dave's and its secondary sister, Granite City.

Restaurant Business Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo joins the Buzzworthy Brands podcast to discuss promising recent signs for on-premise brands, and how they'll be forever changed by the pandemic.

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