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1,131 dishes, 17 days: 5 concepts worth watching

When you visit 92 restaurants in 17 days (that’s more than five a day if you’re counting), as Gordon Food Service Corporate Consulting Chef Gerry Ludwig did, it’s a rare thing for one of those restaurants—let alone several—to stand out. To avoid getting lost in the crowd, it takes a truly distinctive hook and a cutting-edge approach to the menu, in addition to delicious food and top-notch service.

Here are five recent concept launches Ludwig encountered during his journey to conduct research on menu and restaurant trends. Whether they’re within your same segment or not, they’re ones to watch.

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