The Future 50

A Restaurant Business Report sponsored by: Bush’s Best

Over the dozen years that Restaurant Business has presented the Future 50, simple, easy-to-understand food—pizza, tacos—has dominated the list of fastest-growing small concepts. This year, new cuisines are rising to the top, signaling increasing acceptance of different ingredients, flavors and formats.

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Future 50: The Ranking

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How the research works

The Future 50 is a measure of the fastest-growing concepts with annual sales between $25 million and $50 million. Data is compiled by Technomic. Rankings are based on percent change in units from 2015 to 2016. Unit counts are as of Dec. 31, 2016. When information was not provided, Technomic estimated sales based on public data, comparable concepts, market and other factors. Visit Technomic's Digital Resource Library.

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