Future 50: Emerging Brands

Restaurant Business magazine's annual ranking of the fastest-growing small chains in America

Future 50: Emerging Brands

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

Arooga’s aims for sports-loving families, balancing accessibility with a dash of the upscale.

Future 50: Emerging Brands

By Chloe

Vegan chain By Chloe launched in 2015, “when vegan food was transitioning from being weird to being cool and interesting,” says CEO Patrik Hellstrand.

The made-to-order doughnut brand is getting more deliberate about its strategy for expansion

The concept offers a meal subscription plan in addition to traditional restaurant service.

The fast-casual biscuit chain teaches all employees to make eye contact with guests and to try to connect with them.

Apple Spice is ahead of many of its competitors when it comes to catering.

Philz is a purist’s haven that offers joe brewed pour-over-style, one cup at a time.

Unlike many well-known brands in the casual-dining space, The Lost Cajun focuses on Creole cuisine.

Founders Rusty and Denise Fenton created the concept out of an abandoned gas station.

The fast casual describes its kitchen as “open-source” and “intentionally transparent,” or what a full-service rival might call a display kitchen.

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