Future 50: Emerging Brands

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

Future 50: Emerging Brands

Duck Donuts

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

Future 50: Emerging Brands

Bluestone Lane

The chain has expanded into a number of different formats, including cafes with larger menus.

The fast-casual pizza concept takes its menu beyond just pies to include fire-roasted wings and build-your-own salads.

The funky pizza concept is known as much for its commitment to culture as it is for its oblong, thin-crust pies.

Burgerim—the country’s fastest-growing emerging chain in 2018—is upping the complexity of the traditional burger concept.

East meets South in this Vietnamese-Cajun mashup from a father-son team.

Greek food gets the Chipotle treatment at Pennsylvania-based The Simple Greek.

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

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

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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