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Future 50: Emerging Brands

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

Future 50: Emerging Brands

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Founded in Las Vegas in 1997 by friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz, Nothing Bundt Cakes combines retail bakeries with online ordering.

Future 50: Emerging Brands

Twin Peaks

“Breastaurant” Twin Peaks is a casual-dining concept that offers a varied menu complemented by cold beers.

Sarpino’s Pizzeria is a quick-service pizza chain that specializes in traditional and gourmet pizzas.

Zoës Kitchen is a chain of limited-service restaurants that offer Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches, entrees, salads and sides in a quick and casual format.

Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar is a contemporary casual-dining concept positioned as a comfortable neighborhood bar known for its fire-grilled offerings.

Rod Silva launched what would become the Muscle Maker Grill concept in 1995 when he opened a smoothie store in Colonia, New Jersey.

Jake’s Wayback Burgers is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept known for its made-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milk shakes.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is a casual-dining chain known for its varied menu and hand-crafted, barrel-aged wines made on location.

Restaurateur Danny Meyer founded Shake Shack in 2004 in New York City’s Madison Square Park.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is a quickservice frozen-dessert concept.

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