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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

The Brass Tap

This gastropub, whose FSC Franchise Co. parent also owns Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, serves 80 local and craft beers in a neighborhood-style environment. In an effort to keep its menu exciting, the Brass Tap ha...

Future 50: Emerging Brands

Johnny’s Pizza House

Johnny Huntsman opened Johnny’s Pizza House in 1967, a time when pizza parlor chains scarcely existed in northern Louisiana. By the 1980s the...

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

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits is a contemporary casual-dining concept with a varied menu anchored by a collection of signature wood-fired pizzas.

Hurricane Grill & Wings first blew open its doors in April 1995 at the original location overlooking the ocean in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Hurricane Grill & Wings is a casual-dining, island-themed concept with an eco-friendly focus.

With 20 varieties of bagels made daily from scratch, cake-like muffins and coffee, Big Apple Bagels offer customers casual but comfortable dining in over 100 locations throughout the country.

Since 1991, Kabuki’s mission has been to be the “best Japanese restaurant” in southern California with innovative design and enticing menus. They have invested in differentiating their beverage program with a Master Sake Sommelier.

Fred and Jim Parker’s grandfather, a trail drive cowboy and chili aficionado, introduced them to chili as children. Their first chili-centric unit opened in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1983 when Fred, a graphic artist, created a restaurant from a design project. The chain, described as “Depression era chili parlors” with a pool hall in the back, is franchised by F&K Management. A new unit is opening in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Named to The Best of Las Vegas list by the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2013, 50-year-old Roberto’s has established itself as a leading Mexican chain in southern Nevada and in and around its hometown of San Diego.

The Habit Burger Grill is a limited-service chain specializing in its signature charburgers. The chain attracts a wide range of customers, from families and college students to business professionals grabbing a burger on their lunch breaks.

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