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Predicting the top restaurant trends for 2020

RB’s editors look ahead at what operators can expect from the industry in the new year.


Restaurant trends we wish would go away

From freak shakes to food halls, here are the industry trends RB editors want to disappear.

RB editors weigh in on the year's defining traits.

A few trends emerged in this year’s list of top menu additions, including shareable entree options and a focus on seafood.

Hotels are hot spots for top-earning restaurants.

Italian concepts saw a slight jump on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking.

Seafood concepts on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking span the country.

High-end steak concepts continue to be extremely prevalent in this year’s ranking.

Thirteen restaurants made their debuts on RB's list of the top 100 independent restaurants this year.

The fast casual was honored, along with Wingstop and 7-Eleven, by the editors of Restaurant Business at the FSTEC conference.

Hundreds of emerging-chain operators and others gathered this week in Los Angeles for the 2019 Restaurant Directions conference. Speakers offered guidance for those in the midst of trying to grow young brands.

Chicago’s thriving dining scene is full of restaurants to scout after a long day at the Show. Here are some of the newest additions.

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