Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

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Puerto Rican Sandwich Chain Arrives Stateside

2015-05-20 Puerto Rico–based El Meson Sandwiches, the island’s largest and fastest growing local chain restaurant, will open the first of five planned restaurant...

Freshii CEO Offers to Create a Unit Within McDonald's

2015-05-13 Last week when Matthew Corrin wrote an open letter to newly minted McDonalds CEO Steve Easterbrook, he wasn’t looking for a media blitz.

Burrito or Sushi? At These Two Concepts, Have Both at Once

2015-05-11 Sushi might be a popular fast-casual or carryout option, but it’s hardly conducive with on-the-go grubbing.

Steak Escape Debuts New Prototype Fast Casual

2015-05-08 Escape Enterprises of Columbus, OH introduces the Steak Escape Sandwich Grill in Hilliard, Ohio as the company's latest evolution of the fast-casual d...

Barbecue Sees a 'Healthy' Makeover in Fast Casual

2015-05-08 Barbecue brisket and pulled pork may be unlikely candidates for healthy, on-the-go fare, but Southern Concepts Restaurant Group plans to change that w...

Uncle Sam's Opens Flagship U.S. Location

2015-05-05 Today, Uncle Sam’s announced the opening of its first U.S.

PepperJax Grill Opens 30th Store Location

2015-05-05 PepperJax Grill, home of “America’s Best Philly,” recently opened its 30th store location in Blue Springs, Missouri, in early April. PepperJax Grill s...

Core Debuts As Brand New Health Food Concept

2015-05-01 Core, the active lifestyle restaurant, debuts May 6 at 7265 Buckley Road in Syracuse, New York.

Persona Pizza Co-Founder Becomes CEO

2015-04-16 Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has named Glenn Cybulski as chief executive, giving the company co-founder a bigger role in leading the brand in its next ...

Salad Grill Aims to Provide Healthful Options

2015-04-15 Coming in 2016, The Salad Grill aims to be America’s alternative quick-service drive thru for those seeking a healthy lifestyle.