Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

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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.

Canadian Poutine Concept Eyes American Markets

2015-04-10 Smoke’s Poutinerie, the colorful cult brand that has achieved icon status for its twist on Canada’s classic fries, cheese curds, and gravy, is poised ...

Moo Cluck Moo Founder to Rethink Pizza at PieQ

2015-04-07 Brian Parker, cofounder of Michigan-based Moo Cluck Moo, has already retooled the idea of a responsible restaurant through his better-burger chain, wh...

Next-Gen Ice Cream Brand Coolhaus Debuts in Kroger

2015-03-30 Los Angeles–based sweets brand Coolhaus has extended its customer reach through a new partnership with Kroger grocery stores.

An Inside Scoop on Dugg Burger

2015-03-27 There’s something new under the sun in the better-burger category, and it’s as simple as digging out the bun.

Sweetgreen Upgrades Spring Menu with Salmon

2015-03-25 Sweetgreen has upped the ante on its premium salads with the addition of salmon.

Soupman Inc. Opens New Delicatessen Concept

2015-03-20 Soupman Inc., the parent company of the Original SoupMan, opened its newest restaurant, the Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill at the Ro...

Salsa Fiesta Tests Half Limited, Half Full-Service Model

2015-03-16 When Salsa Fiesta opened its sixth domestic location last month, it rolled out a hybrid service model: quick serve for weekday lunches and full-servic...

The Pie Hole Launches Global Franchise Program

2015-03-10 The Pie Hole, the Los Angeles–based pie and coffee concept, announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program.