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Ones To Watch: Luke’s Lobster
Maine-inspired fast casual works with fishermen to deliver the freshest catches.
Standout Store: Mondo Taco
The Santa Monica, California, restaurant is on a mission to redefine the taco experience.
Ones To Watch: Tom + Chee
Grilled cheese gets an upgrade with “fancy” breads, cheeses, and even a doughnut adaptation.
Across the country, community cafés are using flexible pricing to feed the hungry and rebuild communities.
Standout Store: Bull City Burger & Brewery
Durham, North Carolina's Bull City Burger & Brewery serves up premium burgers in a fast-casual setting while also brewing up its own beers.
Ones to Watch: CREAM
The humble ice cream sandwich gets super premium at California-based CREAM.
Start to Finish: Kathleen Wood
The co-owner of Suzy’s Swirl talks about the importance of establishing her concept as a neighborhood gathering spot.
Ones to Watch: Billy Sims BBQ
Heisman Trophy winner is off and running with fast-casual barbecue concept.
Standout Store: JJ’s Red Hots
Charlotte, North Carolina, brand dresses up the classic hot dog.
Ones To Watch: Cava Mezze Grill
This spinoff from a full-serve tapas bar applies the build-your-own platform to Mediterranean staples.
Puerto Rican Sandwich Chain Arrives Stateside
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
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
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
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
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
Today, Uncle Sam’s announced the opening of its first U.S.
PepperJax Grill Opens 30th Store Location
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
Core, the active lifestyle restaurant, debuts May 6 at 7265 Buckley Road in Syracuse, New York.
Persona Pizza Co-Founder Becomes CEO
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
Coming in 2016, The Salad Grill aims to be America’s alternative quick-service drive thru for those seeking a healthy lifestyle.
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