Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

industry headlines

This Chef-Driven Brand Blends Cuisines, Service Models

2016-08-04 Blending, mixing, infusing—whatever you want to call it, foodservice has embraced fusion cuisine with open arms.

Better Brands To Launch Upbeet in Atlanta

2016-08-02 Better Brands is introducing Upbeet, its new fast-casual restaurant brand serving fresh, customizable food made with local and organic ingredients in ...

Bubbakoo's Hits 10 with New Silverton, NJ, Store

2016-07-25 Bubbakoo’s Burritos announced the opening of its 10th location.

Farmers Launches New Food Truck Insurance Policy

2016-07-25 Farmers Insurance, one of the nation’s largest multiline insurer groups, has announced the launch of a food truck policy, marking the company’s first ...

HMSHost Debuts Empire Roadside BBQ Food Truck

2016-07-25 In time for the summer travel rush, global restaurateur HMSHost has introduced a new food truck to serve motorists and families road-tripping on the m...

Is a Bigger Menu Better? This L.A. Fast Casual Thinks So

2016-07-25 Many a fast casual has been catapulted to success by doing one (or two) things really well.

NPD Group Finds Meal Kit Delivery Services Lack Demand

2016-07-20 There is a lot of buzz around meal kit delivery services, like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, but the buzz may be greater than those who currently use the...

Fast Casual Taja Indian Signs First Franchise Deal

2016-06-21 Taja Indian, a Denver based fast-casual Indian restaurant concept has signed a three-franchise location agreement in Houston, Texas.

Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen Spices Up Brooklyn

2016-06-17 Chef and television personality Carla Hall and partner Evan Darnell open Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen—a fast casual serving Nashville-style hot chick...