Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

industry headlines

The Founder of Umami Burger is Starting a Coffee Revolution

2017-08-31 From burgers to pizza to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Adam Fleischman has found ways to elevate ubiquitous foods to new territories.

Team Behind Native Grill & Wings Launches Fast Casual

2017-06-16 Guidepost 13—a brand-new “quick craft casual” restaurant concept featuring customized oven-grilled wings, tenders, and flatbreads, along with self-ser...

Café d'Avignon Opens Second Store in Brooklyn

2017-06-16 Pain d’Avignon was founded in 1992 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by a group of childhood friends.

Former McDonald's CEO Invests in Pizza Fast Casual

2017-05-23 Cleveland Avenue LLC, a Chicago-based accelerator that strategically invests in innovative, consumer-focused restaurant, food, and beverage concepts, ...

New Mediterranean Fast Casual to Debut in Georgia

2017-04-07 Shami Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh, homemade Mediterranean fare served quickly, will open in Sandy Springs, Georgia, next month.

How Tender Greens is Disrupting Fast Casual

2017-03-02 The fast-casual industry is due for some disruption.

Slapfish Moves In On Utah

2017-02-27 Slapfish will open its newest location in Lehi. The first location in Utah is slated to open its doors at 3320 N.

Four Foods Groups Acquires the Soda Shop

2017-02-24 Four Foods Group (FFG)—a rapidly growing restaurant development, investment, and management company—today announced that it has acquired the Soda Shop...

Slapfish Creator Introduces Two New Concepts

2017-02-24 Chef Andrew Gruel, television personality and founder of Slapfish Restaurant Group, announces the launch of Two Birds and Butterleaf, two new exciting...

A Split From Conventional Fast Casual

2017-02-21 Like Madonna, Cher, Beyoncé, and countless others before them, the Good Food Guys realized that, sometimes, one name is simply all you need. ...