Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

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Larkburger Giving Away Milkshakes for Anniversary

2016-12-02 Colorado-based burger concept Larkburger announced it will celebrate its 10th anniversary by raising a glass to its fans across Colorado.

Baltimore’s Food Hall R. House Set to Open December 8

2016-11-30 On December 8, the doors to one of the country’s most anticipated food halls will open in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood.

Could This Be The Next Big Burrito Franchise?

2016-11-29 In Mikey Wetzel’s calculation, the fast casual burrito frontier might be a competitive and crowded place, but it is far from cramped.

Billy Sims BBQ Launches New Fast Casual Concept

2016-11-28 Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of Legendary Q Brands, the franchisor of Billy Sims BBQ, is launching a new fast casual concept, named tacocue america...

Dog Haus Signs Deal to Open Over 300 New Locations

2016-10-18 Dog Haus, a celebrated Pasadena, California-based gourmet hot dog, sausage, and burger concept, announced a development agreement with American Develo...

Rapidly Expanding VERTS Set to Make East Coast Debut

2016-10-11 After 33 restaurant openings and $35 million in funding in only five years, leading fast-casual chain VERTS Mediterranean Grill will touch down on the...

Grabbagreen Opens in Greensboro, North Carolina

2016-10-06 Grabbagreen, an Arizona-based fast-casual restaurant concept known for their fresh and healthy alternative to fast food, is making waves across the U.

Willie Jewell’s Headed to New Hampshire in October

2016-09-12 Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q, the fast-casual spinoff from the 67-year-veteran Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q concept, is headed North to the Granite State.

Firenza Pizza Unveils North Carolina Expansion Plan

2016-09-07 After signing a development deal in July that will bring five new units to the Charlotte area, Firenza Pizza, a fast-casual restaurant that offers cus...

Elevation Burger Founders Invest in New Pizzeria Concept

2016-09-06 Started as a food truck in 2007, today Pupatella is a favorite Neapolitan Pizzeria among Northern Virginians, winning loyal fans with its classic arti...