Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

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Panda Express Becomes Shareholder in Just Salad

2016-02-11 Just Salad, the eco­friendly salad brand with 27 locations in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Dubai, announced that Panda Restaurant Group Inc.

Nashville Hot Concept Opens in Cincinnati

2016-02-10 Nashville Hot is bringing authentic Nashville-style hot chicken to Greater Cincinnati beginning this weekend.

Dumpling Concept PACKED Debuts in Chicago

2016-02-09 After weathering several months of delays, classically trained Chicago Chef Mike Sheerin (Lutèce, Atlas, Jean-Georges, WD-50, Blackbird, Trenchermen, ...

Golden Chick and Heff's Burgers Team Up in Texas

2016-02-09 Golden Chick, the popular Texas-based chicken brand known for its crispy Golden Tenders and hand-rubbed Golden Roast chicken, teamed up with Heff’s Bu...

Vegan Fast-Casual HipCityVeg Plans New Units in Philly, D.C.

2016-02-04 This spring HipCityVeg is sprouting more than ever before.

Piada Italian Street Food Opens Second North Texas Unit

2016-02-02 Piada Italian Street Food will debut its second location in North Texas at the Alliance Town Center in North Fort Worth on April 1.

Naf Naf Grill Targets Minneapolis

2016-02-02 Due to residents’ favorable response to the shawarma, pita, hummus, and fries, Naf Naf Grill is pleased to announce it is doubling its Minneapolis pre...

Pincho Factory Plans to Take Miami by Storm

2016-02-02 Dreamt up at a backyard barbecue and launched on a shoestring budget in an off-the-beaten location in Westchester, Florida, in 2010, Pincho Factory is...

Le Pain Quotidien Founder Creates 'Botanical' Concept

2016-02-01 Le Botaniste, a botanical-based, apothecary-inspired restaurant, opens today in New York City.