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Emerging Restaurant Chains
Ones To Watch: Fresh to Order
As its name suggests, this Atlanta-based fast casual focuses on upscale menu items made to order for each guest
Ones To Watch: Larkburger
The brainchild of renowned chef Thomas Salamunovich, this Colorado-based brand offers burgers with complex flavors.
One to Watch: Slim Chickens
This Southern fast-casual chicken chain draws in customers by emulating the South’s soulful vibe.
Ones To Watch: Tossed
Florida-based fast casual applies the build-your-own model to salads with healthy and indulgent gourmet ingredients.
Ones To Watch: The Melt
Taking an upscale approach to a comfort-food classic, this fast casual offers wholesome options in a modern environment.
Ones To Watch: PDQ
Now expanding across the Southeast, this fast casual is an upscale player in the competitive chicken segment.
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Catching up with the brands we thought were the next big thing.
Ones To Watch: Tokyo Joe’s
Denver-based fast casual offers Asian-inspired menu with bowls, salads, and sushi.
Ones To Watch: Native Foods Café
An all-vegan fast-casual chain, Native Foods boasts chef-curated salads, sandwiches, bowls, desserts, and specialty beverages.
Ones To Watch: Planet Sub
Kansas City–based sub shop offers staple deli sandwiches alongside uncommon protein options on fresh-baked bread.
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