Submit Your Brand for the 40/40 List!

    For the last decade, fast-casual restaurants have sprung up all around the U.S. serving high-quality food in a casual setting, pushing the envelope on what is possible in a counter-service format. And since 2017, QSR magazine has recognized those emerging concepts with the 40/40 List, a report on 40 exciting fast-casual brands with fewer than 40 locations.


    QSR is now accepting submissions for the 2021 40/40 List, particularly searching for startup concepts that have withstood the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and have plans to once again expand.


    To be considered for the 40/40 List, restaurants should have more than one but fewer than 40 locations, have plans to actively scale, and have not been included on the 40/40 List in the past. The final list will be published in QSR’s February 2021 issue.


    Submit your brand's information below no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on November 11. Contact Sam Oches at with any questions.