Top Emerging Concepts News

Island Fine Poké Plans for Opening in Venice, Florida

As quick-service restaurants grow in popularity, Island Fin Poké Co. is taking their poké concept to the next level. The Florida-based fast-casual restaurant, known for its fresh ingredients and bold flavors, is set to elevate the poké experience with the grand opening of its 25th location in Nokomis, Venice, FL on December 11. What makes […]

Yampa Sandwich Company Opening in Denver

Yampa Sandwich Company, the fast-casual premium sandwich restaurant with six locations in Colorado, announces the opening dates for its two new Denver-area locations. The Jefferson Market shop will open on Thursday, December 7, and the Walnut Creek location is set to open its doors to guests in mid-December (official date will be confirmed shortly). The […]

The Habit Burger Grill Opens First Mobile Pickup Lane

The Habit Burger Grill announced their new grand opening in Garden Grove, the second in the city, located at 13236 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843. Their famous “Habit Hospitality” will be served to the public starting Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Additionally, the new restaurant will launch the company’s first Mobile Pickup Lane—a groundbreaking feature […]

Smalls Sliders to Open First Mississippi-Based Restaurant

Smalls Sliders, dubbed one of the fastest-growing quick-service concepts this year, announced that its newest location is set to open in Flowood on December 7. The location is locally owned and operated by Matt Gallagher and his two sons, Matthew and Zack.  Featuring both drive-thru and walk-up ordering, the brand’s newest Can will be located at 109 E Pineview Dr., just off of […]

Graze Craze Opens First Stores in France and Australia

Graze Craze, the leading franchise within the graze style food category, announced that it has expanded its brand footprint internationally, planting its first-ever locations in Australia and France. The rapidly growing charcuterie concept, which opened its first franchise location in January 2022, has now surpassed 50 locations systemwide with 175 more in the pipeline to […]

Ziggi’s Coffee Plan s to Add 50 stores in Greater Atlanta Area

Ziggi’s Coffee announced the development of 50 new locations within the Greater Atlanta area. This exciting new expansion comes at a time when Ziggi’s is growing throughout the nation and becoming a local household name within the communities they serve. The signing of 50 new locations within the city of Atlanta is a first for […]

Chicken Salad Chick Headed to Norfolk, Virginia

Chicken Salad Chick announced its newest opening in Norfolk, Virginia, which expands the brand’s presence to seven total locations in the state. Located at 1200 W 26th Street between Ghent and Old Dominion University, the Norfolk-Railyard Chick boasts a large outdoor patio for families and guests to enjoy. The community is invited to celebrate this […]

Slim Chickens Sets Sights on Northern Virginia for Growth

Slim Chickens announced it has inked a deal to bring five locations to Northern Virginia. Husband and Wife, Oubab and Lama Khalil of Khalil and Hamoudi S.L Companies LLC. are spearheading the Slim Chicken restaurants in the counties of Culpeper, Frederick, Orange, Rockingham, Stafford including the cities of Winchester and Harrisonburg. Khalil and Hamoudi S.L. […]

Mo’ Bettahs to Open Second Las Vegas-Based Restaurant

For fans of authentic Hawaiian island barbeque, Las Vegas is about to be twice as nice. On Friday, Dec. 1, Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food will open the doors at its second Las Vegas location.  Mo’ Bettahs will be serving up an authentic Hawaiian experience at 4390 West Cactus Avenue in the southwest Las Vegas valley, near […]

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches Opening in San Leandro

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the iconic San Francisco brand known for their saucy, creative, and crave-worthy sandwiches, is opening their brand-new location in the Peleton Plaza at 155 Parrott St., San Leandro, CA 94577. The new restaurant is now open with a highly anticipated grand opening event planned for Saturday, December 9.  The first 50 […]

Budlong Southern Chicken Opens in Irving, Texas

The Budlong Southern Chicken, the Nashville hot chicken brand defying the status quo of uninspiring chicken joints, is about to wow a whole new legion of fans as parent company Craveworthy Brands set November 15 as the opening date of their new corporate-owned store in Irving, Texas. Situated on the grounds of the Toyota Music […]

Flower Child Sets Sights on Salt Lake City

Sam Fox, eleven-time James Beard-nominated restauranteur and founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, is opening the doors of the much-anticipated Flower Child in Salt Lake City by the second half of 2024. More than your typical restaurant, Flower Child is a place where you can come and fill your soul (and belly) with goodness. The healthy, […]

Rreal Tacos Owners Acquire Zócalo’s

Damian Otero and Miguel Hernandez, owners of Rreal Tacos, have acquired a majority stake in the beloved, traditional Mexican restaurant Zócalo. The young entrepreneurs have been patrons of the Mexican classic for years, but when Zócalo’s owners—chef Lucero Martinez-Obregon and brothers Marco and Luis Martinez—visited Rreal Tacos and met the team, they began to discuss […]

Robeks Ramping Up Expansion in Arizona

Robeks announced a substantial expansion plan throughout Arizona. By the end of 2023, Robeks will have a total of 10 operating locations in Arizona, three of which are 2023 openings, symbolizing the significant step that Robeks is making with the mission to offer delicious, and healthier-for-you options to even more communities in the region. In […]