QSR Opens Submissions for the 40/40 List

    Industry News | November 14, 2022
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    QSR launched its 40/40 List in 2017 as a way to identify exciting fast-casual restaurant concepts with the potential to become national sensations.

    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 announced that it is now accepting submissions for the 2023 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, and have plans to actively scale. The final list will be published in QSR’s February 2023 issue.

    To submit your brand for the 40/40 List, click here and fill out the information no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on November 14.








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