Emerging Concepts

Emerging Concepts

industry headlines

Team Behind Native Grill & Wings Launches Fast Casual

2017-06-16 Guidepost 13—a brand-new “quick craft casual” restaurant concept featuring customized oven-grilled wings, tenders, and flatbreads, along with self-ser...

Café d'Avignon Opens Second Store in Brooklyn

2017-06-16 Pain d’Avignon was founded in 1992 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by a group of childhood friends.

Former McDonald's CEO Invests in Pizza Fast Casual

2017-05-23 Cleveland Avenue LLC, a Chicago-based accelerator that strategically invests in innovative, consumer-focused restaurant, food, and beverage concepts, ...

New Mediterranean Fast Casual to Debut in Georgia

2017-04-07 Shami Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh, homemade Mediterranean fare served quickly, will open in Sandy Springs, Georgia, next month.

How Tender Greens is Disrupting Fast Casual

2017-03-02 The fast-casual industry is due for some disruption.

Slapfish Moves In On Utah

2017-02-27 Slapfish will open its newest location in Lehi. The first location in Utah is slated to open its doors at 3320 N.

Four Foods Groups Acquires the Soda Shop

2017-02-24 Four Foods Group (FFG)—a rapidly growing restaurant development, investment, and management company—today announced that it has acquired the Soda Shop...

Slapfish Creator Introduces Two New Concepts

2017-02-24 Chef Andrew Gruel, television personality and founder of Slapfish Restaurant Group, announces the launch of Two Birds and Butterleaf, two new exciting...

A Split From Conventional Fast Casual

2017-02-21 Like Madonna, Cher, Beyoncé, and countless others before them, the Good Food Guys realized that, sometimes, one name is simply all you need. ...

Expanding Huey Magoo’s Looking for New Franchisees

2017-01-09 With four successful Central Florida locations under its belt and dynamic new leadership spearheading nationwide expansion, the popular, fast-casual r...