Nation’s Restaurant News has selected five foodservice brands to receive the 2013 Hot Concepts awards.
Hot Concepts recognizes forward-thinking companies that are at the leading edge of foodservice and show potential for growth. This year’s honorees range from an innovative Italian street food concept to a brand that aims to define the “fast-fine” niche.

The Hot Concepts class of 2013 is Fresh to Order, Max’s Wine Dive, Modmarket, Piada Italian Street Food and Umami Burger. The brands will be honored at the Hot Concepts celebration, sponsored by e*Restaurant from Altametrics, during the MUFSO SuperShow, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, in Dallas.

“I am always amazed by the creativity of restaurateurs. These Hot Concepts winners showcase the differentiated menu and consumer positioning needed to succeed in today's restaurant industry,” notes NRN editor-in-chief Sarah Lockyer. “We look forward to celebrating these outstanding brands during the MUFSO SuperShow.”

Now in its 19th year, Hot Concepts is one of the industry’s most prestigious award programs. Winners are selected by the editorial team of Nation’s Restaurant News.

Find out more about each of the 2013 Hot Concepts winners: