For the second year in a row, Nation’s Restaurant News is showcasing hot, emerging concepts with its Breakout Brands special report. Our editors chose this year’s class of 10 based on the innovative experiences they deliver and the excitement they’re generating among guests, operators and investors.
Each brand already has at least four units open, and several say they’re racing toward 50 in the near future. Each brand also has a distinct point of differentiation — and sometimes several — helping to attract consumers and fuel growth. Click through the slide show to see the “breakout factors” that make these concepts stand out among the rest.