New casual-dining chains rewrite the rules

New casual-dining chains rewrite the rules

Upstart casual-dining concepts Punch Bowl Social, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Eureka!, Cowfish Sushi-Burger Bar and Eleven City Diner challenge the conventions of some of the segment's biggest brands.   Get more on the state of casual dining >>

As long-established brands like Applebee’s, Red Lobster and Olive Garden struggle to maintain relevancy in the casual-dining space, new entrants are popping up across the country with hopes of growth and expansion.

This new group of contenders tends to be small regional chains, yet to prove themselves in multiple markets. However, these upstart brands

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