The Next 20: Meet the restaurant chains

The Next 20: Meet the restaurant chains

NRN takes a look at 20 restaurant chains best positioned to crack the Top 200 — and what they’re doing to get there.   RELATED: • The Next 20: NRN's new look at emerging brands • Spotlight on the Next 20: Sales and unit trends • Methodology • Emerging Chains at

The brands comprising The Next 20 reflect a variety of menu types, service styles and growth trajectories. They range in age from 5 to 87 years, have U.S. systemwide sales from $38.2 million to $126.6 million, and Latest-Year sales trends that include both a 3.3-percent decline and an 89.7-percent increase. More than half are Casual-Dining chains, but the group also includes frozen yogurt, burrito and breakfast specialists. Get a closer look at The Next 20 chains, listed here in descendin

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