Young chains bring new energy to Next 20

Young chains bring new energy to Next 20

NRN takes a look at 20 restaurant chains best positioned to crack the Top 200 — and what they’re doing to get there.     Related: Gallery: Meet the Next 20  2016 Next 20 sales and unit trend data  See the methodology behind the 2016 Next 20 

This year’s class of Next 20 restaurant chains offers a view of legacy brands that have endured and continue to grow. Twelve of the brands are more than 20 years old, with some spanning more than five decades.

But it is the relatively small subset of younger brands — particularly the crop of rapidly expanding fast-casual pizza concepts — that are topping the growth charts, and perhaps have the best chance of making into the Top 200.

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