Every year, Nation’s Restaurant News editors pore over up-and-coming restaurants from coast to coast to pick five outstanding Hot Concepts that are resounding with consumers and have strong growth potential.
This year, the winners include a healthful chain with a hippie-chic vibe; a fast-casual concept specializing in Korean-style bowls; a destination for sausage, beer and games; a sports restaurant catering to both families and the bar crowd; and a gastropub with a touch of whimsy.
Our selections tap into the diverse elements that today’s consumers want: food that is healthy and craveable, environments that are nurturing and entertaining, and service that is quick and attentive.
Not only does this year’s class of Hot Concepts shed light on the most important restaurant trends today, but also they exhibit strong growth potential. We expect great things from these brands.
Meet the other Hot Concepts: