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Hot Concepts 2018: Beefsteak

A poke specialist, a chain of “eatertainment” complexes, a biscuit concept, a breakfast restaurant with a full bar and José Andrés first fast-casual chain make up this year’s class of Nation’s Restaurant News’ Hot Concepts Award winners.

These emerging brands each show the potential to become major players in the coming years with their specialized approaches and on-trend menu moves.

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Meet the other Hot Concepts:
Breakfast Republic
Punch Bowl Social
Holler & Dash

Correction: September 28, 2018
This story has been corrected to clarify that José Andrés conceptualized Beefsteak, and that the first location opened in 2015. Also, the last quotation in the gallery was attributed incorrectly. That comment was made by chief operations officer Eric Martino.
TAGS: Fast Casual
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