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Meet the 2017 Next 20 restaurant brands

If the 2017 Next 20 demonstrates anything, it’s that the spirit of innovation and excellence in execution are size blind, evident at small chains as well as their larger counterparts. Studied during research for NRN’s Top 100 and Second 100 reports, Next 20 chains generate U.S. sales below Top 200 qualifying levels, but are still making waves, building on existing bases or maintaining momentum in the face of general segment slowdowns. As the following pages show, the Next 20 brims

Correction: September 08, 2017
This gallery was updated to include company-reported average unit volumes, where available. Unless noted, AUVs represent U.S. systemwide results.

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