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Tom McGovern

America's Top 50 Emerging Restaurant Chains

This 2018 collection of 50 emerging chains with 50 or fewer locations offers plenty of insight into how a full-service restaurant concept can grow. We’ve got the numbers driving the most exciting chains—and tips that will help your growing brand chart its own world domination.

Top 100 Independents: Street to Table

What started as a food truck has taken residence in a brick and mortar. They may not all be full-service, but they’re teaching us how to go from street to table.

Top 100 Independent Restaurants for 2018

Pastry has captured the hearts of Americans coast to coast, from the cronut in Brooklyn to those cereal- and matcha-dusted churros of Los Angeles. For further proof, look no further than the stories told in the latest installment of the Netflix original series “Chef’s Table” or the continued popularity stateside of “The Great British Baking Show.

Top 100 Independents: Slingin’ Pies

With the love of nostalgia and familiarity on the rise thanks to millennials and Gen Z, these pizza joints are luring in lovers of Italian-American tradition with new, unusual additions.

Top 100 Independents: New Wave

A new wave of leadership is taking hold of the restaurant industry. There’s more kindness, more openness, and more women in leadership roles. These restaurants are riding the new wave to success.

Top 100 Independents: Farm Foods

Farm-to-table and hyper-local cooking has been on trend for so many years that many in this category don’t see themselves in terms of a movement anymore, but as people making food as food is supposed to be made.