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7 Breakout Restaurant Chains for 2018

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By Leigh Kunkel May 03, 2018 Expansion
These up-and-coming brands are poised for success.
Burger close up at b Restaurants.
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Burgers. Beer. Bourbon. Do you really need to know more? This nine-unit chain on the East Coast is quickly becoming essential eating with its focus on simple, quality ingredients, and delicious drinks. They even have certified cicerones to oversee the craft beer program, which includes Oh b’Haze, their flagship house American Pale Ale, brewed in partnership with Harpoon Brewery.

Owner/operators Al Gamble and Shawn Skehan oversee all of the current locations, and have their eye on expanding in New England and the mid-Atlantic in the near future. In terms of growth strategy, a spokesperson for the group says: “The company is focused on driving organic growth by increasing our repeat visit percentage, as well as leveraging our menu design and offerings to keep up with guest preferences and trends, such as adding the Impossible Burger and localizing each location's draft and package list. We are also focused on continuing to develop strategic partnerships with local and national organizations.”

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