The next Chipotle? 6 chains to watch

Czar Metrics analyzed data from social media, online review sites and food blogs to find the best emerging restaurants in the country.

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Jul 23, 2014 4:58PM
My comment is real simple.... give me a restaurant where all the employees speak English, take your order without a headset on while taking another order from someone in the drive-thru. And then ask you to repeat the order a 2nd time because they were busy taking another order.  
Jul 14, 2014 6:52PM
hear about the restaurant that opened up on the moon? 
        the food is terrific but there's no atmosphere.

a man walks into a restaurant and asks the cook,'how do you prepare your chickens?'
    the cook says,'nothing special.we just tell them they're gonna die.'
Jul 23, 2014 4:32PM
5 out of 6 are from California? I guess they don't have water on the menu.
Jul 23, 2014 5:17PM
Why does MSN think the only good new restaurant chains come from California?
Jul 21, 2014 5:33PM
Why do I waste my time clicking on this stuff thinking I will get information, instead of garbage and someone's crazy opinion, a total waste of time!
Jul 23, 2014 5:39PM

How about this train of thought folks?  A good old mom and pop restaurant is usually the best place to find quality food at a good price.  Whenever I traveled and was hungry I would pull of the freeway at  some small town and ask the locals where the best place to eat was. I was never disappointed.. Same way even if you do not drive the trip. Wherever you windup, just get out of the hotel/motel and ask the locals, start at the front desk.

I avoid box stores like the plague. Once you get past one or two restaurants, in rare cases three, you lose personal and quality control and profit becomes the main motive.

Most of you folks know what I am talking about here. MSN can take a hike. Why should I worry about up and coming chains when I do not even patronize the existing ones. I am not an investor, so maybe it makes sense to someone gambling on a quick buck  I want to eat good food at a good price. period.

Jul 15, 2014 10:23AM
Alamo Drafthouse has been doing the dinner and movie thing for a much cooler atmosphere.
Jul 18, 2014 2:38PM
Chain out of Chicago, Portillo's just got a big investor.  Look out, this is good food.  Hope they go national
Jul 23, 2014 5:16PM
Jul 23, 2014 5:07PM
Make your own pizza?   Kramers dream finally realized. I guess the Coffee table book that converts to a coffee table is next.
Jul 23, 2014 5:10PM
This just another blatant MSN advertisement for a bunch of California restaurants that don't sound remotely appetizing.  Better luck next time MSN.
Jul 23, 2014 8:29PM
Every restaurant on her is Ca. based. Did the person writing the story Google new Ca. restaurants? The next big thing is as likely or more likely to come from outside Ca. Check this out...

Chickfil-a- Hapeville Ga.
Buffalo Wild Wings-Minn.
Red Robin-Seattle
Panera-St. Louis
Five Guys-Va.
PF Changs-Scottsdale
Papa Murphy's-Vancouver wa
Bonefish Grill-FL

There are some great successes from CA., don't get me wrong, think  In N Out, Jamba Juice, Mcdonalds but looking at the top 100 restaurants in the US, there are as many or more that have started in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Colorado or  Washington than there have been in Ca.   Considering Ca. has 10% of all households in the US, makes up 12% of the entire US population and accounts for 13% of GDP I just wonder...

Jul 23, 2014 4:29PM
So basically a movie theater copied Austin's draft house which now is in 16 cities, and is now somehow an innovator.
Jul 23, 2014 4:47PM
One thing to note... most of these restaurants are all in the "natural", "local harvested", etc. I have no issues with that, and I'm sure the food is great, but when you're trying to make money and serve hundreds or thousands of people in relatively short amounts of time, you may find that you're 1) running out of food/sources or 2) have to increase your prices to keep the premium status. Either way, best to them all!
Jul 15, 2014 1:41PM
It took McDonald's know-how and leadership in growing Chipotle, when they owned them, to make it what it is. Not all concepts have that help and resources, both financially and with talent.
Jul 23, 2014 6:59PM
Apparently you  have to start a restaurant chain in California to have a bright future.
Jul 23, 2014 4:54PM
The link to this story should have said, the ones to "watch for," not the ones to "watch out for."  It's not like the restaurants change are going to jump out at you or something.
Jul 23, 2014 6:47PM

This article is a total waste of time.  What about people who don't live in CA.  Why didn't you cover new restaurants all over the United States.  By the time these restaurants reach Ohio we will be too old to go out to eat.  Nice complete coverage idiots.

Jul 23, 2014 4:40PM
Hideaway Pizza in OKC OK has seriously good pizza, and about 10-12 stores throughout Oklahoma. Looking to expand soon into Texas. Killer food!

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