Help us find the hottest brands changing the game and growing fast.

Every August, FSR releases its signature report of 50 restaurant brands to watch: The FSR 50. In recent years the list has taken on the tilt of highlighting emerging brands with 50 or fewer locations and growing fast. The success of each report spotlights dynamic emerging restaurant brands that are changing full-service dining.

Our team is getting ready to research the upcoming year’s list and we need your help. The 2019 FSR 50 is open to reader submissions now—to make sure we don’t miss any brand worthy of the honor. To qualify, brands must meet the following qualifications, while embodying the characteristics listed below.

We’re looking for emerging brands with 50 or fewer locations, that are growing fast, and changing the game. These brands:

  • Have chef-driven menus
  • Provide premium hospitality
  • Focus on experience rather than value
  • Source high-quality or local ingredients
  • Have ambitions other than growth or profit
  • Are cornerstones in the community
  • Are innovators and industry disruptors

If you know a brand that’s a perfect fit, click here to access the submission form. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 14, 2019. Questions? Email

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