Of the 24 chains on this year’s list of the fastest-growing emerging brands, a full one-third are health-focused concepts. That’s by far the most-represented segment on Restaurant Business’ Buzzworthy Brands list for 2021.
Thomas Nieto, CEO and co-founder of Main Squeeze Juice Co., thinks he knows why.
“Over time, the demand for all-natural, healthy, clean eating has only continued to rise,” Nieto said. “I think, if you’re in my space, unless you’re really just screwing it up, you should be doing pretty good.”