These 10 restaurant chains you've probably never heard of are taking over America

Hayley Peterson

Americans are spending more money on dining out than ever before.

The restaurant industry is exploding as a result, with tons of fast-growing newcomers popping up all over the US.

Restaurant Business magazine is out with a list of chains that are poised to dominate the industry. 

The list of "emerging stars" was created by data firm Technomic. It includes the fastest-growing restaurant chains that generate between $25 million and $50 million in sales annually and had store growth of at least 10% last year.

10. Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

9. Paul Martin’s American Grill

8. Nando’s Peri-Peri

7. Rock & Brews

The El Segundo, California chain is three years old and has $32.1 million in annual sales with seven locations in five states and Mexico. The menu includes items like a green chile cheese burger and southwest salmon sandwich. 

6. Salata 

5. Mod Pizza

4. Nékter Juice Bar

3. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery

2. Blaze Pizza

1. Pieology Pizzeria 

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