Easy to “grab and eat”, fast food is becoming popular each rising day all around the world. The food industry has seen a rapid increase in profits over the last decade and this is majorly because this is an industry that serves the interests everyone in the society. Therefore, new fast food chains have tapped into this opportunity and are always looking forward to a promising future, some offering a little twist to the old flavor and some with all new concepts.
In this article, we reviewed with our guest star James Fellon from Business News the top 5 fast food chains that opened over the past few years and have grown into lucrative businesses in 2017.
The concept was started with an idea of feeding hundreds of people who were suffering from hunger crisis in L.A. Chef Choi had been planning this chain since 2013 when he gave a lecture at the MAD symposium and proposed the idea of Loco’L which eventually got partnered by Chef Patterson and funded by Indiegogo campaign.
The chain was launched in 2016 with two permanent locations and many food trucks in Los Angeles. It has been recently opened in Oakland and is targeting 9 new locations by the end of 2017 including Detroit and Denver. This fast food chain is bound to scale new heights because it uses local ingredients to make traditional fast food items in a healthy way. They mainly use commercial deep fryers and commercial sandwich press.
2. LYFE kitchen
“Love Your Food Everyday” is a unique concept that was originated by Mike Roberts and Mike Donahue. They were both associated with McDonalds formerly but in 2011, opened this American fast food chain at Paulo Alto, CA. These joints do not specifically serve healthy food but the dishes are healthier options to the food served at other fast food chain.
All the dishes contain low calories, low sodium, no MSG, no high fructose corn syrup and are still very delicious. Currently, this chain is running in 13 locations including Nevada, Illinois, California, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee etc.
This food chain has a remarkable seasonal change in its menu which is a new concept and items like fish tacos and vegan “unfried” chicken are winning the hearts of the masses here.
3. Pizzeria locale
Contemporary traditional pizzas of Naples in Italy were brought to United States by legendary chefs Lachlan and Bobby at Boulder in 2011. Soon after they opened the first restaurant, their love for food and wine brought them in contact with a new friend and currently active partner, Steve Ells of Chipotle.
Now they have opened a total of seven branches in Kansas City, Denver, Overland Park and Cincinnati.
Chipotle’s partnership and the native taste of pizza were the major reasons why this food chain registered huge profits. Offering pizzas and wine in a true Italian style, there is no limit to the number of hearts they will continue to win.
What is every fast food lover’s vision? Fried chicken and beer! Isn’t it? That is what this fast food chain is about. It is a casual chicken concept by David Chang who is also the owner of Momofuku restaurant design. He thought of opening this new chain in 2015 with a provision of serving chicken and seasonal dishes along with beer and named it Fuku.
This would definitely be your favorite Sunday lunch spot.
It is a fast growing chain with currently outlets in four locations namely East Village, Wall St, Madison Square Garden, and Citi Field.
This innovative bakery design concept was conceived by three people Shmilly Gruenstein, James Beardand Daihwan Choi. They make delicious Mexican food from scratch. This fast food chain was started in March 2015 at New York City. Its partners are committed to expand the food chain by year end.
They are focused on using meats manufactured from humanely raised animals. The dishes served are flavorful and delicious Mexican traditional dishes with modern touch of flavors.
These fast food chains have changed the face of modern food industry and show prospective future.