7 New Fast-Food Restaurants to Keep an Eye Out For
See what new fast-food restaurants could be coming to your neighborhood.
This small burger restaurant chain in Southern California puts the guest in charge by having them “boss their burger” using an interactive kiosk where they virtually build their burger. You pick your protein, bun, cheese, sauce and toppings. Burger Boss prides itself on serving only grass-fed beef, too.
Dave’s Hot Chicken
Nashville hot chicken has spread nationwide. What started as a California pop-up in 2017 is now a popular restaurant with three permanent locations and two more on the way. People flock to Dave’s Hot Chicken for the deep-fried chicken tenders coated in different spice blends from No Spice to Extra Hot and Reaper. The Reaper is so spicy customers that have to sign a release to eat it.
Chicago’s Pizza With-A-Twist
Founded in 2014, Chicago Pizza With-A-Twist is one of the fastest-growing pizza restaurants in the country. The hot spot adds Indian and Middle Eastern spices to vegan dough. In addition to the classics like Hawaiian and Meat, you’ll find some incredible fusion options here, like the garlicky Lamb Kebab and Tikka Masala Veggie. Take a look at the original locations of today’s most popular fast-food chains.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
If there isn’t a Tropical Smoothie Cafe near you, chances are there will be one soon. The goal is 1,500 cafes by the end of 2025! This new chain serves delicious smoothies like the Kiwi Quencher (kiwi, strawberry and yogurt), and Avocolada (avocado, pineapple, spinach, kale, coconut and lime). While you’re there, pick up a flatbread, wrap, quesadilla, sandwich or bowl for later.
Modern Market Eatery
Founded in 2009 in Denver, Modern Market has expanded to six US states—and we expect to see them all across the country soon. They strive to make “eating well” the highlight of your day, rather than a chore. They offer delicious, farm-to-table meals at fast-food prices, which we love. The menu has everything from salads and smoothies to pizza and mac ‘n’ cheese.
Slim Chickens is known for its 17 dipping sauces including cayenne ranch, blue cheese, buffalo, Korean BBQ, mango habanero and gravy. It also serves wings, sandwiches, salads, chicken and waffles, and sides like fried pickle and fried okra. Expect to see more locations soon; Slim Chickens wants to open 600 new locations in the next 10 years.
Opened in New York in 2015, CoreLife Eatery plans to have more than 300 restaurants in the next five years. CoreLife has green bowls, grain bowls, power plates and bone broth bowls to support healthy but busy lifestyles. Every meal is made from scratch, too. It’s a great choice for those seeking a more plant-based diet.