Top 10 Restaurant Brands Most Likely to Be the ‘Next Shake Shack,’ According to Fishbowl

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10. Cava Grill: Founded in Rockville, Maryland, in 2006, Cava is now based in DC. It's the counterpart of Cava Mezza, and features traditional Greek fare in a modern setting, according to Fishbowl.
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9. HopCat: The Grand Rapids, Michigan-founded restaurant offers more than 100 beers on tap and focuses on American craft beer and ciders, among other drinks. Its CEO loves jazz, hence the name.
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8. Mendocino Farms: Founded in downtown LA in 2003, this fast casual spot features incredibly colorful, unique sandwiches using seasonal ingredients, Fishbowl says. Whole Foods invested in it a few years back.
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7. Lazy Dog: This casual dining spot was founded in California in 2003. It's family-friendly and dogs are allowed on the patio. It serves lunch, dinner and is quite popular for brunch, according to Fishbowl.
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6. La Colombe: Specialized coffee, anyone? La Colombe was founded in Philly in 1994 and currently has locations in New York, Massachusetts and other states. Fishbowl says it offers signature blends and seasonal single-origin coffee, along with a light food menu.
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5. Tupelo Honey: Another casual dining spot, Tupelo was founded in North Carolina and now has 15 locations in six states. Per Fishbowl, it offers "fresh, Southern, scratch-made-reinventing Southern classes for brunch, lunch and dinner."
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4. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: Another North Carolina-founded eatery, Firebirds offers, according to Fishbowl, "classic American cuisine with bold flavors and inviting atmosphere."
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3. Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar: Founded in 2009, this polished casual spot has 12 locations in New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania. It offers 50+ wines by the glass, along with local and organic beers, and has a local farm-to-table menu with plenty of items below 500 calories, Fishbowl says.
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2. Bareburger: This Astoria, Queens-founded spot (hooray for locals!) is home to the "Impossible Burger" (plant-based, no soy, no gluten). Menu options include elk, duck, lamb as well as bison, turkey, chicken and beef.
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1. True Food Kitchen: Whether you're gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or prefer natural organic, this Phoenix-founded spot has something for you. It also has a large bar selection. PF Changs China Bistro owns 51 percent of the chain, Fishbowl says.
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