1. Nomination Survey

Your opinion is of unique and special value - please take approximately 12 minutes to share your opinion by filling out this short survey. Results will be used to help us compile Fishbowl's annual Emerging Brands Report - one of the most exciting publications of the year. Please submit your response by December 14th, 2018.

Emerging Brands in the restaurant industry are those that exhibit a strong promise of potential growth in the near future and embrace progressive developments that are innovative and unique. They generate excitement - consumers want to 'discover' them and they feel ownership as the brands grow. What brands will emerge in 2019?

Thank you for being a part of this project. We appreciate your time and thoughtful answers.

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* 1. When you think of the concept of EMERGING BRANDS for the upcoming year, what brands come to mind?  For this study we would like to consider US-based brands with at least 5 units and no more than 75 units. Please nominate at least one brand.

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* 2. What overall themes made you select the brand(s) above? Notes on specific brands are welcomed, but not required.

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* 3. In your opinion, what factors make a restaurant an 'EMERGING BRAND'? The following have been top themes in previous years. Please rank these in the order that YOU think is most important (and write in any that you feel are missing - see Question 5). Please rank from 1 to 6 (1 is the most important, 6 is the least important).

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* 4. Please rank these additional factors in the order that YOU think is most important (and be sure to write in any that you feel are missing - See Question 5). Rank from 1 to 5 (1 is the most important, 5 is the least important). 

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* 5. Thank you for ranking the options above. What additional factors would you add to this list? Name any additional factors that contribute to make a brand "emerging".

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* 6. When you dine out, which of the following factors most influences your overall experience in terms of customer satisfaction at the end of the visit? Please rank from first to most important (1 is the most important, 5 is the least important).

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* 7. Please list any RESTAURANT TRENDS you most dislike. Include flavor, themes, niche, ingredients, dining style, use of technology or any other factors that stand out. Please list at least 1, but feel free to list up to 5.

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* 8. Please list any RESTAURANT TRENDS you most like. Include flavor, themes, niche, ingredients, dining style, use of technology or any other factors that stand out. Please list at least 1, but feel free to list up to 5.

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* 9. In your opinion, which industry segments will produce the most innovative brands in the year ahead?

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Fine Dining
Polished Casual
Family Dining
Quick Service
Fast Casual
Casual Dining

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* 10. What factors determined your rating of segment innovation (above)?

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* 11. Please share any additional thoughts on the topic of Emerging Brands for 2019.

 
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