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9 big investments in the independent restaurant space

From ice cream to hot chicken, these small and emerging concepts won millions from private equity, strategic investors and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Investors big and small remained in love with the food world in 2019, and independent and small emerging restaurant chains reaped the benefits.

Here’s a look back at some of the significant investments we saw over the past year, most of which were designed to set up these young concepts for growth.

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