Food companies come and go, but some seem primed to be at the forefront of a revolution. From an app that lets you pay your restaurant bill automatically to a burger chain that’s commanding lines out the door, these eight companies are definitely ones worth watching.
It’s not easy for an enterprise to stand out from the pack. New companies that promise to disrupt long-standing food conventions start up all the time, but the majority of them barely create a ripple in the vast ocean of noise. But some companies haven’t just managed to create a ripple, they make major waves. And when a company makes waves, people take notice.
In the world of food, there are many, many different types of companies. Restaurants, apps, food products, and specialty services all fall under the “food company” umbrella, and in each of these categories there are firms that are seriously disrupting the status quo. In order to assemble our list of companies to watch, we made sure to look for companies that a lot of people as well as other publications are talking about, including inc., Thrillist, PBS, and Time.
It’s easy to just go about our business sticking to our everyday routines, but things can’t stay the same forever. Some companies are worth taking notice of, because even if they don’t impact you directly they’re still shaking up the food scene in a big way. Read on for eight companies you should definitely be watching.