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And the winners are: Chain Store Age’s 2019 Breakout Retailers Awards

Chain Store Age is proud to announce the winners of its Breakout Retailers Awards of 2019.

The annual awards, selected by the editorial board of Chain Store Age, honor retail, restaurant and specialty concepts that are innovative and have a clear pathway for growth. Past winners include such companies as Warby Parker, Shinola, Sweetgreen, UNTUCKit, Indochino and Sugarfina.

The class of 2019 features five forward-thinking brands that are redefining their industry segments. The winners, listed below in alphabetical order, will be honored at Chain Store Age’s annual SPECS Show (March 3-5, 2019, at the Gaylord Texan, Dallas) and will share their success stories during a special session at the conference.

Orangetheory Fitness is not your typical fitness studio. The company offers a heart rate-driven, full body workout that provides a customized workout within the framework of a highly motivated — and motivating — group class. With an emphasis on coaching, science and the latest in technology, Orangetheory stands out in a competitive market. In just under nine years, it has grown to over 1,000 U.S. locations, with another 145 in foreign markets.

Technology lies at the core of the Orangetheory experience. The company continues to roll out tech innovations in its studios that provide even more personalized data for members.

Vegetables are treated like rock stars at Veggie Grill, which makes healthy eating affordable — and delicious. The fast-casual eatery puts plant-based foods at the center of the plate, serving up meals that are completely free of meat, dairy, eggs and other animal products.

Targeting a variety of locations, primarily in dense urban markets, Veggie Grill is adaptive and creative in its site approach. Its restaurants are casual and inviting. Many locations feature an open kitchen, where patrons can see their food being freshly prepared, along with comfortable booth seating and outdoor patios.

The year 2019 promises to be a big one for Veggie Grill as it makes its East Coast debut, with a site in Manhattan.

This year’s Breakout Retailer Awards are sponsored by the architecture and engineering firm HFA.

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And the winners are: Chain Store Age’s 2019 Breakout Retailers Awards