Are you eating at the next big restaurant? You might be.
Every year Fishbowl, a restaurant data firm, compiles a list of up-and-coming brands that it expects will take the food industry by storm and your favorite local spot could be on the list.
This year, the company combed through data that assessed restaurants' social ratings from sites like Facebook, Yelp and Trip Adviser as well as how often customers frequent the chains and positive buzz words in reviews to determine the top 10 emerging restaurant brands in the U.S.
"I think it is the most diverse this list has been," Katherine Dalton, a Fishbowl analyst, told CNBC.
These brands face a fiercely competitive dining market but have already sparked intense loyalty among their customers.
Previous brands that have graced Fishbowl's annual list include Shake Shack and Sweetgreen, which have both been rapidly expanding.
These 10 brands could be the next big restaurant chain: