Raw and Ready: Growing a Healthy Fast Casual

Modern Restaurant Management

The owner of Delicious Raw, a healthy fast casual concept launched in 2013, is looking to grow the brand and create a one-stop-shop for healthy consumables for a broad audience. We have plans to open another location in South Florida in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2021.

Fry The Coop: Chicken Concept Growth in Fast Casual

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Fast casual chicken concepts have exploded in popularity in recent years.

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Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part Two

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. And three, above all, we see the need for digital marketing automation continuing and growing into 2021 and beyond. My outlook for 2021 is good.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-April 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

consumers to better understand their feelings about planning events in 2021. 2021 will bring a restaurant renaissance unlike any we’ve seen before, with more consumers dining out and planning events than in years past. Spring 2021 Key Findings.

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Who’s Your Customer? How Understanding Your Customer Improves Brand Experience and Loyalty

Speaker: Hope Neiman, Chief Marketing Officer of Tillster

With increased visibility into customer behavior, brands are well-equipped to leverage their technology and create a seamless experience to increase sales and brand loyalty. Join Hope Neiman, Chief Marketing Officer of Tillster, to discuss how restaurants can create customized and seamless brand experiences that their consumers desire.

How Restaurants Can Remain Competitive in 2021

7 Shifts

We’re not talking about just surviving the pandemic—but thriving through 2021 and beyond, and setting new standards. For fast-casual and quick-service restaurants—no more lines. 2020 was a year that the restaurant industry won’t soon forget.

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QSR and Fast Casual Concepts Forego Expensive Commercial Real Estate Buildouts

Modern Restaurant Management

For the quick-serve (QSR) and Fast Casual industry, a re-examining of all operational processes is taking place at a rapid, yet reactive rate. At Aloha Poke, we discovered these nuances well before the global pandemic and were already shifting away from the typical Fast Casual model.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-June 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

million diners seated via Yelp* in May 2021 – the highest ever, surpassing pre-pandemic highs. In fact, the number of diners seated via Yelp was up 48 percent in May 2021 compared to May 2019. They saw a similar increase in diners seated in April 2021.

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Be Nimble, Be Quick: What Consumers Want in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

And, based on our recent survey of 830 US consumers, it’s likely a good mantra for 2021. A snapshot of the most recent survey results follows, with insights to guide 2021 planning. Marketing Operations 2021 guest expectations customer desires Revenue Management Systems

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-May 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Local Restaurants Leading the Return Over Casual Dining Chains. Casual Dining Chains come in #2 with 52 percent likely to visit. percent) over the year to March 2021. Punchh announced the results of the Cinco de Mayo campaigns it powered for its restaurant brands on May 5, 2021.

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A Digital-First Approach for Fast Casual Businesses

Foodable

The Fast Casual Global virtual event features the rising stars, executives, and innovators in the fast casual restaurant sector. This event series will present some of the most sought after research and insights driving fast casual restaurant business growth and innovation.

A Sneak Peak at BurgerFi's Massive Growth Plan for 2021!

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Fast Casual Fast Casual Nation

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-January 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

The experts at 7shifts’ released a data-backed study titled “How Restaurants are Evolving Labor with Third-Party Delivery in 2021." To get a sense of how sit-down restaurants are faring to start 2021, foot traffic analytics firm Placer.ai

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Fast-Casual Academia, Climatarian Menu and Ice Auction

Modern Restaurant Management

Our investment community has energized around the launch and we’re looking forward to opening the first of several locations in 2021.” Food trucks, pop-up supper clubs, fast-casual restaurants, and brewpubs are all a part of the unique culinary fabric of this country.

The Redesign of Fast Casual: Restaurants and Menus

Foodable

The Fast Casual Global virtual event features the rising stars, executives, and innovators in the fast casual restaurant sector. This event series will present some of the most sought after research and insights driving fast casual restaurant business growth and innovation.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-May 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

In addition to the emergence of indoor dining, it explores rising competition between fast food and fast casual restaurant brands with COVID restrictions loosening. Fast food far outpaced fast casual and casual dining restaurants by more than 2X in the past month. Fast Casual.

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What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021?

Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting

It is time to decide what we have become, … What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021? Read More » The post What Restaurant Should You Build in 2021?

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-March 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Lastly, for a high-volume casual restaurant in California (think: Urth Caffe or Coral Tree Cafe). Survival of the Fast Casuals. Fast casual restaurants outperformed their full-service counterparts as they were best equipped to adapt to take-out and contactless features.

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-February 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Fast food, fast casual and sit-down restaurant apps have seen the biggest jump since last April. Orders from fast food apps increased 38 percent, fast casual apps increased 71 percent, and sit down restaurants increased 88 percent.

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How Restaurants Are Evolving in 2021: New Business Models

7 Shifts

From converting to fast casual to offering meal kits to ghost kitchen-driven expansion, restaurants are meeting customers where they are (mostly at-home!), Even the finest of fine dining restaurants made a fast casual pivot.

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Simple Restaurant Marketing Plan for 2021 [PDF Template]

7 Shifts

With a new year comes new challenges, and after the year for the industry that was 2020, we want to help set your restaurant up for success in 2021. Make all touchpoints of your restaurant feel like the cool, casual, fusion, or fine dining establishment it is.

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From Fast Casual, to Fine Dining, to Finance | Season 2, Vol. 9: FAST Acquisition Corp.

Foodable

In the latest episode of the Hospitality Hangout podcast, Michael Schatzberg “The Restaurant Guy” and Jimmy Frischling “The Finance Guy” sit down with Kimberly Grant, the co-sponsor and chief strategy officer at FAST Acquisition Group, to explore her rise in the restaurant industry, and what lies ahead for FAST.

Predictions for 2021: Part 2

Foodable

In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron gives listeners more of his predictions for the restaurant and hospitality industry in 2021. Three Key Points: Fast casual will explode exponentially and overtake QSR by 2025. Video The Barron Report Technology Fast Casual

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Birdeye Customer Experience Management

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Video Technology Fast Casual Fast Casual Podcast

The 17 Best Cookbooks of Spring 2021 

EATER

Turshen’s book makes it easy to channel that casual yet comforting approach. New titles from Nigella Lawson, Julia Turshen, Rodney Scott and more will shape the way you cook this season There’s really, finally an end in sight to pandemic life as we’ve known it.

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Winners and Losers of 2020 Impacting 2021

Foodable

Barron and LeFranc explore the brand successes and failures of 2020, and what that means for restaurants in 2021. Fast casual is going to struggle without drive-thrus and other convenient options for pickup.

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12 Trends That Will Impact the Restaurant Industry in 2021

Modern Restaurant Management

In 2021, restaurant marketing strategy, restaurant design, and internal systems—for independents and chains alike—will evolve, and technology and robotics will become commonplace.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-January 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Customer brand loyalty has survived the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which imposed a severe stress test on brands, according to Brand Keys 25th annual 2021 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index® (CLEI). The 2021 survey examined 94 categories and 855 brands. Restaurant brands (in four categories including pizza, fast-casual, fast food, out-of-home coffee) representative of each of the quadrant values include: The Loyalty Map Multiple. Travel Plans for 2021.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-April 2021 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Casual Dining velocity has grown by 158 percent over the same period, suggesting many of the Casual Dining business models were able to maintain sales to some degree through pandemic restrictions. Sales velocity is now -5 percent vs April 10, 2021.

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How to Launch a Successful Virtual Restaurant (2021)

2ndKitchen

Chapter 3: 6 Examples of Virtual Restaurants in 2021. As of early 2021, all 470 Chuck E Cheese locations are also delivering under the Pasqually’s brand on UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub, Virtual Restaurant vs. Ghost Kitchen. 6 Examples of Virtual Restaurants in 2021.

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How Birdcall Built Its Own First-Party POS System

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Video Technology Fast Casual Fast Casual Podcast

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3D Ramen: Designing a Fast-Casual Concept

Modern Restaurant Management

Design Equipment ramen 3d design clever ramen 2021 Restaurant design trends Restaurant DesignClever Ramen, scheduled to open this spring, was designed with the concept of using raw, true materials that bring warmth and life to the restaurant space.

The 51 Best Restaurant Websites of 2021: Examples & Design Inspiration

Touch Bistro

Los Angeles-based Ethiopian restaurant Meals by Genet used high-quality images of owner Genet Agonafer, the food, and the dining room to show consumers they can expect traditional Ethiopian cuisine in a casual bistro setting.

Velvet Taco New Design Model | How Drive Thru Pickup Lane Increased Throughput 20%

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Video Fast Casual Podcast Fast Casual Technology

4th of July Specials for Restaurants: Promotions and Ideas for 2021

Touch Bistro

And Independence Day 2021 may be the busiest one yet, with 46% of American consumers reporting that they’re excited to dine out again as pandemic restrictions are loosened. Here are the top 4 restaurant technologies you should have ahead of Independence Day 2021: 1.

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Restaurant Talent Marketing: 3 Big Ideas to Focus on in 2021 and Beyond

Black Box Intelligence

I remember nearly falling out of my chair a few years back at a conference where the Senior Director of Ford Motors social media casually threw out the number $75 million without batting an eye. Contributed By Chris Ebbeler, Marketing Director. Culture Enthusiast. Social Media Pro.

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Restaurant Talent Marketing: 3 Big Ideas to Focus on in 2021 and Beyond

Black Box Intelligence

I remember nearly falling out of my chair a few years back at a conference where the Senior Director of Ford Motors social media casually threw out the number $75 million without batting an eye. Contributed By Chris Ebbeler, Marketing Director. Culture Enthusiast. Social Media Pro.

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Where Safety Meets Satisfaction — Tips For COVID-Era Restaurateurs to Elevate Their Customer Offerings

Modern Restaurant Management

If possible, restaurants should consider expanding into casual and comfortable outdoor seating arrangements that can feature a more pre-pandemic feel. Equipment Operations 2021 guest expectations elevating hospitality guest expectations guest safety pandemic guest

6 Tips for Restaurant Success in 2021

Restaurant Engine

It seems poised to continue at least for part of 2021. To help you, we look at six tips for restaurant success in 2021. #1: Restaurant customers in 2021 are going to be looking for contactless options when they frequent your restaurant.

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Shared Kitchens in 2021: How to Navigate the New Year Like a Pro

The Food Corridor

The natural question now is: what you got 2021? What to Expect From 2021. To do this, let’s look back at 2020 and see what we think might be around the corner for shared kitchens in 2021. Although everyone is hoping 2021 will bring better news and things will return to normal soon, don’t expect restrictions to disappear overnight. As restrictions continue into 2021, shared kitchens have an opportunity to help small businesses make the most of new opportunities.

Building a Pandemic-Proof Model

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Video Podcast Fast Casual Fast Casual Podcast

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Nobana: Wildflower’s Asian-Inspired Ghost Kitchen

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Video Technology Fast Casual Fast Casual Podcast

The Corner Store & Café Redefining Convenience

Foodable

The Fast Casual Nation podcast offers exclusive interviews with experts ranging from top chefs and brand makers to executives and restaurateurs who work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Video Fast Casual Fast Casual Podcast Technology

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