A People-Focused Organization Bringing the “Coolest” Hospitality

Foodable

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

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Is the ‘Future of Food’ the Future We Want?

EATER

He offers, for example, TGI Fridays, a casual chain that has national recognition but little presence in densely populated American cities. It’s fast food on an even grander scale. Unionization pushes at fast-food restaurants are gaining attention and support.

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Hungry for Growth: The Restaurant Industry in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

Some have even developed lucrative new business models that they will continue to apply and scale in 2022. Several other pandemic-related trends will continue into 2022 and beyond, and new trends will also emerge. Opportunities for 2022 and Beyond.

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Why Data Science Is More Important Than Ever

Modern Restaurant Management

Walk into a fast casual establishment in most major city centers and even in 2022, you’ll find many relying entirely on contact-free, app-only ordering protocols and closed or limited dining rooms.

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NCR Reveals 2022 Hospitality Trends and Predictions

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant operators once again find themselves refocusing priorities and altering their plans for 2022. Here are some trends NCR is watching as move into 2022. Equipment Operations trends 2022 Dirk Izzo Data NCR Personalization Restaurant Trends technology

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What Trends Are You Seeing and What Can We Expect to See More of in 2022?

Modern Restaurant Management

2022 will be the year where the restaurant industry shows the world how flexible and techno-savvy it really is. It’s therefore reasonable to predict that we will see even more automated technology coming to the forefront and being applied in 2022.

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Franchise Portfolio Diversification: Trends Taking Shape in 2022

Modern Restaurant Management

From full service to fast-casual to legacy fast-food brands, the one constant was disruption. We are seeing this trend grow daily through the many discovery calls we field from veteran franchisees looking to simplify their fast-casual investment portfolios.

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How the Pandemic Knocked Chefs Off Their Pedestal 

EATER

Since the pandemic began in March, fast-thinking restaurateurs and chefs have thrown everything at the wall to see what sticks — patio service, meal kits, delivery, and online classes. fast food or fast casual), full-service chains, immigrant restaurants, and so on.

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Digital Consumer Trends 2022

Foodable

Listen to "Digital Consumer Trends 2022" on Spreaker. Podcast Podcasts Fast Casual Podcast Fast Casual Restaurant News

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Who Is Responsible for Dessert Hummus?

EATER

Dave Presso, co-founder of fast-casual chain the Hummus and Pita Co. Exploring the trend everyone loves to hate In 2009, Bonnie McLoud was thrilled at the reception for her new product at the Seacoast Home and Garden show at the University of New Hampshire.

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Fast Casual Consumer Trends 2022

Foodable

In this special keynote session from Fast Casual Global , host and pioneer of the fast casual segment, Paul Barron, explores how Consumer insights and brand connections will create the next phase of growth in food service.

Digital Consumer Trends 2022

Foodable

In this session from Fast Casual Global , host Paul Barron chats with Josh Chanin, Energy Efficiency Consultant of California Energy Wise and Jonah Goldman, Co-founder, Director of Strategic Marketing of PLNT Burger , to explore the reasons why emerging and startup brands are the new pioneers on how restaurants will be created.

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Chipotle to Reach 10k Locations by 2030 - Who Will Be the Uber of Drone Delivery

Foodable

Listen to "The Restaurant Report - Weekly Wrap Jan 10 2022" on Spreaker. As we dive into this week's podcast we begin to tread in areas not often mentioned by the restaurant industry with Drone delivery leading the way and how Flytrex may be the next Uber for restaurant delivery.

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COVID-19 Restaurant Industry Trends

The Restaurant Group

The COVID-19 restaurant trends seen now will likely continue well into 2021 and perhaps even 2022. Whatever the reason, likely a combination of these, it is unlikely that this shift will reverse before 2022. Changes and Opportunities in 2020 and Beyond.

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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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. ” Highlights from the report include: Fast Food. Fast food reigns supreme. Fast Casual.

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Future-Proofing Third Party

Foodable

Consumers can expect to see these models in major cities as soon as 2022. I think not even 3, 5, 7 years from now, I think literally in 2022.

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MRM Franchise Feed: Franchising for Heroes and Shaq-a-Roni for Charity

Modern Restaurant Management

Fast-Craft Restaurant Concept Set to Have 50 Locations Open by the End of 2022. Today, Chick’nCone has 24 locations open and operating throughout the United States, Canada and the United Arab Emirates, with plans to have 50 locations open by the end of 2022.

How To Run An Efficient Kitchen Operation: Q&A With Irfan Kuci From Focus Hospitality Consulting

The Restaurant Times

TRT: As the focus shifts from fine-dining to casual, and now to more ‘pop-up’ and ‘cloud kitchen concepts’, how do you think the restaurant industry is evolving? TRT: How do you see the growth coming from the Middle East market in 2021- 2022?

MRM Franchise Feed: Church’s Goes Hybrid and Curry Up Incentives Now

Modern Restaurant Management

The new model will launch in 2022 and enables the company to advance work-life-balance for employees, while enhancing the workability and connectivity of the Restaurant Support Center teams. MRM Franchise Feed features news about the restaurant franchise (MUFSO) landscape.

MRM Franchise Feed: Wing Zone Revitalization and Real Food BK

Modern Restaurant Management

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is ranked #12 on Fast Casual’s Movers and Shakers 2021 list. ” Goldberg has plans to add 15 new locations for Bangin’ Buns by the end of 2022. Their next opening is set for Muskogee, Oklahoma by early 2022.

Meeting Off-Premise Demand While Rebuilding In-Restaurant Sales to Boost Profitability

Restaurant365

” In addition, across all major segments, from fine dining to quick service restaurants to fast casual, owners and operators reported that “off-premises dining represents a larger proportion of sales than it did pre-coronavirus.”

MRM Franchise Feed: Non-Traditional Dunkin’ and Boxing-Themed Concept

Modern Restaurant Management

We’ve really set ourselves apart as the hottest fast-casual brand out there right now, and there’s no question about it based on the numbers.” ” The COVID-19 pandemic shifted PITA’s thought processes on the future of the fast casual chain.

MRM Franchise Feed: Bad Ass Gets Bigger and New Prototype for Bagel Boss

Modern Restaurant Management

” Creating Multi-Brand Platform of Premium Casual Restaurant Concepts. News of the agreement comes one month after The Saxton Group announced plans to diversify its brand portfolio with Jaggers, a fast-casual concept created by the Texas Roadhouse Corporation.

Senior Analyst Michael Halen on the State of Restaurant Industry

Restaurant Engine

“In May, we could see casual dining, same-store sales down still in the 40% to 60% range.” “A lot of sell-side analysts are looking through 2022 to be a wash, or even to be down significantly.”

Winners and Losers of 2020 Impacting 2021

Foodable

Three Key Points: Do not expect normalcy to return until 2022. Fast casual is going to struggle without drive-thrus and other convenient options for pickup.

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MRM Franchise Feed: Jeremiah’s Opens 50th During 25th Anniversary, Wahlburgers Wild and Robotic Pizza

Modern Restaurant Management

We’re excited to open our first restaurants near our headquarters in west Michigan in 2022.” As first-time franchisees, the duo is ready to open their first location by Q1 of 2022, with plans to open four more locations each following year.

MRM Franchise Feed: flip’d and the Juicey Awards

Modern Restaurant Management

Adding to the 20 Noodles & Company locations in the metro Chicago market, the ghost kitchen will help reach a new customer base through its digital channels and give the fast-casual brand a presence in-between local locations. "We're

Fiesta Group Sells to Taco Cabana in a Huge $85M Move

Gourmet Marketing

They will also be able to continue their investment in the expansion of their digital growth platform and finalize their new unit expansion plans for 2022. .

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Labor Situation Brewing in Foodservice With a Dramatic Impact on Restaurants

Foodable

new openings in 2021 120+ new concepts in fast-casual in 2021 35% of consumers are choosing to eat out less due to rising prices - the largest demographic is millennials I also breakdown the Doordash global expansion and what this could mean to the restaurant business. Listen to "188.

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MRM Franchise Feed: White Castle’s 25-Year Club and Cheddar Weather

Modern Restaurant Management

Greek from Greece (gfg) Café, the authentic Greek fast casual phenomenon, recently opened its fifth New York location at 100 Purchase Street in Rye. Kickstarting Midwest development efforts is a signed agreement in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, slated for a Spring 2022 opening.

New & Notable: TEAM Schostak Celebrates 40, AI in Food Service and Beachy Tech

Modern Restaurant Management

These changes go into effect in October for the launch of the 2022 call for entry period. With the fast pace and limited resources of restaurants, this offering gives restaurants one less thing to worry about and allows them to focus on their team and business.

MRM Franchise Feed: Randy’s Donuts Plans Rise and Burger King Makes Sustainable Commitment

Modern Restaurant Management

Despite the lagging global pandemic, the organic fast-casual brand is surging forward with record-breaking sales, franchise development growth, and new guest acquisition and satisfaction. The first of the three new restaurants is slated to open in Jacksonville in spring of 2022.

MRM Franchise Feed: Modular Chicken and 2020 Year-End Results

Modern Restaurant Management

“While this 2020 required us to pivot, we’ve been able to stay focused on maintaining our position as the fastest growing fast casual brand,” said Swenson, who joined Dave’s Hot Chicken at the tail-end of 2019.

MRM Franchise Feed: Überrito Getting Aggressive and Cinnaholic Success

Modern Restaurant Management

Überrito is a fresh, fast and friendly environment that has adapted to today’s guest, which will allow our franchise partners to take full advantage of dine-in, take-out, delivery, drive-thru, and pick-up lane options.”

5 Ways America’s Restaurant Industry Has Changed Over the Last Decade

Single Platform

A CNN Money report from mid 2008 noted that casual dining chains were taking a major hit as people turned to cheaper food alternatives. Fast-casual chains like sweetgreen and Dig Inn pride themselves on mindful farm-sourced menu items that include rotating seasonal selections.

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MRM Franchise Feed: TCBY at 40 and, Mr. Potato Spread to Franchise

Modern Restaurant Management

Through its partnership with Chun Fat Enterprise Limited, CPK projects to have four locations in the Hong Kong market by the end of 2022. For more information on the program, including the 2022 scholarship application details, visit [link].

MRM Franchise Feed: Frictionless QDOBA and Crisp & Greens Goes National

Modern Restaurant Management

The fast-casual brand continues to grow amid the pandemic and is on track to open more than 30 restaurants this year. The program’s goal is to create 100 Black-owned franchise restaurants by the end of 2022 and to continue growing that number.

5 Ways America’s Restaurant Industry Has Changed Over the Last Decade

Single Platform

A CNN Money report from mid 2008 noted that casual dining chains were taking a major hit as people turned to cheaper food alternatives. Fast-casual chains like sweetgreen and Dig Inn pride themselves on mindful farm-sourced menu items that include rotating seasonal selections. A vast landscape of restaurants lie between fast food and fine dining. Of course, fast casual existed in 2008, and was a crutch during the recession, but picked up speed in years following.

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Make it This Winter and Step Up To The Table

Modern Restaurant Management

by 2022 through Starbucks first supply chain Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with a solar farm in Virginia. Seven i fast casual restaurants will begin offering Tractor Beverage Company's Certified Organic, Non-GMO and All-Natural beverages.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-January 2020 Super Bowl Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Fast-food restaurants also took a hit, down 1.5 These services will account for 70 percent of all delivery orders by 2022, with the user base expected to increase 53 percent by 2024. Fast-food meals represented 12 percent of total calories consumed. Five Guys (Fast Food +12%).

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National Restaurant Show Canceled, Dog Haus Absolute, Pickup Pods and Melt It Forward

Modern Restaurant Management

The transaction marks the addition of the first fast-casual concept to Yum! “The Habit Burger Grill is a sweet spot within fast-casual because of its delicious California-inspired menu with premium ingredients at a QSR-like value, strong unit economics and tremendous untapped growth potential in the U.S. The company has no debt maturing until fiscal 2022 and is actively working to explore additional financing opportunities if needed.

Virtual Acceleration, Raising the Bar and Insult Monitor

Modern Restaurant Management

The majority of fast-casual and fine dining operators are meeting this challenge head-on by adding new offerings monthly,* driving increased competition with bar-and-grill operators. GFCO companies will have until 2022 to completely adopt the new mark on packaging.

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