Fast-Casual: A New Dining Style for a New Generation

Lavu

In recent years, fast-casual establishments have dominated the restaurant industry. Fast-casual restaurants are adapting to meet the demand of their customers. With fast-casual restaurants popping up all over the United States, many restaurant owners are eager to get on board. Continue reading to see what changes are coming to casual restaurants, and what your establishment should do to keep up with competitors. Industry News fast casual dining

The Dozen - Casual Mediterranean Reds

iSanté

mille 1.png. Author(s): Roger Morris. Teaser: For leisurely and party drinking, some inexpensive finds from Southern Europe. I love filet mignon, and I love hot dogs. It all depends on the occasion and the mood.

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Why Florida fast casual brand doubled down on mobile marketing

50 Mistakes

Earlier this year, the marketing solutions company polled dozens of QSR and fast casual restaurant owner/operators to uncover what was missing in their marketing strategies.

7 Different Types of Restaurant Establishments (Did you know all these?)

Bingage

Fast Casual Restaurants. There is a difference between fast-casual and fast-food restaurants, Basically, Fast-casual restaurants offer freshly-prepared, higher-quality food in an informal way, with counter service to keep things speedy. Fast Casual Vs. Fast Food Restaurants.

Are You a Favorite or a Frequent?

Modern Restaurant Management

Casual dining establishments must choose an identity to keep traffic flowing. As we settle into the winter lull, casual and quick dining establishments need to think carefully about their strategy for 2020 and beyond.

How Data POS Integration Helps Restaurants Grow Their Business

The Eat Restaurant

The growth of fast casual chains is one of the most important trends in the restaurant industry in the last decade.

10 Types Of Restaurants: The Complete Guide For Potential Owners

Sling

2) Casual Dining. Casual dining types of restaurants usually share the following characteristics: Customers are served at their table. As a general rule, casual dining restaurants fall between fine dining and fast casual on the “fancy” spectrum. 3) Fast Casual.

Straight Up Advice: Is it Worth Marketing Your Restaurant to Families with Kids?

Buzztime Business

In fact, only 26% of casual- and… The post Straight Up Advice: Is it Worth Marketing Your Restaurant to Families with Kids? The kids are alright. Or, are they? The restaurant business can’t make up its mind.

5 of the Most Influential US Restaurateurs

Lavu

For popularizing casual dining and showing us the possibilities of lettuce. . His work with Chili’s created a space for the casual dining concept that T.G.I.

Optimizing the Candidate Experience in Five Simple Ways

Modern Restaurant Management

Hiring trends are consistent with other restaurants located in those specific areas, whether fast-casual, full-service, family-style or quick-service. Someone applying for an hourly front-of-house position in a fast-casual restaurant will not find this quality appealing.

How to Manage Your Restaurant Labor Cost Percentage

7 Shifts

Fast casual: 28.9%. Casual: 33.2%. Upscale casual: 30.4%. Notice that quick service and fast casual restaurants’ labor cost percentage is below 30%.

Sushi Labeling Simplified – BOHA! Makes It Possible

Transact

Sushi has extended far beyond its home country of Japan and is available in nearly every major city in the world — from fine dining restaurants to casual food chains to grocery stores.

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Restaurant Technology has Modernised On-Premise Ordering

Lavu

Tableside pos systems are more ideal for bars and casual dining restaurants, which are looking for ways to increase table turn time. Restaurant self-ordering kiosks work well with quick service restaurants, fast casual. restaurants, and casual dining restaurants.

What is the Average Profit Margin for a Restaurant?

Restaurant365

Fast Casual Restaurants. Fast casual restaurants, also known as fast food or quick service restaurants, involve ordering at a counter or doing some level of self-service. What is the average profit margin for a restaurant can be an essential, but tough, question to answer.

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Pivoting from Cafe to Provisions: A COVID-19 Success Story

Xtra Chef

Hoy shared that the cash flow for his business was up by 25% over his best week operating solely as a cafe, given that as a casual spot, the usual customer check is about $20. As restaurateurs in the U.S.

5 Tips for Using Signage to Attract Customers

50 Mistakes

​From fast food to fast casual, the right signs and visual graphics can help heat up business.

Restaurant Design Tips

The Restaurant Group

Diners, for instance, have more seats, than your typical casual eatery, while fine dining restaurants tend to focus more on ambiance and therefore have less occupancy space. Restaurant Design.

Celebrating New Orleans’ Talented Women in Hospitality

iSanté

Minton brings with her more than 10 years of experience in fine dining and casual establishments and is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Beer Server through the Certified Cicerone Program.

Fewer Seats, More Shelves: How Restaurants are Preparing for the Takeout Order Boom

LevelUp

Now, it is crucial that quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants offer the ability to order online. Since 2014, online ordering for pickup and delivery has grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic.

Food Cost Management: Learn How to Trim the Fat

The Restaurant Group

Food cost goals change depending what style of food service you provide; fast food, fast casual, casual dining, or fine dining. Food Cost Management. Not much can spell disaster for a food establishment faster than high or fluctuating food cost. With a food cost range of 28 to 35 percent , it is important to first determine what segment your restaurant caters to, then, dig into the grunt work. The best place to start is by creating recipes with costings for each item on your menu.

Is Working in Events for You?

Benchmarque

Working in events: It can be an exciting side of the hospitality industry, with a myriad of roles available from casual front of house staff to event coordinators, planners, and managers.

Yes, (Guest) Chef: 3 Examples of Chef Collaborations That Worked

Open for Business

Nicky’s Coal Fired , a casual pizza and pasta spot, has hosted “Other People’s Pizza” once a week in January for the last three years. Check any restaurant’s event page and it’s likely you’ll see a chef collaboration event or even an event collaboration series.

xtraCHEF Recipe Card: David Wilkes

Xtra Chef

Before working at xtraCHEF, I operated all different restaurant concepts – from fast casual to full service – around Manhattan. Explain your role at xtraCHEF. I am an Account Manager.

Fast-Track Your Profitability with a Food Cost Calculator

Marketman

If you’re a casual restaurant, where pasta dishes fly out your kitchen’s door, you’re food cost percentage should be around 28%. Let’s go back to our previous example between a casual restaurant and a fine dining establishment.

Fast-Track Your Profitability with a Food Cost Calculator

Marketman

If you’re a casual restaurant, where pasta dishes fly out your kitchen’s door, you’re food cost percentage should be around 28%. Let’s go back to our previous example between a casual restaurant and a fine dining establishment.

Nickel and Dine: How to Stay in Control of Your Food Costs

Margin Edge

In fast-casual and full-service environments, scrutinizing plates as they come across the pass, or having a manager check prep and line cooks’ waste can help identify portioning and prep issues. Fast Casual: Waste Not, Want Not, Profit More.

Does getting into food delivery pay off?

Deliverect

That’s because the biggest bottle neck (especially in fast casual restaurants) is almost never in the kitchen, but in the front of house. With the whole restaurant industry getting on the delivery bandwagon, you may be feeling the heat and wondering if it’s time to jump on yourself.

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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3 Steps to Determining Your Ideal Customer

Cheetah

The younger group is likely to go for fast food that is quick, easily accessible and cheap, whereas families will prefer casual dining in less crowded or hazardous places. What Are Ideal Customers?

EAT. DRINK.EVERYWHERE

Future Food

Home deliverers, QSR and smart casual dining are continuing to be the big players in the growth of our shopping centres, retail precincts and mixed-use developments.

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Restaurant Industry Growth

Aaron Allen & Associates

We receive thousands of inquiries each year from every corner of the foodservice industry and from all around the globe. There are some common patterns in what we’re being asked. Some of most frequent questions include: What regions and categories are driving growth?

Build a Relationship with Customers at Your Bar or Restaurant Through These Simple Tricks

iTab POS

Your staff should be able to provide a good balance between a casual and professional experience. Build a Relationship with Customers at Your Bar or Restaurant Through These Simple Tricks.

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The Eatery Opens Today! - Westfield Newmarket, Auckland New Zealand

Future Food

Future Food working in partnership with Westfield delivers New Zealand’s newest smart casual dining destination. The Eatery at Westfield Newmarket, Auckland is New Zealand’s newest smart-casual food hall. We’re open!

Positioning Your Shopping Centre’s Food & Hospitality For The Future (CONTINUED)

Future Food

POSITIONING YOUR SHOPPING CENTRE’S FOOD & HOSPITALITY FOR THE FUTURE (CONTINUED). Dining out is so much more than food on a plate – think street-labels, authentic flavours and eclectic food offers all amounting to memorable customer experiences.

MRM EXCLUSIVE: ‘Marketing Loud Speaker’ Revs Up QSR Response and Sales

Modern Restaurant Management

Shake up your quick serve restaurant (QSR) and fast casual dining marketing response with voice response via smart speakers and voice assistants. Clearly, voice response technology is a cutting-edge marketing ingredient that can transform so-so fast casual dining response into star power.

Sushi Shenanigans Businesses Should Shun

Transact

Sushi has extended far beyond its home country of Japan and is available in nearly every major city in the world — from fine dining restaurants to casual food chains to convenience stores via grab-and-go pack.

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3 Steps to Determining Your Ideal Customer

Cheetah

The younger group is likely to go for fast food that is quick, easily accessible and cheap, whereas families will prefer casual dining in less crowded or hazardous places. What Are Ideal Customers?

Why Outsource Management of Your Restaurant?

Goliath Consulting

With our customized team approach and decades of industry experience, Goliath Consulting is ready to handle every concept from fast casual counter service to full service fine dining. Management companies provide restaurants with a franchise like operating system without having a franchise agreement.

2019 Restaurant Trend Report

Goliath Consulting

The desire for convenience and the popularity of fast-casual dining remains important to diners in this new year. In addition, several fast-casual restaurants are now using “luxury ingredients” in their simply fashioned foods in order to provide quality as well as convenience. Each new year brings new trends. In the Food Service industry, 2019 is bringing in its own wave of fresh trends!

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Restaurant Trends: Top Predictions for the Coming Decade

Modern Restaurant Management

Well, that puts fast-casual out of the running. Too bad for you, that precludes casual-plus. Or in this case, opt for a QSR experience, fast-casual, and casual-plus — all under the same roof.). Some things never change.

How to Respond to Negative Reviews

LevelUp

For example, Grubhub’s Just in Time flow is perfect for quick-serve or fast-casual restaurants with fast prep times, as it ensures your food is prepared and ready to be picked up right as the delivery driver is arriving.

Food delivery management software 101

Deliverect

Online ordering management software can be used by independent and small restaurants, restaurant chains , coffee shops, quick-service restaurants and fast-casual restaurants alike - in short, every kind of food business that offers delivery as a service.

The Most Challenging Restaurant Industry Technology Trends of 2018

Gecko Hospitality

Several fast-food, quick-service and casual full-service restaurants have introduced touchscreen kiosks or tabletop tablets for automated ordering. Every industry is being revolutionized by evolving and newly emerging technologies these days.

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