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[Data] Fast Casual Restaurant Trends: Sales and Labor

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Coming out of 2020, few restaurant types were better prepared for the new normal than quick service and fast casual. They had streamlined menus, more digital presence than their full-service counterparts, and dining rooms weren't an integral part of the fast casual experience. Fast Casual Labor Numbers. Table of Contents.

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Five Casual Dining Design Trends Worth Replicating

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If you happen to own a casual dining establishment, it’s even better: The global fast casual restaurants market is expected to grow by $186.27 Looking for some ideas to help your casual dining establishment thrive? According to recent data from Morning Consult , 75 percent of U.S. billion during 2022-2026.

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How Fast-Casual Marketers Can Prepare for 2022 Dine-in Traffic

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Smart QSR and fast casual chains like Chipotle and Shake Shack reconfigured their strategies to lean heavily into delivery apps, digital ordering, and loyalty programs. So, what can marketers of fast casuals do to bring people back to their brick-and-mortar locations? But the platform is where the real winners shook out.

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QSR and Fast Casual Concepts Forego Expensive Commercial Real Estate Buildouts

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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. COVID-19 global pandemic changed nearly everything.

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Watch out casual-dining chains, Cava is coming for your guests

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The Mediterranean fast casual is planning to enhance restaurant ambiance to make locations more inviting for dine-in. Also steak is coming to the menu.

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Tacos poised to take over fast casual

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Fast-casual taco concepts have more-elevated fare, bars and breakfast. And though the landscape in this niche is increasingly crowded, most say there's plenty of room for national growth.

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Casual Dining Chains Are Back, Baby

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| John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Once shunned by millennials, “uncool” chains are gearing up for a comeback For years, millennials were blamed for the death of the casual chain restaurant. And fast-casual chains , like Chipotle and Panera Bread, have been booming for years, with no signs of slowing in that sector.

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