Cava Mezze Grill: Chef Inspired Fast Casual

Foodable

In this episode of Fast Casual Nation , brought to you by Chepri , host Paul Barron sits down with Chef Dimitri Moshovitis, the co-founder and chef of Cava Grill. Cava Grill is a fast casual Mediterranean restaurant with a budget- and health-conscious clientele.

Future Operation Tactics For Fast Casual With Velvet Taco

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. The whole state of fast casual has changed,” says Dover.

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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

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 Food Restaurants. They are traditionally what consumers call fast food. Fast food is prepared and served quickly and inexpensively. The fast-food sector contains a number of popular franchises, including McDonald’s, Taco Bell, KFC and Wendy’s. Casual Dining.

Dog Haus: Building on Nostalgia With an American Favorite

Foodable

In this episode of Fast Casual Nation , brought to you by Chepri , host Paul Barron sits down with Adam Gertler, the official “Würstmacher” (sausage-maker) of gourmet hot dog chain Dog Haus. Founded in 2010, Dog Haus has found a winning formula with its unique craft casual style.

Save Your Restaurant From Failure With Technology Tactics

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 Podcast Fast Casual Technology

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.

What You Should Not Be Delivering: 5 Common Delivery Mistakes to Avoid

Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting

Mathew Green – Director of Culinary Operations, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting Whether you have been doing delivery since you opened, or you have recently launched a delivery program due to a global pandemic, there are five incredibly common mistakes we Read More.

Matt & Marie’s Modernizing the Classic Italian Sandwich

Foodable

In this episode of Fast Casual Nation , Paul Barron interviews the masterminds behind the superior, Italian sandwich concept– Matt & Marie's. The sandwich game is not an easy one to enter, being the most competitive sector in the fast casual category.

Firehouse Subs Prioritizes Consistency, Quality, and Speed of Service

Foodable

Firehouse Subs is a fast casual restaurant chain based in Jacksonville, Florida. TDC Show Podcast Fast CasualListen to "29. Firehouse Subs Prioritizes Consistency, Quality, and Speed of Service" on Spreaker.

Restaurant Surcharges – Health Insurance vs. Tips

Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting

Ray Camillo – Founder & CEO, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting A few weeks ago, my wife and I ate San Francisco. A recurring line item on our checks was “EE Benefits Surcharge” or “SF Mandates” charge. My first reaction Read More.

Sandwich Trends of the Future

Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting

Mathew Green – Director of Culinary Operations, Blue Orbit Restaurant Consulting I’m sure that you will agree that sandwiches are the greatest human invention of all time. Simply by putting some food in between two pieces of bread you combine Read More.

Top Burger Stocks to Watch

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 Podcast Video Fast Casual

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.

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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.

Growing a Comfort Food Brand

Modern Restaurant Management

I Heart Mac & Cheese is a fast-growing, fast-casual concept with corporate locations in Florida. In 2017, the company launched its franchising program nationwide and has open and operating franchisee locations in Florida, New York, Georgia and Texas.

Restaurant Customer Experience 2020: What Customers Expect

Focus POS

Today’s diners are well-connected, tech savvy, and expect a high-quality restaurant customer experience—whether visiting a five-star restaurant, fast-casual, or the drive-through. Who is the next-generation customer and what are their expectations?

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.

Driving Revenue Through Labor Optimization with Noodles and Company

Hot Schedules

So what should a fast casual chain labor model look like? Noodles & Company, a fast casual chain headquartered in Denver, has just shy of 400 company restaurants, with 77 franchise restaurants. The fast-casual chain didn’t stop there. Customer Spotlight.

Black Box Intelligence Conducting Free Daily Sales and Traffic Survey for Restaurant Operators

Black Box Intelligence

This new report breaks down percentages of locations operating at a limited capacity or are fully closed, broken down by segment (quick service, fast casual, family dining, casual dining and upscale casual).

Introducing Golden Krust

LevelUp

Golden Krust , the largest Caribbean fast-casual brand in the U.S. with 100+ locations, has launched a branded app, web ordering, and loyalty program to offer rewards to their valued diners.

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

Xtra Chef

Think Fast, Act Local. He needed to act, and fast. 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.

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.

Reinventing a Safer, Personalized Restaurant Experience through Facial Recognition

Modern Restaurant Management

In fast casual restaurants like Chipotle, where people are often standing in long lines in close proximity to others to order their food, this technology can enable queue and capacity control more efficiently without sacrificing a full staff member to line management duty.

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. For prioritizing nutrition and good quality in fast food. .

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. It’s fun, frictionless and fast. Personalizing QSR and fast casual dining offers is nothing new.

2 Simple Ways to Boost Productivity

Lavu

The speeds they can work at might not be as fast as lightning, but as close as humanly possible. This permits your restaurant—both front and back of the house—to work at the fast pace of consumer spending. To meet their fast expectations, you need a fast module.

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Four Simple Ways to Integrate Contactless Solutions in Your Restaurant Reopening Strategy

Modern Restaurant Management

For example, near-field communication payments, digital wallets or a tap-to go friendly terminal will be more beneficial for fast casual restaurants whereas a payment app will be better suited for dine-in guests.

Good Business: How The Salad House is Making a Difference During the Pandemic

Modern Restaurant Management

Joey Coiffi, top photo, CEO of The Salad House , a growing New Jersey-based fast casual franchise, discusses how their restaurants were able to quickly ramp up to help out, the impact of social media sharing as well as restaurant technology's role in giving back.

92% of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC Restaurants Have Reopened

Restaurant Engine

Brands (NYSE: YUM), the $28 billion bellwether for the fast-casual restaurant industry, disclosed to regulators today that 92% of its North American restaurants have reopened. Yet fast-casual restaurants like Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC have been one of the fastest groups to recover.

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.

Restaurant Trends: Top Predictions for the Coming Decade

Modern Restaurant Management

They want a flexible, fast, customized, and “frictionless” dining experience — one without the “drag” of unnecessary steps or interactions. Want a lightning-fast grab-and-go experience? Well, that puts fast-casual out of the running.

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.

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.” Halen explained that fast-food chains with significant drive-thru businesses like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Jack in the Box are performing the best.

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.

Innovative Models Keep Restaurant Revenue and Supply Chain Flowing

Modern Restaurant Management

Recognizing this shift, Freshii , a fast-casual franchise with hundreds of locations globally, created a corporate partnership that enables companies to offer meal kits and market baskets at a discount to their employees. As restaurants cautiously begin to reopen in pockets of the U.S.

Pros and Cons of a Cashless Restaurant Business

Modern Restaurant Management

With the simplification of removing cash, restaurant owners are able to prioritize fast transactions at the point-of-sale, which can be especially important for QSR and fast-casual concepts. “Cash or card?”

Why You Need a Restaurant Designer

The Restaurant Group

Here’s a rundown of some standard restaurant classes and how a designer can assist you with creating the right look and feel for your restaurant: Full Service and Fine Dining : This category ranges from casual to upscale and the customer base range is vast. What is a restaurant designer.

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%.

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.

4 Restaurant Technologies Proven to Improve Efficiency

Next Restaurants

With orders from all corners, the kitchen can be a chaotic, clustered and a fast-paced environment which often results with miscommunication. Since orders are processed fast with this system, your business can take more orders and serve more guests in a given shift thanks to a quicken guest turnover. We live in a fast-paced world and people expect everything they need to be within arm’s length. By Sina Sadeghpour.