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[Data] Fast Casual Restaurant Trends: Sales and Labor

7 Shifts

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.

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

Modern Restaurant Management

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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P.F. Chang's opens a fast-casual Asian bowl concept

Restaurant Business

It's the chain's third crack at a fast-casual spinoff. A Pagoda by P.F. Chang's is operating in a suburban New York shopping mall.

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Blaze Pizza fans the flames of fast-casual pizza with brand overhaul

Restaurant Business

As the fast-casual pizza niche tries to find its post-pandemic path, Blaze Pizza hopes to regain leadership with a new menu and mission.

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Fast Casual vs. Fast Food Restaurants — What’s The Difference?

The Restaurant Times

It’s important to understand the dynamics of both fast food and fast casual restaurants, whether you’re considering opening a franchise, starting your food business from scratch, or simply trying to decide what kind of restaurant to eat at while on the go. Additionally, it frequently costs less than fast-casual eateries.

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236. Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 236 – Embracing Technology in the Fast-Casual Space: A Deep Dive with Bobby’s Burgers

Restaurant Technology Guys

In the rapidly evolving world of fast-casual dining, embracing technology is no longer a choice—it’s a necessity. It is a concept that marries traditional fast-casual dining with the culinary expertise of renowned chef Bobby Flay. Leaning into Technology for Execution In a fascinating Continue Reading. The post 236.

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Top Three Reasons Why Multi-Unit Operators Should be Looking at Fast Casual Brands to Expand their Portfolio in the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

According to a study conducted by Technavio , the fast casual restaurant industry will witness a compound annual growth rate of over 12 percent from now until 2026. I believe that fast casual continues to be a great place for savvy multi-unit restaurant franchisees to diversify. Here are three reasons why.