Fast-Casual Restaurant

Shifting Gears: Quick Service and Fast-Casual Twists and Turns

Fast casual and quick service restaurants are poised for big growth. Learn how Subway and Sizzler are navigating challenges and maximizing opportunities.

Accelerating Advances: Catching Up with Fast Casual

Fast-casual restaurant growth continues to accelerate. Learn how Slim Chickens, Panera Bread and the fast-casual segment are driving sales to new heights.

Can-Do Kiosks: Major Chains Tap Kiosk Technology to Alleviate Labor Shortage

Major chains continue to turn to kiosks as a solution to the labor crisis. Learn how McDonald's, Panera, Taco Bell and others are integrating kiosks.

Oh Dough They Didn't! Upstart Pizza Chains Cook Up New Recipes for Success

As a versatile staple, pizza continues to power sales. Lean how fast-casual restaurant chains Pie Five and 7Pie are taking pizza innovation to new levels.

A Hunger for Convenience: Digital Innovation, From Fast Casual to C-Store Segments

Shake Shack is a beacon of digital innovation in the fast-casual segment. Now QuikTrip raises the bar for c-stores with frictionless cashier-free shopping.

Rising to the Challenge: Restaurant Chains Elevate the Customer Experience In-Store and Online

As demographics change, restaurant chains innovate the customer experience accordingly. Explore customer experience innovations from IHOP and Sweetgreen.

Feed The Need: Restaurant Foot Traffic Returns, Takeout Remains Strong

Yelp searches for dining and takeout reflect the changing foodservice landscape. Explore the data and new innovations for pickup at Panera and Chipotle.

Full Speed Ahead: Fast-Casuals Fast-Track Drive-Thru Innovations

From Chipotle's lucrative Chipotlane to Taco Bell's high-tech prototype Taco Bell Defy, drive-thrus are paving the way to the fast-casual future.

Think Fast: Top Fast-Casual Brands Intensify Focus on Faster, Easier Customer Experience

Fast-casual restaurant brands are expanding digital access. Learn how Shake Shack, Panera and others are building out an omnichannel customer experience.

Food Flight: Delivery and Safety Reach New Heights

Sky-high digital sales at Wendy, drone delivery at It's Just Wings and RFID food safety tech at Chipotle's point to a future of unlimited possibilities.

Own It! Franchisees Feed Bottom Line for Smaller Brands

Franchisees are paving the way for higher sales in 2022. Learn how Penn Station East Coast Subs and Bee Healthy Cafe are expanding franchise opportunities.

Everything Bold Is New Again: Key Foodservice Trends Expected to Continue in 2022

2021 was a time of sweeping transformations. Explore key technology trends expected to continue to evolve and take sales to new heights in the new year.

A Season to Savor: Holiday Menu Food for Thought

Research shows consumers look forward to holiday LTOs that leverage seasonal flavors. Explore these and post-holiday menu strategies for optimal sales.

Digging In: Restaurant Brands Chart Course to Feed Growth

In another sign foodservice is turning the COVID-19 corner, restaurant brands plan big growth. Explore growth strategies for Portillo's and Fat Brands.

Bite to Treat: Building the Best Between-Meal Snack Menu

Consumers’ taste for snacks has increased—find out how you can meet the demand for between-meal menu items.

A Thirst for Sales: Nonalcohol Beverages Help Restaurant Operations Refresh Business

Menus are filling up on nonalcoholic beverage concepts at major chains. Explore the latest taste trends, from dessert-inspired drinks to vegan varieties.

Growing ... Growing ...Not Gone: Big Restaurant Brands Post Big Sales Despite Pandemic

Even as concerns over the Delta variant persist, major restaurant brands post surging sales. Learn how Burger King, KFC and others are boosting business.

Time-Tested: Which Pandemic Practices Could Become Permanent?

Find out what adjustments operators across the country made during the pandemic—and how those moves are now helping them increase business.

Secret to Success: Major Restaurant Chains Crack Code of Customization with Secret Menus

Secret menus provide foodservice operations with cost-effective opportunities for customization. Explore secret menu items from major restaurant chains.

Power Breakfast: What Consumers Want (Now) from This All-Important Meal

Discover which flavor, format and other breakfast trends today’s consumers want commercial and noncommercial foodservice, micro market and vending operators to provide.

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