Spin-Off: Heeding the Fast-Casual Call

From concept development to brand protection, here’s how companies that made the move to fast casual tackled the challenge.

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Editor's Letter: Catch Me Outside

Spring is in the air, and it can’t get here fast enough.

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Relationship Business: A Q&A with Vincent Celano

More than a decade ago, a partnership was quietly formed. Vincent Celano, owner of Celano Design Studio in New York City, worked with Elizabeth Blau on Buddy V’s in Las Vegas.

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Q&A on Captain D's Shrinking Prototype

Seafood Stalwart Captain D’s recently introduced a new prototype in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The restaurant features the same look and feel but a smaller footprint — 56 seats in 1,994 square feet vs. the previous 82 seats in 2,800 square feet.

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DRNK and QWENCH Go National

DRNK coffee + tea and QWENCH juice bar opened in Sterling, Va. It’s the chain’s first outpost outside its home market of Hollywood, Calif.

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JUNKICHI Offers Traditional Izakaya and AI Tech

Mixing the old and the new, Seattle’s new izakaya restaurant JUNKICHI opens in April. The restaurant features traditional robatayaki served with a modern twist: a tabletop robot named SOTA with artificial intelligence capabilities interacts with customers.

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