Giada De Laurentiis is among a number of celebrity chefs and Food Network personalities to move into the fast-casual restaurant sector. Pronto by Giada opened at Ceasar’s
Teriyaki Madness opened its 50th location, its first in Minnesota.
Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its 2,500th restaurant, this one in Concord, Calif. It’s a milestone that comes on the heels of a reorganization and a focus on tech for the
In this Q&A, Gina Venezia, vice president of construction and development at B.GOOD, discusses the updated design why the chain chose to make some BOH line
Fast-casual concept I Heart Mac & Cheese signed a 23-unit development agreement with franchise group Manor 3.
Mediterranean fast-casual The Hummus & Pita Co.signed a multi-unit deal to expand in the Southeast. Franchisees Jay Gill and Patrick Sidhu will bring five
Mighty Quinn's Barbecue has updated its look to better accommodate both flow of service and its catering/takeout business. Check out this Q&A with founder Micha
If there’s one cuisine that exemplifies fast casual, it’s Mexican. There’s Chipotle, Qdoba, Salsarita’s, Baja Fresh, Freebirds and at least half a dozen more solid
Trident Holdings LLC, the largest franchisee of fast-casual seafood chain Captain D’s, acquired 8 corporate-owned stores in Mississippi and will develop 10 new units
Auburn, Ala.-based Chicken Salad Chick will open its first outpost in the Midwest, in Chesterfield, Mo., in January.
Julian Hakim, co-owner of The Taco Stand, discusses how he and his partner Aram Baloyan brought their San Diego-based breakfast, lunch and dinner concept to the East
Indian dining experiences in the U.S. have long resided primarily on either end of a very niche spectrum: mom-and-pop curry house-style restaurants with lunch buffets and
San Francisco-based SAJJ Mediterranean, a fast-casual specializing in customizable Middle Eastern cuisine, has aggressive
Seoul Taco, the Korean-Mexican fast-casual fusion chain, plans to open restaurants in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and in the
Build-your-own poké concept Pokeatery will be opening its first East Coast location in Charlotte, N.C., inside the Epicentre shopping center, before year’s end.
Boca Raton, Fla.-based I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order
From concept development to brand protection, here’s how companies that made the move to fast casual tackled the challenge.
It’s a sign of the future: Birdcall is a new restaurant chain in Denver that doesn't have traditional front of house staff.
Jimboy’s Tacos plans to open seven more locations in the Sacramento, Calif., market.
Based in Plano, Texas, Zoës Kitchen is a fast-casual Mediterranean concept with about 250 locations across the country. The chain
Fast-casual Mexican chicken chain El Pollo Loco brought its new prototype to Yuba City, Calif., in January. It is the chain’s
The rd+d awards honor professionals doing great work in restaurant development and design, of course, but they also allow us to get closer to our readers, hear their
Grocery store staple Barilla announced plans to open two new fast-casual restaurants in Southern California in 2017
’Wichcraft, which first opened in New York City in 2003, was an early entry into the fast-fine segment with a
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchenis an emerging “fresh casual” dining chain that recently opened a location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The
Family-friendly pizza buffet chain Cicis has experienced 16 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth through Q1 2017, and the
Fast-casual chains grew sales a cumulative 8.4 percent in 2016, to a total of $40.4 billion, according to Technomic, Inc.’s new T...
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.will pilot two new small-format locations in the Minneapolis metro market this summer.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement with Lemon Pepper Holdings LTD (LPH). To open 100 locations in
Casual-dining chain Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Barbegan rolling out a branding refresh at its U.S. stores on May 1. The
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