An iconic, defunct landmark in Southampton, N.Y., has been reimaged. Once the Princess Diner, the new Silver Lining Diner both modernizes and upscales the traditional diner experience with year-round, locally sourced seasonal fare.
Insights from more than 5,000 consumers surveyed were used to identify the rise of “marketplace fast casual,” a fast-casual subsegment driven by the demands of younger consumers and shaped by the popularity of farmers markets and food halls.
The view from 3,000 feet of the American quick-service restaurant industry is arguably more interesting right now than at any time in its history. And for companies within the segment, now is arguably as challenging a time as any. That’s because the once relatively simple QSR restaurant model suddenly is no longer simple.
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