Bibigo focuses on retail line for holiday parties

Bibigo's corporate chef is offering tips for infusing traditional holiday fare with Korean flavor using the brand's retail line of products.


Is it possible to deliver fine dining experience for $10?

Frank Klein, CEO of Asian Box, thinks it's possible. The Asian concept sources sustainable ingredients, makes its own sauces and butchers its own meat.

Is Asian cuisine the new darling of fast casual?

Asian food is perfect for a fast casual setting because it's easily customizable, has healthy options and is portable.

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.

Foumami Asian Sandwich Bar

Foumami Asian Sandwich Bar opened in 2010 in Boston's Financial District. The restaurant was founded by third-genereration restaurateur Michael Wang, whose grandfather opened an upscale Chinese restaurant in Asia in 1945. Foumami is an Asian sandwich bar that serves breakfast and lunch.

Is flex-casual the new fast casual?

Fast casuals may embrace aspects of casual dining to keep up with customer demand.

U.S. restaurants join Japan earthquake relief effort

Chains and independents are sponsoring promotions and contributing funds to help with the earthquake/tsunami recovery.

Panda Express on expansion fast track

The Asian restaurant chain plans to grow 70 percent throughout the next five years.

Street food adoption papers approved

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Sushi rolls (slowly) into fast casual

What might seem an odd fit for fast casual’s price point and service style, finds some solid ground.

Ethnic fast casuals will be strong in 2010

Reports continue to show that ethnic flavors are gaining in consumer popularity.

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Blue Pacific Grill lands spot on has added Perrysburg, Ohio's Blue Pacific Grill to its lists of partners. Healthy Dining's nutrition criteria emphasizes lean protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and unsaturated fats. "Maintaining a healthy diet is important, not just for our waistlines but for...

Genghis Grill opens at DFW

The new restaurant represents Concessions International's second Genghis location and the franchise's second Dallas airport location.

Korilla BBQ parks it at new storefront location

Korilla BBQ, which got its start as a food truck, also plans to launch three additional stores in the Upper East Side, Financial District, and Brooklyn.

Lee's Sandwiches plants its flag in Oregon

The latest Lee's Sandwiches has a full bread baking equipment line and the capacity to serve additional stores when they open.

Mama Fu's Black Market Menu released

Chefs compete to get their items featured on the Black Market Menu, which often leads to a spot on the brand's core menu.

Panda Express shopping Delaware locations

Panda Express is seeking to expand into Delaware with free-standing corporate-owned stores.

Panda Express launches online group ordering app

Panda Express is launching an online group ordering platform that allows multiple people to order from separate devices.

Yum! Brands experiments with Vietnamese concept

Yum! Brands continues to experiment with the fast casual segment with its latest concept called Banh Shop, located in Dallas.The restaurant joins the company’s Super Chix concept, also in Dallas,  the U.S. Taco Co.

ShopHouse opens in Maryland

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opens the doors to its newest location in Columbia, Md.

Taste trends: fermented flavors riding in on the heat wave

Consumers are developing a taste for fermented foods like kimchi, craft pickles and fish sauce, according to the newest Culinary Trend Tracking Series (CuTTS) from Packaged Facts.

How Do You Roll? signs franchise deals in Chicago, New York

How Do You Roll? announced the signing of franchise deals in Chicago and New York.

Hai Street Kitchen & Co. launches Screaming Tuna Roll

Hai Street Kitchen & Co recently added the Screaming Tuna Roll to its menu. The Screaming Tuna Roll features raw, chopped Yellowfin Tuna mixed with kimchi, gochujang sauce and sesame oil rolled-up with pickled mango, lettuce, carrot, cucumber, red onion...

Teriyaki Madness announces deal to double locations by 2015

Teriyaki Madness recently announced five new franchise deals that will double the total number of locations across the U.S. by 2015. Teriyaki Madness recently signed agreements that will move the brand into new markets including Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee.

Bibigo reopening updated LA-area restaurant

Bibigo announced plans to reopen its revamped Century City Mall location on June 25. "In an effort to enhance the customer experience and help people discover the distinct flavors of Korean cuisine, our Bibigo location at Century City Mall has...

Asian Box expands footprint in California

Asian Box is now open in Mountain View, Calif. The concept's second location, at 142 Castro St., debuted in late December 2012 with a limited menu and hours.

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