Tin Drum Asiacafé introduces new LTO menu items

Tin Drum Asiacafé is bringing back a guest favorite and pairing it with two new dishes.


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

I find it fascinating that some experiences stay with you forever while 1,000 others fade to nothing - as if never born. Have you ever had an experience that, however small, is one you will never forget? One of my favorites happened when my son was still a baby.

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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Pei Wei goes to college

A new Pei Wei location will soon be opened at Arizona State University.

Go fish: Teriyaki Madness adds Salmon Bowl

Teriyaki Madness has added a Salmon Bowl to its menu, available now through June. 20.

32% of Americans never tried sushi, Pei Wei survey says

Fast casual wok-based concept Pei Wei released its national survey results detailing attitudes and behaviors toward sushi.

Dickey's Barbecue celebrates 500th opening milestone in Wisconsin

Fast casual chain Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. announced the opening of its 500th location slated for Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Steak 'n Shake achieves 24th consecutive quarter of same-store growth

Dating back to 2009, Steak 'n Shake has attained 24 consecutive quarters of same-store sales increases.

Panda Express celebrating Chinese New Year with special offers

Panda Express is marking Chinese New Year now through Feb. 19 with a variety of offers and tools.

California Tortilla has a new burrito that tastes a lot like college

California Tortilla's new Ramen Burrito is on trend. Other menu updates across the fast casual industry: bd's Mongolian Grill adds local, seasonal produce to its market area; Pieology adds Alfredo Sauce and Whole Wheat Crust; new smoothies debut for Bananas and Jamba Juice; The Habit brings back Sesame Chicken and Almond Salad.

HuHot launching 'quicker' NuHu Mongolian Express concept

Customers can build their own bowl or choose menu items, with prices ranging from $6.99 to $8.99.

Asian Box raises expansion capital

Asian Box Holdings Inc. has announced that it has closed on an investment from the Horowitz Group.

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.

Blue Pacific Grill lands spot on HealthyDiningFinder.com

HealthyDiningFinder.com 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.

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Asian food in the Fast Casual industry.