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.
Asian food is perfect for a fast casual setting because it's easily customizable, has healthy options and is portable.
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 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.
Fast casuals may embrace aspects of casual dining to keep up with customer demand.
Chains and independents are sponsoring promotions and contributing funds to help with the earthquake/tsunami recovery.
The Asian restaurant chain plans to grow 70 percent throughout the next five years.
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.
What might seem an odd fit for fast casual’s price point and service style, finds some solid ground.
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Reports continue to show that ethnic flavors are gaining in consumer popularity.
The latest Lee's Sandwiches has a full bread baking equipment line and the capacity to serve additional stores when they open.
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 is seeking to expand into Delaware with free-standing corporate-owned stores.
Panda Express is launching an online group ordering platform that allows multiple people to order from separate devices.
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 Southeast Asian Kitchen opens the doors to its newest location in Columbia, Md.
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? announced the signing of franchise deals in Chicago and New York.
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 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 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 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.
Atlanta-based BIP Opportunities Fund LP is taking a minority interest in the rapidly growing Pan Asian fast casual chain Tin Drum Asiacafe (Tin Drum). The investment in Tin Drum, also based in Atlanta, will provide the necessary capital to fuel...
Mama Fu's Asian House has implemented a more contemporary design in three of its restaurants with plans to give all new locations the updated look. Mama Fu's expects to have another 10 to 14 units open by the end of...
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Panda Express has reached a major milestone, announcing the opening of its 1,500th location. Located at 585 N.