Feast BBQ opens 2nd location

Indiana-based Feast BBQ is jumping the Ohio River to open a second location in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Rearview 2014: Here's what we were hungry for

What did we want to nosh on in 2014? Not gluten. And maybe we're getting sick of pumpkin spice, too.

Smashburger CMO: Better burgers are here to stay

Smashburger grew by about 20 percent this year, and it's likely it will continue that pace next year, according to newly-appointed CMO Josh Kern.

Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

Burger 21 president on why it's 'not always better' to be 1st

Despite the well-established competition in the 'better burger' space, Mark Johnston is confident he has a winning brand.

5 Reasons Beef Fits Fast Casual [infographic]

This infographic shows how beef menu items can help increase traffic and check spend at fast casual restaurants.

Brazilian chain Giraffas eyes U.S. growth

How a leading Brazilian quick-service chain plans to expand with a fast casual model for U.S. consumers.

NRA 2012: MOOYAH launches first national promo

FastCasual.com speaks with MOOYAH president Alan Hixon about the chain's first national promotion and where the brand is headed in 2012 and beyond.

Smashburger CEO David Prokupek's smashing success

How Smashburger’s CEO and chairman is banking on better burgers.

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.

Fast Casual segment heads into Q1 with new store openings

Fast casual chains such as Baja Fresh, Fuddruckers and MOOYAH are among several concepts starting the New Year with new openings across the United States. The openings symbolize the continued success of the fast casual segment, which saw unit growth of 5 percent during the 2011 fourth quarter.

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NEWS


Dickey's opens two new restaurants in Florida, California

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants announced it will open two new units on Dec. 18, one on the Florida Panhandle and the other in California.

Homestyle Dining names Jill Gouge-Laird VP of Marketing

Jill Gouge-Laird was tapped by Homestyle Dining's CEO Tom Sacco to lead all branding, marketing, advertising and communications.

BURGERFI announces Jupiter, Florida grand opening

The new location is the Florida-based chain's 25th in its home state and its 64th systemwide, with an additional 50 locations are slated to open by the end of 2015.

Two deals will net 27 new locations for Wahlburgers

Two new deals mark Wahlburgers' entry into Florida and New York.

The Habit announces IPO

Shares will be available at a price of $18 per share starting Nov. 20.

Dickey's locations set to open in Alabama, Pennsylvania and California

Opening celebrations for all three new restaurants will include pulled pork sandwiches offered for $2, gift card and merchandise giveaways.

Dickey's opens new restaurants in Texas and Wyoming

Both restaurants opened on Nov. 13 with three-day celebrations featuring giveaways.

Wahlburgers' first franchise opens in Toronto

The better burger brand, helmed by the Wahlburg brothers, will use only Canadian beef in its Toronto restaurant.

MOOYAH snags spot on HealthyDiningFinder.com

Salads, turkey and vegetarian options land the better burger chain on HealthyDiningFinder.com.

Fuddruckers 'Autumn on a Bun' does not involve pumpkin

The half-pound turkey burger features blue cheese crumbles and house-made cranberry and apple chutney, served on customer's choice of bun.

VooDoo BBQ & Grill plants flag in Pensacola

The new unit, the chain's 20th, is located in University Town Center at the corner of Nine Mile Road and University Parkway.

Wayback Burgers giving away food to vets at Port Hueneme location

In addition to the Port Hueneme promotion, more than 85 Wayback Burgers locations nationwide will offer veterans and active-duty military a free Wayback Classic Burger with the purchase of any side and any drink.

Burger 21 continues westward expansion

Burger 21 announced its second restaurant in Arizona will open at 2855 W. Ray Road in Chandler on Nov. 3.

Schlotzsky's adds ribeye LTO

Schlotzsky's Bakery-Cafe announced the addition of five new ribeye steak entrees to its menu through Dec. 28.

Dickey's opens restaurants in Washington, Minnesota

The openings will include gift card giveaways, $2 pulled pork sandwiches, merchandise giveaways and more.

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