Dickey's opens six new units

Dickey's Barbecue Pit announced the openings of six new locations in Texas, New Mexico, California and Maryland.

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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.

2012: The five fast casual executives to watch

For restaurant operators throughout the industry, 2011 had its fair share of highs and lows. While the industry rebounded slightly from the challenges present throughout the past three years, operational and financial difficulties still loomed for many. For our top...

The veggie burger: 'Is what's for dinner'

A spike in vegetarianism is inspiring fast casuals to go gourmet with meatless options.

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NEWS


Dickey's opening three new units this week

Dickey's will open three new units in California, Georgia and Indiana on Oct. 9.

Fatburger sponsoring Facebook 'Cook-Off'

Fatburger is challenging its social media fans to build their own burger using Fatburger patties sold at Walmart and post results on Facebook. The best burger concept will win $10,000.

Fuddruckers opens second unit in North Dakota

Fuddruckers opened the second of five restaurants planned for North Dakota with franchisee Serka Services LLC. The newest Fuddruckers opened at 1603 35th Ave, SW in Minot, near the Dakota Square Mall. "We're excited to be expanding our presence in...

Wahlburgers inks 3-unit Vegas deal

The better burger concept, founded by famous brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlburg, is the subject of an A&E network reality show.

Elevation Burger CEO marks 5 months with growth plans, new menu items

The burger chain is adding units, menu items and leaders.

Five Guys announces first Glasgow, Scotland location

Five Guys will also introduce the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine to Scotland.

Caliburger expands into Canada

CaliBurger has executed a master franchise agreement to develop at least 10 units in British Columbia.

Front Burner Brands adds general counsel

Front Burner Brands, Inc. has hired Bud Culp to fill its newly-created General Counsel role.

BurgerFi inks five year deal with Miami Dolphins

BurgerFi announced today it has signed a five-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.

Fatburger opens doors in India, Malaysia.

Fatburger recently announced the opening of its first locations in India and Malaysia.

Redesigned Fuddruckers reopens in Lake Jackson, Texas

Luby's, Inc. announced today the reopening of a former Fuddruckers franchise location in Lake Jackson, Texas under company ownership. The 6,400-square-foot fast casual restaurant, which has been closed since March 2014, underwent extensive design, decor and systems upgrades.

Fatburger turns itself inside out in quest for healthier option

Fatburger's new protein burger -- an inside-out version of the better burger chain's typical offering – shaves off calories and carbs by nixing the bun and putting beef patties in its place.

Fatburger opens first Doha, Qatar location

Fatburger recently announced the opening of its first location in Doha, Qatar, in The Pearl, a tourist and recreational destination. The new Fatburger, owned by franchisee Khalifa Al Sowaidi of Al Sowaidi Investment, is located at Madina Centrale, The Pearl, Building No.

Habit showcasing Hatch chiles for limited time

Habit Restaurants LLC will add the Hatch Chile Charburger to its menu from Aug. 20 through Sept.30 at more than 90 locations.

Burger 21 to open first Arizona restaurant on July 21

Burger 21 announced today its first restaurant in the western U.S. will open in Scottsdale, Ariz., on July 21 in Seville Shopping Center at 7001 N.

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