Evolving From Frozen to Fresh Hand-Cut Fries

Turn a highly visible and profitable item like French Fries into a Signature Item.

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Sponsor: Kingston Fresh


5 Reasons to Franchise a Better Burger Concept

Opportunities to capitalize on continued dining fascination and society's fast pace make burger businesses appealing.

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Choosing the Right Potato Supplier for Fresh-Cut French Fries

Done correctly, few side dishes are better than fresh-cut french fries. Done poorly, they can be a guest turnoff.

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Sponsor: Kingston Fresh


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Trademarking 101: Can Chipotle be the 'Chipotle of the better-burger' segment?

The term "better burger" may prove difficult to trademark, however, as it's been widely used among media and other restaurant operators to describe a variety of fast casual chains that specialize in higher-quality burgers.

Lent: Boom or bust?

So what's a restaurant owner to do when a significant portion of the eating public will be abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and Lenten Fridays? Prepare.

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.

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.

Fast casual growth a boon for burger segment

Fast casual brands now represent a majority of the Top 75 burger chains in Technomic's new report.

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