2012 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

FastCasual.com's seventh annual review of the restaurant segment's Top 100 movers and shakers takes a look at the brands, people, technology, menu trends and innovations leading the industry.

Type: Special Report

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Digital Display Technology: An Introduction to Digital Signage

Digital signage is a viable and effective communications tool, but companies taking the first step in signage deployment will be much more successful on the playing field if they understand the basics of what digital media is and how it operates. Learn the basics of digital signage and how to make it most effective.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: LG Electronics USA, Inc.


WEBINAR: How A Tablet POS Can Make Your Business More Profitable With Less Investment

Date:Tue, Jan 19, 2016 | Time:02:00 PM EST | Duration:1 hour | You might run an amazing pizzeria, a fantastic barbecue joint or a really cool gift shop, but business doesn’t stop after you sell a large slice, a rack of ribs or a bag of souvenirs. You still have employees to track, inventory to manage and customers to engage.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: NCR Corporation


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FCES15: Stay on trend with the latest food trends

Tastes and trends in food change and evolve rapidly. What may have been an innovative concept last year may be exactly the wrong one now.

34 ways to fail with a poorly written franchise agreement

Franchise agreements must be prepared, negotiated and reviewed by a specialist from where the restaurant will operate.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill to expand outside home state

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is expanding outside of its home state for the first time since the chain's launch in 2007. Through an agreement with Texas-based franchisee Blue Jean Food Group (BJFG), up to 15 new units will open throughout...

Daphne's California Greek launches national franchise plan

The new franchise program is expected to double Daphne's unit count over a three-year period.

African cuisine gains consumer appeal

How Safari and Safari Express provide key insights into the lives of their owners and the flavors found in East African cuisine.

Genghis Grill’s HealthKwest gives chain energy boost

How Genghis Grill's HealthKwest campaign yielded social media growth.

Daphne's California Greek unveils new brand identity

The former Daphne's Greek Cafe has changed its logo, name and corporate culture since August 2010.

Pollo Campero showcases health at Disney restaurant

Pollo Campero teamed up with its Orlando franchisee Larry Levy to develop and launch Fresh-A-Peel, which features healthier menu items.

Genghis Grill launches interactive television channel

Last week at Genghis Grill's franchise conference, the group unveiled its latest customer-engagement tool: Genghis Grill TV. The channel was created by Paul Barron, the concept's chief digital brand officer and founder of Digital Coco, a brand development firm specializing...

Slideshow: Fast Casual Executive Summit Food Tour

The Fast Casual Executive Summit kicked off Oct. 10 with the second annual Fast Casual Food Tour. Nearly 100 summit attendees spent time at brands such as Cosi, 5 Guys Burgers & Fries, Portillo's Hot Dogs, Qdoba and Penn Station.

Mediterranean diet spurs concept growth

How two concepts are providing healthful Mediterranean cuisine to Detroit and Denver diners.

New Daphne’s CEO outlines brand future

When Daphne’s Greek Café founder George Katakalidis filed for bankruptcy protection in January, the news came as a shock to many restaurant industry insiders. Katakalidis founded Daphne’s in 1991 in San Diego while nursing a soccer injury from his days...

A trend walks into the unemployment office

He sat patiently on the hard little chair, not sure what to expect. The paper in his hand seemed small and sparse but it would have to do.

Ethnic fast casuals will be strong in 2010

Reports continue to show that ethnic flavors are gaining in consumer popularity.

Ethnic fast casuals will be strong in 2010

Reports continue to show that ethnic flavors are gaining in consumer popularity.

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