While new offerings may put some grocery stores and c-stores in direct competition with fast casual brands, new partnerships also present new opportunities for fast casual brands to reach new audiences and new markets.
With a goal of more than doubling Potatopia's unit count in 2015, Alan Dikker has his sights set on elevating the lowly spud.
With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.
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Limited menus for QSRs and fast casual restaurants have financial and operational benefits.
Starbucks' consistent success comes down to three things: a strong loyalty program, excellent operational execution and product innovation.
This could be the breakout year for Hunter Pond and his East Hampton Sandwich Co. The young entrepreneur's three-unit chain is set to double its footprint in 2015, and add another four units in 2016.
Local marketing, local sourcing, mobile technologies and customer service initiatives are all expected to move to the front burner in the New Year.
Even though going green may cost more than conventional items, consumers are willing to pay more for the opportunity; for them it is not an indulgence but a necessity.