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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FEATURES


Moe's finds a sweet spot with contextualized tweets, increased digital spend

A well-timed tweet helped drive home Moe's brand message and engage customers.

Moe's Southwest Grill president on chain's growth

Paul Damico, president of Moe's Southwest Grill, chats about the success and growth of the brand. The Mexican fast casual brand recently opened its 500th unit, which Damico attributes to not only the fresh, healthy food but also to its...

Chipotle shifts marketing approach, reports 8% comps increase

While revenue and same-store sales rise, the company shifts focus to local marketing initiatives.

SEC joins Chipotle hiring probe

Chipotle received a subpoena from the SEC May 17 requesting information in regard to its hiring practices.

NRA 2012: Hot Head Burritos

Ray and Cynde Wiley, the founders of Dayton, Ohio-based Hot Head Burritos, talks about brand strategy and growth.

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.

Chipotle battles new criticism from growers' group

CIW has challenged major chains before, promoting farm workers' rights.

Salsarita’s acquired by former McAlister’s CEO

Former McAlister’s Deli president and CEO Phil Friedman has acquired the Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina restaurant chain. The chain has 80 stores across 19 states and is now owned by Salsarita’s Holdings LLC, a company formed and controlled by Friedman, who serves as CEO.

NRA 2011: Qdoba on the success of street food

Qdoba's head of strategic product development talks about street food and why it's becoming a fast-casual trend.

Tin Star embarks on Texas-sized turnaround

By Steve Coomes Like a lot of great ideas, the concept of Tin Star Sizzle, Smoke and Salsa was great, but not perfect, out of the box. Founder Rich Hicks’ goal started out simple in 1999: elevate tacos, quesadillas, soups...

2010: Fast Casual year in review

Healthcare reform, bankruptcy protection and brand overhauls highlight a year full of the quintessential highs and lows.  

FREEBIRDS reveals 2011 growth strategy

In recognition of its 20th anniversary, the creator of the Monster burrito looks to take a bigger bite out of Texas.

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.

Qdoba chef educates guests on the flavors of Mexico

Ted Stoner is a busy man. As Qdoba's head chef and director of strategic product development, Stoner spends his time traveling North and South America looking for new and innovative flavor trends in an effort to give guests more menu...

Are we missing something?

Recently Market Force ran a series of studies with over 4,00 consumers to investigate their attitudes and behaviors around fast casual and family restaurants, and a separate study on the consumption of chicken. The findings from both were interesting, but...

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