Freebirds unveils new look in Texas

Freebirds World Burrito will open its newest location next week in Lewisville, Texas, which will feature updates in its design.


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...

QSRs want slice of fast casual pie

Quick-serve restaurants move to upscale décor, menu to attract customers.

Fast casual concept design

For a successful restaurant, every aspect must work together.

NRA to showcase top industry trends

Building, kitchen design and more create exhibit hall of more than 2,100 booths.

Legendary pizzerias bet on fast-casual makeovers

Shakey's Pizza and Papa Gino's Pizza are getting new names and makeovers to strengthen their positions in the growing fast-casual dining segment.

2006 restaurant show wraps up

The 2006 National Restaurant Hotel & Motel Show offered big-time speakers and trendsetting technologies. Even if you attended, you probably didn't see everything.   

Experts create the first virtual brand

Camp Out Grill is not real. For now, it's a virtual brand.

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Freebirds World Burrito to debut new design in Dallas

Freebirds World Burrito will open its newest location on Nov. 12 in Lewisville, Texas, in the area known as The Colony at 6225 N. Josey Lane. The new restaurant will feature design updates that will be incorporated in all future Freebirds locations.

Feast BBQ opens 2nd location

Indiana-based Feast BBQ is jumping the Ohio River to open a second location in Louisville, Kentucky.

Starbucks intros new global store-design strategy

SEATTLE — Starbucks Coffee Company has announced its new global store design strategy in its effort to set the stage for a reinvigorated customer experience. Inspired by Starbucks Shared Planet, the company's ongoing commitment to ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship and...

Fazoli's begins restaurant renovations

INDIANAPOLIS — Fazoli's has begun a remodeling project for 16 of its Indianapolis-area locations, the company announced in a news release.   Following a prototype that was unveiled in Lexington, Ky., the new Tuscany-inspired décor was developed to reflect consumer tastes.

Daphne's Greek Cafe unveils new look

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Daphne's Greek Cafe July 10 unveiled its new design concept at the opening of its Tustin, Calif., location.

Penn Station opens 13th Kentucky location

CINCINNATI — Penn Station East Coast Subs will open its newest Louisville area restaurant the week of May 28th, marking its 13th store in the area. The location features new menu items and the new Penn Station décor package that...

Restaurant industry continues growth

WASHINGTON D.C. — The outlook for the restaurant industry remained solid in February, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive index of restaurant activity was unchanged from its January level.

Fast casuals attract mobile workers

Yesterday's luxury is today's expectation. Today's business traveler is all about the mobile office, and fast-casual restaurants are offering modern amenities to attract the mobile customer.

NRA: 30 months of consecutive growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The outlook for the restaurant industry continued to improve in January, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive index of restaurant activity registered its third gain in the last four months.

Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers

It wasn't long ago that you had to look up the definition of "fast casual" to understand the meaning of this unique restaurant concept that is a hybrid of the fast-food and traditional sit-down eating experiences. Not only is fast-casual...

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Furniture and Fixture concepts, companies and materials on Fast Casual.