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.

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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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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.

Pond: Poised to make a splash in 2015

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.

Putting customers in the driver's seat: Which Wich adds drive-thru

Driven by a desire to serve his customers, franchisee adds drive-thru to his fast casual sandwich restaurant.

Schlotzsky's cracks top five in app store restaurant category

Loyalty app is the centerpiece of Schlotzsky's effort to connect with Millennials.

Capriotti's CEO: Franchising an attractive option for those burned in the Great Recession

Morris' passion for Capriotti's food and proven concept took him from franchisee to top exec.

Bread carriers help operators stand out in the crowded sandwich space

Away-from-home sandwich purchases are up because of consumer demand for lower prices, more variety, fresher and healthier items and flexible portions.

Jimmy John's founder a case study in risk-reward

Jimmy John Liautaud offers some advice for franchising during NRA Show panel.


McAlister's Deli unveils new look

The chain's new store design includes a tea bar and has been unveiled at two new locations.

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.

Spicy Pickle growth prospects sweeten for 2011

No longer sour, the chain will open a new prototype location this month.

Thanks, Tyler

As Firehouse Subs continues to grow (407 restaurants and counting), it is imperative that my HQ team assists our franchisees in their efforts to establish and improve upon the “Firehouse culture” that makes us so successful. With that in mind,...

Opinion: Great expectations in customer service

Penn Station president Craig Dunway discusses the issues that make customer service a win or lose proposition.

McAlister’s Deli founders find second-time success

Nine years after the sale of McAlister's Deli, the Newcomb family gains ground with Newk's Express Café.

Penn Station charters new growth territory

As the sub-sandwich chain celebrates 25 years, its founder and president keep their eyes focused on the future.

Details, Details, Details

The restaurant business is all about paying attention to the details. And when it comes to the details, there are two rules to keep in mind: Rule #1: Typically, no single issue is a back-breaker. It’s an accumulation of deficiencies that kills you.

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