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


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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Why 'locally sourced,' 'organic' aren't just buzzwords

QSRs need to pay heed to the increasing movement of consumers toward all things healthy and natural, and they need to be authentic about it.

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.

MAD Greens: Less food miles equals better taste

Local sourcing is paying off for the salad concept, which is set to nearly double in size in 2015.

Giardino Gourmet Salads adds to Florida healthy eating options

Giardino Gourmet Salads launched in 2004 in southern Florida by Ody and Kenny Lugo. Today, there are seven locations throughout the region.

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.

Zagat rates Atlanta Bread Top 5 in healthy options

In the recently released 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, which included 136 national restaurant chains, Atlanta Bread received Top 5 distinctions in two key categories. The survey's more than 6,500 participants voted Atlanta Bread among the Top 5 large chains...

Tossed upgrades image, logo

The salad chain launches a new store prototype to unveil in Boston.

Fast Casual Summit kicks off with food tour

Industry executives gathered in Dallas on the eve of the annual conference for a tour of some top and up-and-coming fast casual restaurants.

How Lane Cardwell Jr. plans to re-marketize Boston Market

Boston Market's CEO looks to recapture the meals-to-go niche by capitalizing on Boston Market's core strengths: value and product quality.

Drive sales through employee-performance programs

Fast casual operators boost retention and brand loyalty by giving back to their employees.

El Pollo Loco, KFC carry on chicken fight

El Pollo Loco has challenged KFC to a taste test, but KFC's own failed giveaway may be all El Pollo Loco needs to win with consumers.

Seven top fast casual independent operations

From Kansas City to New York City, these independent operations are changing the fast casual landscape.

Newsletters, intranet keep franchisees up to speed

How a variety of communication tools can connect brands to their outposts.

Restaurants look to play a new song

As dining options increase, yesterday's music model is undergoing a revolution of sight and sound.

Buffalo Wild Wings revenue up 32%

Comps, revenue and net income increase despite negative economic factors.

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