Top 100: Restaurants - Pie Five Pizza Company

Pie Five Pizza Company is number 13 of the 2014 Top 100: Restaurants - Movers & Shakers.

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Big brands capture big social media share, but smaller brands get the love

It's no surprise that Chipotle grabs the lions' share of social media attention among top fast casual brands, but smaller, regional eateries inspire the most passion among fans.

Images from the 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers gala

Representatives from some of the top 50 brands listed in this year's Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers were on hand at the annual gala last week in Chicago, sponsored by Henny Penny.

Fast casual execs reflect on the segment during the Movers & Shakers awards banquet

A number of reasons are behind fast casual's growth, including value, atmosphere and quality food.

Fast Casual Top 100 awards banquet highlight reel

The second annual gala, sponsored by Henny Penny, featured dinner and an awards presentation.

Fast Casual Top 100: Smashburger acceptance speech

Smashburger has 250 restaurants worldwide and plans to open another 70 or 80 units this year.

Smashburger named top brand, Fazoli’s CEO named top exec for 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

Criteria included innovation, growth, social responsibility and overall contribution.

Fast Casual Social Media Top 10 [infographic]

A look at how the largest fast casual restaurants in the U.S. stack up on social media.

FastCasual.com's Top 10 stories of 2013

Based purely on traffic, FastCasual.com reveals its most popular stories of the year.

Fazoli's CEO accepts FastCasual.com's highest award

Carl Howard, CEO of Fazoli's, accepts his award during FastCasual.com's Top 100 Awards Banquet. Fazoli's was named No. 1 on the 2013 list of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers.

Sharing the 'why' and 'how' behind the Top 100

I was honored to announce the winners of the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers this week at our awards gala in Chicago, where most of the winning brands were represented by CEOs or other C-level executives. The competition...

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Top 100: Restaurants - Rubio's

Rubio's rests at number 14 on Fast Casual's Top 100: Restaurants - Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - PizzaRev

PizzaRev represents number 15 on Fast Casual's list of the Top 100: Restaurants.

Top 100: Restaurants - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza climbs to the number 16 spot on Fast Casual's Top 100: Restaurants.

Top 100: Restaurants - Freshii

Freshii rank as number 17 on Fast Casual's 2014 Top 100 Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - Blazing Onion Burger Company

Blazing Onion Burger Company climbs to the number 18 spot of our 2014 Top 100: Restaurants.

Top 100: Restaurants - Burgerfi

Burgerfi grabs spot number 19 on Fast Casual's 2014 Top 100: Restaurants.

Top 100: Restaurants - Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen breaks the top 20 on 2014's Top 100: Restaurants.

Top 100: Restaurants - Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy Chicken is ranked 21 on the 2014 edition of Fast Casual's Top 100: Restaurants.

Top 100: Restaurants - MAD Greens

MAD Greens claims spot 22 on this year's Fast Casual Top 100: Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - Wildflower Bread Company

Wildflower Bread Company ranks 23rd in this year's Fast Casual Top 100: Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - Giraffas

Giraffas ranks 24 in this year's Fast Casual Top 100: Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - Giardino

Giardino makes the top 25 of this year's Top 100: Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is number 27 of this year's Top 100: Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - Panera Bread

Panera Bread is featured as number 28 on 2014's Top 100: Movers & Shakers.

Top 100: Restaurants - Elevation Burger

Elevation Burger has been selected as number 29 on this year's Top 100: Movers & Shakers.

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