Welcome to the 2012 edition of the FastCasual.com Top 100 Movers & Shakers, sponsored by Henny Penny!
Just as fast casuals change recipes from time to time, so do publishers. This year—our 7th of publishing the Fast Casual Top 100—we decided, as did many of our brands last year, to add some new flavors to our mix. In the past, the Top 100 focused exclusively on concepts. For this edition, our rankings include not only the top brands, but also the people, trends and technologies that contributed most to fast casual.
Special thanks go to this year's panelists: Linda Duke, founder of Duke Marketing; Darren Tristano, executive vice president of Technomic; and Kathleen Wood, founder of Kathleen Wood Partners LLC.