Turkish-American sisters now franchising Flatbread Grill

Turkish-American sisters now franchising Flatbread Grill

Turkish-American Sisters — Arzu, Fusun, and Gonca Esendemir — are now franchising their fast casual concept —  Flatbread Grill.

Digital-only pizza brand makes debut in New York

Digital-only pizza brand makes debut in New York

Newly opened Long Island City Pizza Factory boasts that it is the world's first "full-digital pizzeria," an accomplishment its owners hope will send it right into the hearts of fast-talking, no B.S. New York customers

Franchise Focus: Irish burger joint rocketing to success

Franchise Focus: Irish burger joint rocketing to success

Rocket's plans include expansion throughout Europe and beyond.

Salsarita's CEO on the secret to growing fast casual brands

Salsarita's CEO on the secret to growing fast casual brands

Salsarita's will open several locations in 2018.

7 technologies transforming the restaurant industry

7 technologies transforming the restaurant industry

Now trending: We are in the middle of a tech revolution that has turned once imagined solutions into foodservice necessities, entirely transforming the restaurant business.

Top 10 stories of 2017 will carry over to 2018

Top 10 stories of 2017 will carry over to 2018

Stories about Panera, Chipotle and Boloco are among FastCasual's Top 10 most read stories of the year.

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

Now trending: Detroit-styled pizza, Vibrantly colored drinks and salads, soft-serve ice cream coming in innovative flavors and a focus on mushroom-centric dishes.

Are ready-to-make meal kits stealing your customers?

Are ready-to-make meal kits stealing your customers?

Now trending: Fast Casuals can learn from the success of ready-to-make meal kits companies.

Dickey's, Freshii, Boloco leaders predict 2018 fast casual trends

Dickey's, Freshii, Boloco leaders predict 2018 fast casual trends

An increased focus on delivery, the elevation of vegetarian and vegan concepts and finding ways to operate in smaller areas are just a few predictions from 10 executives leading fast casual brands.

Food truck founder adds a little 'Seoul' to the taco scene

Food truck founder adds a little 'Seoul' to the taco scene

A passion for food, combined with a desire to improve his lot in life and a little luck propelled David Choi, the son of Korean immigrants, to launch Seoul Taco, a small chain of restaurants and food trucks.

From food truck to 5 restaurants: one entrepreneur's story

From food truck to 5 restaurants: one entrepreneur's story

While a commissary gave David Choi the venue for his first restaurant, his food truck experience gave him the skills needed to prepare and serve food to customers efficiently and profitably.

2018 restaurant trend predictions from 10 fast casual CEOs

2018 restaurant trend predictions from 10 fast casual CEOs

Editor's note: This is part 1 in a series of stories featuring industry predictions from fast casual leaders around the world.

Wow Bao becomes 1st chain to leverage Eatsa technology

Wow Bao becomes 1st chain to leverage Eatsa technology

As the first licensee of Eatsa's self-service technology, Wow Bao's newest unit allows guests to pick up their orders from cubbies that alert them to the status of their orders.

Franchise focus: Pork & Mindy's CEO focused on 'extending the register'

Franchise focus: Pork & Mindy's CEO focused on 'extending the register'

Founder and CEO Kevin Corsello discusses why he loves operating in food halls and pop-up locations and what he wishes he would have known before launching his business.

Eatsa CEO: 'Our long-term goal is to change the fast casual industry'

Eatsa CEO: 'Our long-term goal is to change the fast casual industry'

Eatsa, both a restaurant and technology provider, faced a difficult choice in deciding the best way to revolutionize the fast casual dining experience. The company has switched its focus from running restaurants to offering other brands its technology.

Fast casuals innovating desserts, snacks to boost post-lunch traffic

Fast casuals innovating desserts, snacks to boost post-lunch traffic

More customers than ever are ordering dessert between 2-4 p.m.

Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

The Shanghai Roastery is the first Starbucks in the world to offer an augmented reality experience to customers. Customers, who download the app, get a whole new experience as they point their phones at key features around the roastery.

Dog Haus, Pancheros betting on simplicity

Dog Haus, Pancheros betting on simplicity

Rodney Anderson, CEO and founder of Pancheros Mexican Grill, and Hagop Giragossian, a partner at Dog Haus, agreed that a simple business model and menu lead to lower food costs, more efficient operations and happy customers.

CoreLife Eatery, Balance Grill,  I Love Bacon leaders on crazy vs innovative

CoreLife Eatery, Balance Grill,  I Love Bacon leaders on crazy vs innovative

These were all successful restaurant ideas that were once considered just a little bit crazy, according to a panel of restaurant leaders, who shared some of their best and worst innovations with fellow restaurateurs last month at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville.

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Turkish-American sisters now franchising Flatbread Grill