2016 Fast Casual Top 100

FastCasual’s annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and executives.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Taylor Company




5 Tried-and-True Technologies that Improve Restaurant Operations

New technologies appear on the market on a daily basis, but there are plenty of existing applications that can help operators deliver a superior experience.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




Restaurant Opening Master Checklist

While opening a new restaurant is exciting it can also be very stressful. Making sure that you have all your 'i's dotted and your 't's crossed before the big day can feel overwhelming.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: TouchBistro


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FEATURES


Is the UAE restaurant industry in trouble?

The problem has more to do with the lack of integrity of some operators leading "bad brand" than industry saturation.

Purple dough, sweet potatoes: world brimming with pizza opportunities

Pizza is a hot restaurant concept around the world, according to Euromonitor International, which reported that it's gaining in popularity in not only traditional pizza markets but also in areas where it has usually been considered exotic, if not a little weird.

Reaching a dual audience: Naf Naf COO discusses brand success

Frank Weiner, COO of Naf Naf grill discusses, the brand's ability to overcome challenges


Franchise Focus: Pincho Factory puts a twist on street food

Family owned street food with a twist concept, continues expansion across Florida.

FCES15: Stay on trend with the latest food trends

Tastes and trends in food change and evolve rapidly. What may have been an innovative concept last year may be exactly the wrong one now.

34 ways to fail with a poorly written franchise agreement

Franchise agreements must be prepared, negotiated and reviewed by a specialist from where the restaurant will operate.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill to expand outside home state

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is expanding outside of its home state for the first time since the chain's launch in 2007. Through an agreement with Texas-based franchisee Blue Jean Food Group (BJFG), up to 15 new units will open throughout...

Daphne's California Greek launches national franchise plan

The new franchise program is expected to double Daphne's unit count over a three-year period.

African cuisine gains consumer appeal

How Safari and Safari Express provide key insights into the lives of their owners and the flavors found in East African cuisine.

Genghis Grill’s HealthKwest gives chain energy boost

How Genghis Grill's HealthKwest campaign yielded social media growth.

Daphne's California Greek unveils new brand identity

The former Daphne's Greek Cafe has changed its logo, name and corporate culture since August 2010.

Pollo Campero showcases health at Disney restaurant

Pollo Campero teamed up with its Orlando franchisee Larry Levy to develop and launch Fresh-A-Peel, which features healthier menu items.

Genghis Grill launches interactive television channel

Last week at Genghis Grill's franchise conference, the group unveiled its latest customer-engagement tool: Genghis Grill TV. The channel was created by Paul Barron, the concept's chief digital brand officer and founder of Digital Coco, a brand development firm specializing...

Slideshow: Fast Casual Executive Summit Food Tour

The Fast Casual Executive Summit kicked off Oct. 10 with the second annual Fast Casual Food Tour. Nearly 100 summit attendees spent time at brands such as Cosi, 5 Guys Burgers & Fries, Portillo's Hot Dogs, Qdoba and Penn Station.

Mediterranean diet spurs concept growth

How two concepts are providing healthful Mediterranean cuisine to Detroit and Denver diners.

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