2018 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

2018 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers honors the top 75 brands and 25 executives in the fast casual industry.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Oracle


2017 Fast Casual Top 100

2017 Fast Casual Top 100

This year’s list of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers recognizes 76 brands and 24 industry executives.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Taylor Company


2016 Fast Casual Top 100

2016 Fast Casual Top 100

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

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Taylor Company


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Freshii named FastCasual's top brand of the year

Freshii named FastCasual's top brand of the year

The 2018 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers publication is now available for free download.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Video: Mooyah VP chats about brand's cash infusion from new owner

Video: Mooyah VP chats about brand's cash infusion from new owner

Natalie Anderson Liu, Mooyah's VP of marketing, chats with Cherryh Cansler about how the cash infusion from the chain's new owner, an Affiliate of Balmoral Funds LLC and Gala Capital Partners, will help the brand grow.




Fast Casual Top 100 winners honored at annual gala

Fast Casual Top 100 winners honored at annual gala

The 2017 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers were honored at the annual gala.




Blaze Pizza takes top place in Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

Blaze Pizza takes top place in Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

Jim Bitticks, VP, operations and training for Blaze Pizza, takes the stage to accept first place in this year's Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers.




NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Video: Dickey's CEO honored to win Fast Casual Top 100

Video: Dickey's CEO honored to win Fast Casual Top 100

Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Pits, which topped this year's list of the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, gives an acceptance speech at Sunday's gala in Chicago.




Newk's CEO explains why franchising is taking off

Newk's CEO explains why franchising is taking off

Chris Newcomb, Newk's CEO, explains why franchising at the 80-unit chain is growing.




Fast casual stars honored at Top 100 gala

Fast casual stars honored at Top 100 gala

The 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 gala in Chicago honored the list's top 50 brands. Panera came out on top, and there were a few other surprises as well.




Panera's Blaine Hurst accepts Fast Casual Top 100 award

Panera's Blaine Hurst accepts Fast Casual Top 100 award

FastCasual.com’s editorial team released its annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and trends, awarding Panera Bread the top spot Sunday night at the annual gala in Chicago.




Oh, what a night: Celebrating Fast Casual's 2015 Top 100

Oh, what a night: Celebrating Fast Casual's 2015 Top 100

FastCasual.com’s editorial team released its annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and trends, awarding Panera Bread the top spot Sunday night at its annual gala in Chicago.

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

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

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

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.




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