A new trend in seating design among fast-casual restaurants is creating a more relational meal experience for diners. Brands are starting to follow in the footsteps of full-serve restaurants that feature communal tables where customers can enjoy meals alongside others they may not know.
The combined influence of better-burger restaurants and the fast-casual customization model has had a profound impact on what burger brands now offer consumers. A recent survey by Chicago-based technology and services company Food Genius, which measures menu mentions at restaurant across the U.S., shows that while traditional ingredients like onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms are still the most popular topping options, more unique foods are taking root at burger concepts across the country.
Larkburger, the Colorado-bred burger restaurant, is asking fans to help name its new customer loyalty program. Larkburger-loving wordsmiths and vocabulists can submit their name for the loyalty program online, and the winner will receive a $50 Larkburger gift certificate. The contest is open from October 29 through November 10, and the winner will be chosen by a combination of judge’s choice and popular vote.
Larkburger, the Colorado-grown fast casual burger restaurant, is giving a nod to the things that make living in Colorado great: craft beer, skiing and, of course, Larkburger. Along with native Colorado companies Oskar Blues Brewery and Icelantic Skis, the burger restaurant is sponsoring the Loving Larkburger Sweepstakes, which kicks off on National Cheeseburger Day (September 18) and continues through October 16.
Larkburger, the fast-casual burger restaurant group, is a long-time supporter of children’s causes and has selected the Children’s Hospital Colorado as its newest non-profit partner. As such, the company is donating five percent of total July milkshake sales from all 12 Larkburger locations to Children’s Colorado. The donations will help support the hospital’s greatest needs and ensure the best possible healthcare experience for every child that walks through the hospital’s doors.
Larkburger, a fast-casual burger restaurant headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, expands its menu this week with the launch of three new salads. The recent menu additions include Baby Kale, Bibb & Quinoa, and Caesar salads.
Larkburger prides itself on taking simple ingredients and combining them into thoughtfully composed dishes, says founding partner Thomas Salamunovich.
“We focus our energies on creating a concise menu and we are excited to introduce these salads to compliment our current offerings,” he says.
On Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s 17th Street, tucked in the shadow of giants Chipotle and Panera Bread, an upstart burger joint dreams of someday entering the same upper ranks of the fast-casual world that those two brands helped create. Though the restaurant carries a familiar name, its vibe is decidedly fresh.
Welcome to Shula Burger.
Larkburger, the fast-casual burger restaurant group headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, announced Jim Lyon as director of operations, the most recent addition to its executive leadership team.
“With his experience in the fast-casual industry and history of developing brands, Jim brings valuable management qualities to Larkburger,” says president Adam Baker. “As Larkburger continues to grow, it is crucial we carefully manage operations and resources, and Jim is the best in his field—not to mention a great fit with our corporate culture.”
The seasoning of the food, impeccable service, crisp table linens—every detail counts in fine dining, as chefs and managers seek to create a memorable experience alongside a savory meal.
That same strategy is now playing out in the quick-serve arena, where fine-dining operators are increasingly creating fast-casual sister concepts to their white-tablecloth businesses.