Chef-driven was the theme of the year, as some of the industry's biggest names entered the fast-casual arena.
From Europe to Latin America, global cuisines are inspiring chefs to innovate in the U.S. fast-casual industry.
Three high-profile chefs have already opened fast casuals this year. Will this be the biggest year yet for the chef revolution?
Porano Pasta, the new Italian fast casual from James Beard–winning chef Gerard Craft (“Best Chef: Midwest” in 2015), opened today in St. Louis, Missouri.
Chef/owner Gerard Craft of Niche Food Group announces the opening date for his fifth restaurant and first fast-food concept of Porano Pasta on Tuesday, January 26 at 11 a.m. with limited hours.