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Meet the Fast Casual Reinventing Beers and Brats
A Lemongrass Brat? Vanguard is putting a spin on a dish so classic it's basically synonymous with the city itself.
Why Luna Grill Fresh Mediterranean is One to Watch
Founded by two health-minded parents, this fast casual 2.0 concept hopes to become a healthy alternative to home-cooked meals.
Why Pincho Factory is One to Watch
Inspired by a family cookout, this Florida concept spices up the better-burger segment with grilled kebobs.
Why Super Duper Burgers is One to Watch
Less is more at this eco-friendly San Francisco burger concept with a streamlined menu of high-quality offerings.
The Fast Casual Empire in the Making
Only five years after launch, Austin, Texas–based VERTS Mediterranean Grill has more than 30 locations—and plans for national dominance.
Meet the Pizza Joint that Opened in an Old Post Office
Post Office Pies in Birmingham, Alabama, represents a homecoming for Chef John Hall. He explains why he opened the restaurant in an old neighborhood post office.
One to Watch: Fusian
Three childhood friends with no culinary background introduce the Midwest to build-your-own-sushi rolls.
Inside the Making of a Better-Breakfast Franchise
How one North Carolina chef sowed the seeds for a powerhouse breakfast franchise.
Why Poke is the Next Big Thing in Fast Casual
Fast casuals are embracing poke, a raw fish dish that some are calling the next sushi.
Why Mendocino Farms is One to Watch
After a decade perfecting its operation, this California fast casual 2.0 brand is ready to shake up the better-sandwich scene.
Dog Haus Signs Deal to Open Over 300 New Locations
Dog Haus, a celebrated Pasadena, California-based gourmet hot dog, sausage, and burger concept, announced a development agreement with American Develo...
Rapidly Expanding VERTS Set to Make East Coast Debut
After 33 restaurant openings and $35 million in funding in only five years, leading fast-casual chain VERTS Mediterranean Grill will touch down on the...
Grabbagreen Opens in Greensboro, North Carolina
Grabbagreen, an Arizona-based fast-casual restaurant concept known for their fresh and healthy alternative to fast food, is making waves across the U.
Willie Jewell’s Headed to New Hampshire in October
Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q, the fast-casual spinoff from the 67-year-veteran Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q concept, is headed North to the Granite State.
Firenza Pizza Unveils North Carolina Expansion Plan
After signing a development deal in July that will bring five new units to the Charlotte area, Firenza Pizza, a fast-casual restaurant that offers cus...
Elevation Burger Founders Invest in New Pizzeria Concept
Started as a food truck in 2007, today Pupatella is a favorite Neapolitan Pizzeria among Northern Virginians, winning loyal fans with its classic arti...
East Hampton Sandwich Co. Continues to Expand in Texas
East Hampton Sandwich Co. will open its Southlake, Texas, store on September 2 for lunch and dinner service.
This Chef-Driven Brand Blends Cuisines, Service Models
Blending, mixing, infusing—whatever you want to call it, foodservice has embraced fusion cuisine with open arms.
Better Brands To Launch Upbeet in Atlanta
Better Brands is introducing Upbeet, its new fast-casual restaurant brand serving fresh, customizable food made with local and organic ingredients in ...
R. House to Launch Rotating Pop-Up Kitchen Concept
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