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Inside the Micro-Chain Movement
Smaller chains reap the same rewards as both indies and big brands, but how do they protect those benefits amid future growth?
7 Fast Casual Trends Taking Off in NYC
These concepts are trending and showing no signs of slowing down.
Smoothie King is Ditching Sugar, Styrofoam Cups
The global franchise is cleaning up its menu even further as it looks to grow to 1,000 units and beyond.
Why Danny Meyer-Backed Salt & Straw is One to Watch
This ice cream shop boasts local partnerships, backing from a famed restaurateur, and downright eccentric flavors.
Why Chi’Lantro BBQ is Primed for the Next Level
What started as a single food truck peddling kimchi-topped fries has become a fusion juggernaut in the Lone Star State.
Luna Grill Continues to Make Up for Lost Time
Despite slow beginnings, Luna Grill is well on its way to national prominence.
What Goes Into Mixt’s Best-Selling Zesty Bowl
Mixt’s popular grain bowl has a sizeable fan base.
Why Urban Plates is a Fast Casual to Watch
Food market or fast-casual restaurant? This California brand is a bit of both.
The Smash L.A. Success That Started in a Liquor Store
The Standing Room evolved into something much higher-scale than its humble beginnings.
What Drives Sharky’s CEO Steven Paperno
An affinity for health, fitness, and Mexican food inspired Sharky’s leader to bring the premium fast casual to life.
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