Breaking down Americas hottest restaurant segment

Since its development in the late 90s, the fast-casual restaurants have grown from a niche subset of the restaurant industry to a major force driving change throughout the entire foodservice industry. From trends in food and service to choices in decor, fast-casual now leads the industry and sets standards restaurant guests have come to expect throughout the nation.

Yet it’s not just competing brands that must keep up with trends in the fast-casual industry—so, too, must vendors. To help vendors prepare for the future, we’re taking a closer, in-depth look at fast-casual dining. In this report, we trace the growth of this hot, growing segment.

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Inside, you’ll get:
  • A list of the top fast-casual brands to debut since 2015
  • Our picks for brands with the most growth potential
  • Updates on iconic legacy fast-casual brands
  • Sales and unit counts for chains across the fast-casual segment
  • Highlights from some of the industry’s biggest fast-casual success stories
  • And so much more
You can’t find this data in one place anywhere else!

Inside, you’ll get:

Insights into some of the top legacy fast-casual chains
Breakdowns of brands with growth potential
Stock information for publicly traded fast-casual companies
And so much more

You can’t find this data in one place anywhere else!

Since the onset of the pandemic, fast-casual hospitality has evolved so that in-store dining is the exception not the rule—and providing the same level of service and comparable quality of food via curbside, drive thru, takeout, and delivery has become the ubiquitous expectation across all fast-casual brands.

This report brings you the fast-casual brands defining excellence across the category including:
Dave’s Hot Chicken
Hoots Wings
The Halal Guys 
Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken
Dog Haus
Curry Up Now
Chicken Salad Chick
Slim Chickens
Teriyaki Madness
Cheba Hut
Raising Cane’s