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The chefs have spoken: Menu trend predictions for 2015

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
After years on the rise, gluten-free cuisine has fallen out of the top 10 list of the National Restaurant Association's annual survey.

Going back to the basics always works

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Refer to the failures of your company's ancestors because there is a lot to learn there.

Corner Bakery Café goes big in Big Sky Country with 5-unit deal

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Corner Bakery Cafe now has 70 franchise locations currently open and more than 50 in development, with commitments for more than 345 in the pipeline.

Tropical Smoothie Café adds 4th Atlanta location

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The local Atlanta expansion is part of the brand's overall growth strategy to have 800 units nationwide by 2018.

Hawaii-based Coconut's Fish Cafe plans mainland invasion

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The brand's first franchisee, a multiunit operator in Texas, will open eight cafes between Dallas and Austin in the next 24 months

Genghis Grill opens at DFW

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The new restaurant represents Concessions International's second Genghis location and the franchise's second Dallas airport location.

Fourth names TISSL partner in analytics, POS integration

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Through a partnership with TISSL, Fourth offers integration of its Analytics tool with POS data.

BurgerFI offers free tasting

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The first 200 guests at its Akron, Ohio-area location get to sample a burger or hot dog, one side item and one fountain drink free of charge.

Kneaders launches new ordering platform

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The new ordering platform from Olo features order ahead, customizable catering options and group ordering.

Cowboy Chicken signs agreement for 20th new unit

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Cowboy Chicken will reach beyond Texas in 2015, opening units in Alabama.

Maui Wowi awards mobile vendor franchise to Texas couple

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Mike Kruitwagen and Debbie Hedrick will operate a mobile model and catering unit.

Tablets improve table turns by 30 percent for Genghis Grill

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Guests can browse full menus with photos, place orders, pay their bill and play a wide variety of games.

Bowl of Heaven inks multiunit deal for San Diego market

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The new franchisee, Craig Shugert, is targeting Carmel Valley, Scripps Ranch, Poway, Rancho Bernardo and beach communities.

McAlister's signs agreements for New York, Illinois, Indiana

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
McAlister's Deli has signed development agreements with three new franchise groups to open 20 locations within the next several years.

Amsterdam Falafelshop opening third DC location

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
In addition to growing in DC, Virginia and Suburban Maryland, Amsterdam Falafelshop is planning to expand into other select urban centers.