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La Madeleine opens in West Houston

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The French bakery/café will reward the first 50 guests in line at 6:30 a.m. with a weekly supply of the brand’s fresh baked breads for a year.

California Tortilla plants flag near Penn State campus

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The location, near the Penn State campus, is one of the only restaurants in the area with reserved parking spaces in a private lot.

'Black Friday' a boon to restaurants, too

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Mall-based restaurants can see a significant spike in sales around the holiday season, bolstered by high traffic volumes and consumers' desire for indulgence.

Top 100: Technologies – Table trackers

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Table trackers are number five on our list of the 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers: Technologies.

Temporary hires can have a lasting effect

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Keep an eye out for a team member who takes new peers under their wing; you just might have had an excellent trainer under your nose.

Secrets to successful restaurant site selection

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Tour prospective sites in order from worst to best, which will allow you to become more confident, ask better questions and be more in control of the leasing process.

Shane's Rib Shack giving away food, merchandise in December

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Throughout December, Shane's Rib Shack customers will receive one Holiday "Wait & Win" Game Piece featuring food and merchandise prizes.

Carin Stutz takes helm of McAlister's

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
The former Cosi CEO took the helm of the Alpharetta, Georgia-based deli concept on Nov. 17.

Cocoa-Minty Holiday Cookie back on Menchie's menu

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
In addition to the featured flavor, Menchie's will also offer guests a free $5 bonus card when they spend $25 in gift cards this month.

Dick's Wings & Grill wins "Best Of Wings" award in Nassau County, Florida

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
After two recent "best wings" awards, Dick's is also adding seven new flavors to its menu.

Fazoli's supports feed the children on #GivingTuesday

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
On Dec. 2, Fazoli's will donate $1 of each all-you-can-eat Spaghetti special purchase entrée to the non-profit hunger-relief organization Feed the Children.

Startups prove the future of foodservice is bright

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
A handful of businessmen and women have come up with new concepts specifically to solve restaurant operators' biggest problems.

Top 100: Technologies – Instagram

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Instagram is number 6 on our list of the 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers: Technologies.

8 tips for heading off holiday scheduling stress

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Increased traffic coupled with more requests for time off can add up to scheduling stress. Check out these tips for reducing the stress.

Log onto the tech revolution or get left behind

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Restaurants are opting for fully integrated digital menus, which speed up service, educate customers easily and tap into inventory and POS systems.

MAD Greens marks 10 year anniversary with giveaways

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:06
Since it's launch 10 years ago, the chain has served up more than 200 tons of spring mix, 1.9 million heads of romaine lettuce and 60 tons of spinach, most of it locally sourced.