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Fast-Casual Continues to Outpace Other Restaurants

Panera Bread drive-thru
A Panera Bread drive-thru. Photo by Blue MauMau

CHICAGO –A food researcher says that the fast-casual segment continues to steal share from full-service chains and drive limited-service growth, making up 15 percent of the $231 billion limited-service restaurant segment.

Migration Marketing Builds Restaurant Sales

Party of one is simply not happening in the restaurant sector. A party of one is not a party! However if you are a grocery store, C-store or urban chain drug store then continue throwing the party because consumers are showing up.

Restaurant Service with a Split Personality

Split personality

A few restaurant concepts are experimenting with a split personality. That is to say fast food by day and full service dining by night.

Troy Aikman Helps Wingstop Launch New Sports Concept

Troy Aikman at the opening of a new sports bar concept for Wingstop
Former quarterback Troy Aikman (center) at Wingstop Sports grand opening

RICHARDSON, Tex.– Wingstop has introduced a new eatery concept for the brand that combines the chain's signature wings with a sports twist.

Restaurant Chains Grow, Indies Shrink

3 year restaurant unit change
Data: The NPD Group

CHICAGO — The total number of restaurant establishments dropped in the fourth quarter of 2011 from a year earlier says a prominent restaurant researcher.

Fast Casual to Influence Entire Restaurant Industry for 2012 and Beyond

change in traffic
Source: The NPD Group/Fast Casual: A Growing Market

CHICAGO — Restaurants are increasingly adopting fast casual chains' winning strategies, according to market researcher the NPD Group.  Its research in foodservice shows that fast casual is the only restaurant segment continuing to grow throughout the current economic times.

Salad, Soup Demand Grows

Denny's CranApple Chicken Salad
Denny's CranApple Chicken Salad, photo/Denny's web

CHICAGO — 61 percent of consumers now order soup at least occasionally during restaurant visits, according to national foodservice researcher Technomic Inc.