fast-casual restaurants

Fast-Casual Dining Slows Amid Consumer Pressure
Fast-Casual Dining Slows Amid Consumer Pressure
May 12, 2024  |  Consumer Insights

Consumer caution at restaurants is reportedly dampening business at fast-casual eateries. As Bloomberg News reported Saturday (May 11), restaurants such as Red Lobster — which is...

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Quick Service Restaurants Double-Down on Technology to Gain Customers
Quick Service Restaurants Double-Down on Technology to Gain Customers
November 01, 2023  |  ResTech

The food service sector is transforming rapidly, and surviving in such a changing environment requires agile retail strategies.  In the last two years, due to...

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IHOP Reportedly Shuttering Fast-Casual Concept as Consumers Seek Value
IHOP Reportedly Shuttering Fast-Casual Concept as Consumers Seek Value
June 01, 2023  |  Restaurant innovation

IHOP is reportedly shutting down its test of fast-casual concept Flip’d as restaurant customers increasingly seek out hospitality on the one end and low prices...

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Dine Brands’ $80M Fuzzy’s Deal Highlights Industry’s Shift to Off-Premises
Dine Brands’ $80M Fuzzy’s Deal Highlights Industry’s Shift to Off-Premises
December 05, 2022  |  Acquisitions

Casual dining group Dine Brands is acquiring fast-casual chain Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. The parent company of the Applebee’s and IHOP brands announced Monday (Dec. 5)...

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Critics: Cashless Restaurants Lack Financial Inclusion
Critics: Cashless Restaurants Lack Financial Inclusion
July 10, 2018  |  Cash

As a growing number of restaurants in Washington D.C. have decided to go cashless, some lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require retailers to...

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Mobile Order-Ahead: It’s Not Just For Restaurants
Mobile Order-Ahead: It’s Not Just For Restaurants
August 15, 2017  |  ResTech

The growing popularity of mobile order-ahead is hardly news in the restaurant industry, where customers — especially millennials — crave the convenience, speed and personalization...

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No More Mosh Pit: Panera Slashes In-Store Wait Times
No More Mosh Pit: Panera Slashes In-Store Wait Times
June 14, 2017  |  ResTech

It’s not “fast casual” if customers have to wait in line for eight minutes just to order. And when 10 percent of orders come out...

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