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Casual dining vs. fast casual: How do they stack up?

At the end of last year, we explored the future of fast casual and how, despite doom and gloom media coverage about the fast casual slump, things are looking optimistic for operators in the segment. Now we’re turning the spotlight to casual dining and how the segment is adapting to evolving consumer expectations. (SmartBrief)

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12 fast-casual Mediterranean concepts poised to grow

The fast-casual segment is dominated by Mexican, burger and pizza concepts. But coming into its own is the Mediterranean niche, with rapidly growing chains like Cava, Zoe’s Kitchen, Luna Grill and Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh taking the lead. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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The 40/40 List

Last year, we had an epiphany: So much of the fast-casual innovation we kept raving about was flowing out of the same set of emerging brands that had only a handful of locations at best. Those young pups were forcing much larger brands to re-evaluate their own operations as the upstarts thrived in cities across the country. (QSR)

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