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Fast Casual Restaurants

The Next Chipotle: 6 Chains Ready To Blow Up In 2015

Thrillist | Posted 05.23.2015 | Taste

A select few are proving you don't need to serve 6-ton burritos to achieve fast-casual stardom.

Chipotle Adds Another Pizzeria To Its Empire

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business

Chipotle is expanding its new pizzeria chain eastward, a sign that the fast-food giant has national ambitions for pizza. The company said Thursday ...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Chipotle To Open A Second Pizzeria | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business

Chipotle wants a bigger slice of the pizza market. The burrito chain last December opened Pizzeria Locale, a gourmet pizzeria in Denver that specia...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Endless Appetizers 'Will Destroy' TGI Fridays: Analyst | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business

TGI Fridays is so hungry for new customers that it’s giving food away. The chain restaurant launched an all-you-can-eat deal on Monday, offering ...

Jillian Berman

America's Picky Eaters Are Overhauling The Restaurant Industry | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

In Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's vision of the future, every restaurant could have "a different menu for every person." Shaich's chain and others ...

The Next Chipotle? 12 Small Chains That Might Someday Dominate The World

Thrillist | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste

There are few industries in America as glutted as the chain-restaurant market, but gluttony loves company.

Rachel Tepper

PHOTOS: KFC Goes In New Fast Casual Direction | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

KFC's new fast casual concept, KFC Eleven, opens Aug. 5, marking a different direction for the fried chicken chain. The single location in Louisville,...

Town Bans Fast-Casual Restaurants

Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

U.S. cities have been known to occasionally try to ban fast-food restaurants, but the town of Eastchester, N.Y., is going one step further. The town h...

Americans Are Obsessed With 'Fast Casual' Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.13.2013 | Taste

"Fast casual" eateries are now a force to be reckoned with.

The 25 Best Chain Restaurant Dishes

Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

First We Feast, the new food blog from Complex Media, only debuted a few weeks ago, but the site has already tackled a range of food topics, from how ...

Joe Satran

How The Chipotle Effect Changed Restaurants Forever | Joe Satran | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home

Over the past month, Taco Bell, Wendy's and Sbarro all announced that they were taking drastic measures to refresh their respective brand's images. Th...

Sbarro Aims To Break Food Court Mold

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

Over the last few decades, Sbarro has become known as the pizza company of choice for mall and airports. But, that may soon change as it eases into a ...

Wendy's Game Plan: Take On Five Guys

AP | By CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Wendy's new CEO on Wednesday laid out his action plan for re-energizing the fast-food chain against the backdrop of a quarterly loss drive...

Chuck E. Cheese's Debuts Surprisingly Good New Pizza

Slice Pizza Blog | by John M. Edwards | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

Nothing makes you feel creepier than walking into a Chuck E. Cheese, as a single adult male, with an SLR camera. I've been in some awkward situations,...