Fast Casual Restaurants The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Fast Casual Restaurants en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMT Why Chipotle Won't Franchise The mega-successful burrito chain says it probably won't go the franchising route. Here's why that's a smart move. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMT Kate Taylor Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO? Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:21:00 GMT Kate Taylor Red Lobster Completes Sale, Revamps Food Presentation Now that Golden Gate Capital has acquired Red Lobster from Darden Restaurants, the seafood chain is trying to emphasize its quality. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:34:00 GMT Kate Taylor With Investors Hungry for Fast-Casual Chicken, El Pollo Loco Makes Strong Public Debut Shares of the Mexican-style chicken franchise were off to a strong start on their first day of trading. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:25:00 GMT Kate Taylor 6 Super-Hot Food Trends You Need to Know About Barbecue, snack mashups and the next Sriracha – here's what Technomic predicts restaurants will be serving up in the second half of 2014. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:49:00 GMT Kate Taylor El Pollo Loco Files to Go Public The California-based Mexican grilled-chicken franchise, which attempted to go public in 2006, is eyeing a $100 million IPO. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:38:00 GMT Kate Taylor Taco Bell and KFC's Parent Company Sees a Future in Vietnamese Sandwiches Yum Brands is testing a new 'banh mi' concept in Dallas, attempting to capitalize on the growing fast-casual market. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:09:00 GMT Kate Taylor The Quickest Way to Make Customers Like Your Food: Raise Your Prices. A new study shows that when customers pay more, they perceive their food as tastier. Fri, 02 May 2014 14:51:00 GMT Kate Taylor Panera Gets Serious About Tech, Says Its Future Depends On It The soup and sandwich chain is introducing tech upgrades that include mobile ordering and self-checkout kiosks. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:32:00 GMT Kate Taylor Is This the Year Fast-Food Pizza Disappears? Domino's and Pizza Hut are attempting to compete with fast-casual rookies by upping quality and revamping design. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:13:00 GMT Kate Taylor How a Cafe Chain Rebranded With a Pro Surfer A chain rebrands with a local focus, a surf theme and a celebrity endorsement. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT Jennifer Wang How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive? Fri, 06 Jan 2012 09:36:00 GMT Carol Tice Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:00:00 GMT Jason Daley Three Franchise Industries to Watch Here's a look at three of the most popular industries in this year's Franchise 500 and the trends that are shaping their future. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:00:00 GMT Tracy Stapp Herold