Tags » Fast Casual

Asian Concepts Poised for High Unit rowth this Year

New data from Technomic forecasts a 2.3-percent unit growth rate over 2013 among the 500 largest US restaurant chains.

According to a news release, this will be slightly higher than the 2.1-percent growth rate from 2012-13 and much higher than the 0.5 percent rate in 2009. 432 more words

Growth

Glaring operational issues - Pei Wei

After working at a fast-casual restaurant for the past 9 months or so, there is one thing that is painfully clear: management is not qualified to manage. 322 more words

Business

Rolling in the green: Salad chain scores funding

Destination salad chain Sweetgreen is set to announce this morning $18.5 million in Series E funding, led by Steve Case’s venture capital firm Revolution Growth. Other investors include Stonyfield Farm chairman Gary Hirshberg and restaurateurs Danny Meyer and Daniel Boulud. 655 more words

Retail

A Letter to Qdoba

This letter was originally written by our friend and yours, Nick Jackson, in Richmond, Virginia, and submitted to Qdoba on May 16, 2010. I still don’t understand why a company wouldn’t jump on this opportunity. 359 more words

Ceremonies

It's about more than good service

Customer service training is played out. It’s mundane and everyone at every establishment talks about it. How do you beat that and sustain a great experience every time? 146 more words

Food

Business Insider : Quiznos Has One Last Hope For Its Business

Quiznos’ US business has been in a tailspin.

The sandwich chain has closed 3,000 restaurants in recent years and filed for bankruptcy protection.

Now the company is focusing on opening restaurants in Asia and the Middle East to drive profits, writes Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek. 109 more words

From general manager to Chipotle's top female executive

In 1995, Gretchen Selfridge almost turned down the opportunity to manage the second Chipotle in the country. Now, she runs around 850 of them.

As Chipotle’s restaurant support officer, Selfridge role is similar to that of a co-COO. 782 more words

Leadership