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The fast casual aims to roll out the feature nationwide by the end of the year.

With change coming to the restaurant industry at warp speed, here's a snapshot of developments that signal where we might be barreling.

Sous vide and other old-school methods impart flavor and peace of mind.

Several actionable food and drink insights bubbled up at a recent conference on restaurant trends.

While the bakery café menu category saw its total sales increase by 4% to $7.3 billion and units by 1% to 3,499, performance among the individual brands varied widely.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.

Those of us who have been watching the industry for a long time are still excited about fast casual and its future.

Some big chains are reversing themselves on customization, delivery, portioning and new-age staffing moves.