Fast Casual

Panera’s new parent buys another chain

Europe-based JAB Holdings is adding Bruegger’s Bagels to its portfolio.


With its new hire, Chipotle shows it's just another QSR

The Bottom Line: The burrito chain has been trending toward normalization for some time now, and that's a good thing.

A new school of fast-casual concepts is bringing regional seafood favorites into the mainstream, offering the sort of selections that consumers formerly found in their areas at higher-end restaurants.

With or without Howard Schultz at the helm, Starbucks plans to drive innovation as part of a five-year strategy for a quantum leap in sales. Here’s a quick review.

Restaurants take sampling beyond beer and wine to waffles, pies, sauces and more.

The pizza chain is eying standard features of casual dining and quick-service restaurants in its bid to bounce back.

Investors didn't like the chain's unit growth outlook, as high wing prices last year slowed some development.

NRD Capital Management, the recent buyer of Frisch’s Restaurants, purchased a majority interest in the Mexican chain.

As premium real estate comes up for grabs, limited-service operators across the country are taking creative (and sometimes risky) steps to nab locations.

Here are stealable applications for the menu and more, inspired by casual dining.

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