Fast_Casual

Operations

How Honeygrow got its groove back

Growth was on hold for a reset prior to the pandemic but now the 40-unit chain is gearing up to more than double in size in five years.

Financing

Jay Pandya, who owns Boston Market, files for personal bankruptcy

The operator of the struggling rotisserie chicken restaurant chain is also accusing US Foods of overcharging for food and keeping supplies low, leading to substitutions and closures.

Chef Brandon Jew takes on the fast-casual challenge of scaling quality food at an accessible price in a Panda Express-dominated segment. But you won't find Chrysanthemum Salad at Panda Express.

The long-promised move appears to be coming to fruition after years of preparation, indicating markets are looking more favorable.

Though Mediterranean cuisine has been growing across the U.S. for decades, the newly public Cava is drawing attention to the fast-casual niche. Here is a look at 8 growing restaurant chains positioned to ride the wave of interest.

Qu’s cloud-based system is designed to untangle the tech stack for limited-service chains. Meyer believes it could become a “big player.”

Drew Madsen, a board member and former president of Panera Bread, was named interim chief executive as the struggling fast-casual looks for a replacement.

The news sent Olo’s stock plummeting early Tuesday, though executives said it will have little impact on the business.

The Chicago-based sandwich chain reported same-store sales up 8%, driven by traffic. That momentum is expected to continue into Q4.

Blaze Pizza is preparing for a brand relaunch, but the concept must first solve some fundamental problems laid bare by the pandemic. CEO Beto Guajardo outlines his strategy for profitability.

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