Darren Tristano is President at Technomic Inc. and is focused on expanding the foodservice industry knowledge base and sharing this intelligence with operators, suppliers and other key players. Over the past 20 years, he has overseen the growth of Technomic’s Information Services division. On Technomic’s consulting side, Darren leads the company’s Restaurant Practice, providing operator clients with actionable findings and insights. Drawing on this experience, Darren also puts Technomic’s research findings into context, speaking frequently to the media and at industry conferences.
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A fast reality check
Those of us who have been watching the industry for a long time are still excited about fast casual and its future.
Hooter’s goes out on a limb with fast-casual spinoff
A growing number of full-service restaurants are looking for relief from their financially beleaguered category by spinning off fast-casual satellite concepts.