Archive for the ‘Fast Casual Trends’ Category

It appears the recession has already started to affect the casual-dining industry as they begin to pressure the lower segment of Fast Casual for price matching. Who is they and are they pressuring fast casuals or are fast casuals pressuring them?

Paul Barron, publisher of Fast Casual magazine, predicts that casual- and fine-dining restaurants will begin marketing special offers to compete with the popular fast casual segment. “Fast Casual is the segment nicely positioned between casual dining and fast food; this segment should do very well in a slowdown period,” Barron said.

Here’s the surest sign that casual dining is in the dregs: Coupons are flying. For consumers, it might seem like edible gold. Five dollars off here. Two-for-ones there.Restaurant coupons are arriving like early Christmas presents in newspapers, mailboxes and on doorknobs. In many regions recently, coupons have been doled out by Ruby Tuesday, Bennigan’s, IHOP and Smokey Bones. So has a T.G.I. Friday’s gift card bonus. Read Full Story

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The 2007 Fast Casual Restaurant State of the industry report was released at th 2007 Fast Casual Executive Summit.

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