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Tiki’s Grill and Bar, Honolulu, HI
In today’s hyper-competitive restaurant world, some of the most influential players are not in the front- or back-of-the-house. Behind many acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs are the designers, purveyors, suppliers, real estate developers, financial wizards and other talented pros that help launch a successful concept and keep it ahead of the pack.
Amid charts and data on the continued growth of the fast casual segment, some counterintuitive research was unveiled at the Fast Casual Trends and Directions Conference in Dallas this week.
The hallmark of the fast casual segment has always been the sweet spot it claims: better than QSR, not as expensive as fine dining. But according to Technomic research, consumers are not seeing such a big difference between fast casual and QSR.
We’re in tough economic times. Consumer confidence is down and food costs are up. Everybody is looking to squeeze more money out of their operation. Most look to catering or adding a daypart. According to the FBI, Amado “Mayo” Pardo, a restaurant owner in Austin, Texas, ran a heroin ring.