Nominations now open for The Fast Casual Top 100

The editors of FastCasual.com are now accepting nominations for The 2014 Fast Casual Top 100. The annual publication is a mix of rankings compiled from industry nominations as well as a panel of industry experts. Categories include: The Top 50...

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Fazoli's CEO accepts FastCasual.com's highest award

Carl Howard, CEO of Fazoli's, accepts his award during FastCasual.com's Top 100 Awards Banquet. Fazoli's was named No. 1 on the 2013 list of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers.

PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

What’s the hottest segment of the restaurant industry? Fast casual. [Infographic]

Since the economic downturn, the fast casual segment has led the restaurant industry in both sales and unit growth. And it continues to outperform on both fronts. This infographic shows just how hot fast casual dining is.

FastCasual.com releases Top 100 Movers & Shakers

FastCasual.com has released its sixth annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, a ranking of the best fast casual concepts of 2010. This year’s winner was Firehouse Subs, which was on target to post $233 million in revenue in FY 2010.

New Pizza Patron president reveals formula for success

Sticking to their niche and continued community involvement will help grow the brand to 700-plus.  

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NEWS


Yum! Brands opens 13,000th Restaurant in India

Pizza Hut parent Yum! Brands Inc. announced the grand opening of its 13,000th restaurant outside the United States and China by its international division, Yum! Restaurants International (YRI).

Pizza Patron increased August comps 9 percent through $2.99 promotion

Pizza Patrón has announced a same-store comparable sales increase of 8.8 percent for August 2009. The company attributes a recession-busting promotion, increased ad spending and highly targeted marketing efforts to its increase in sales and customer traffic.

Papa Bello buys Baltimore-based deli to develop new concept

Papa Bello Enterprises announced today that the company has signed a letter of intent to acquire Pastore's of Rosedale Inc., a Baltimore-based restaurant, deli and bakery chain. The announcement comes shortly after the restaurant's announcement to acquire Middle-Eastern themed Kebab Café.

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Pizza Marketplace's 2011 Top 100 Movers and Shakers ranks the pizza-industry segment's best brands based on innovation, sales and unit growth, marketing success and food quality.