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A fast casual restaurant is a type of restaurant which is similar to a fast-food restaurant in that it does not offer full table service, but promises a somewhat higher quality of food and atmosphere. It is a growing concept to fill the space between fast-food and casual dining, and often offers at least limited table service. The typical cost per guest is in the $6-$10 range. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... A fast-food restaurant is a restaurant characterized both by food which is supplied quickly after ordering, and by minimal service. ... Table service is a form of service in restaurants, pubs, and bars where food or drinks are served to the customers table. ... The Big Mac from McDonalds is a seminal emblem of fast food Typical forms of fast food - potato scallops and chicken pieces Fast food is food which is prepared and served quickly at outlets called fast-food restaurants. ... A casual dining restaurant is a restaurant that serves moderately-priced food in a casual atmosphere. ... Table service is a form of service in restaurants, pubs, and bars where food or drinks are served to the customers table. ...


There is a Fast Casual Magazine, launced by NetWorld Alliance and published by Paul Barron, who coined the term "Fast Casual" in the late 1990s[1].


List of fast casual dining restaurants

Atlanta Bread Company is a bakery/café that was originally established in 1993 from an Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, Georgia. ... Au Bon Pain logo Au Bon Pain ( pronounced oh bohng pan ) is a fast-casual bakery/cafe chain headquartered in Boston, MA. The French name roughly translates to Place of good bread. The original Au Bon Pain was founded in 1976 by a French oven manufacturer. ... Back Yard burgers is a franchise chain of fast food restaurants. ... Baja Fresh Logo Baja Fresh is a restaurant chain of more than 300 fresh Mexican style restaurants founded in Newbury Park, California, United States. ... Boston Market (formerly Boston Chicken), headquartered in Golden, Colorado, is a chain of American fast-food restaurants that was founded in December 1985, in Newton, Massachusetts. ... Brueggers Corporation, commonly known as Brueggers, is a franchiser and operator of bakery-cafes. ... Chicken Out Rotisserie is a Washington, DC metropolitan area chain of fast food restaurants serving chicken and country-style foods. ... Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is a Colorado-based chain of restaurants specializing in gourmet San Francisco burritos and tacos. ... CiCis Pizza is a restaurant chain based in Coppell, TX specializing in American-style pizza. ... Corner Bakery Cafe is a chain of cafes that specialize in pastries, breads, breakfast dishes, gourmet sandwiches, and salads. ... Culvers is a fast casual restaurant chain based in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, and primarily found in the Midwestern United States. ... Dennys is the largest upscale full-service family restaurant chain in the United States. ... Media:Example. ... A fast-casual Italian food restaurant founded in the late twentieth century known for their breadsticks that are free to dine-in customers. ... Freebirds World Burrito (often just Freebirds) is a chain of burrito restaurants in Texas. ... Fuddruckers is an American fast casual franchised chain restaurant that specializes in hamburgers. ... Jasons Deli is a fast casual restaurant chain, serving the four Ss (Sandwiches, Salads, Soups, and Spuds). ... Jimmy Johns current logo Jimmy Johns (founded by Jimmy John Liautaud) is a franchised sandwich restaurant, popular for speedy late-night delivery and reasonable prices. ... McAlisters Deli is a chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi. ... Moes Southwest Grill is an American fast casual restaurant franchised by Raving Brands. ... Noodles & Company, or simply Noodles & Co. ... Exterior view of a typical Panda Express restaurant. ... Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), is a chain of bakery café restaurants in the United States, specializing in serving specialty breads, sandwiches, soups, and other bakery items. ... P.F. Changs China Bistro, Inc. ... Portillos is a chain of restaurants that specialize in serving Chicago-style food. ... Potbelly Sandwich Works is a chain of restaurants that sells submarine sandwiches in the USA. It began in a Chicago antique store in 1977. ... Inside Qdoba Mexican Grill in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rubios Fresh Mexican Grill, formerly known as Rubios Baja Grill, also simply known as Rubios, is a fast casual restaurant chain specializing in Mexican food, with an emphasis on fish tacos. ... THE ORIGINALTM, Schlotzskys famous sandwich Schlotzskys is a franchise chain of restaurants specializing in sandwiches. ... Taco Time Taco Time is a fast-food restaurant, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kahala Corporation of Scottsdale, Arizona. ... Zankou Chicken is a small family-owned chain of Middle-Eastern fast casual restaurants within the Los Angeles area. ... Zaxbys is a franchised chain of fast casual restaurants that operates in the southeastern United States. ...

References

  1. ^ "NetWorld Alliance Launches Fast Casual Magazine" from The Write News

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