Fast-casual segment continues to forge ahead despite uncertain economic times

Fast-casual segment continues to forge ahead despite uncertain economic times

“Fast casual” has for several years been the sweet-spot positioning for new restaurants or restaurant extensions, but the turbulent economy has exposed the vulnerability of even that supposed magic label.

The perception of some fast-casual restaurant concepts as perpetual money machines has been dashed as many such stores bump into same-store sales dips and even reduce build-out schedules. But despite those cautionary signs, the segment still has good upside potential, according to op

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