Survey: Fast casual operators grow during recession

Fast casual restaurants have continued to make inroads with consumers during the economic downturn, according to a survey conducted by Mintel in April.

The Chicago-based foodservice research firm reported that the segment with a price point and service level that fall between quick service and casual dining accounted for about $23 billion in sales in 2010, a nearly 30-percent increase over 2006 results.

“The relatively new fast casual category has fared well through the re

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