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Fast casual on track to maintain lead in unit growth

Analysts say the fast-casual segment is set to maintain its industry-leading expansion.

The fast-casual sector may be small, but it’s growing more rapidly than the rest of the industry and is well-positioned to emerge as the next big restaurant segment, according to new data from market research firm The NPD Group.

“Fast-casual concepts are in an excellent position for growth and are forecast to continue on a strong growth path over the next decade,” NPD analyst Bonnie Riggs said.

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