Fast Casual predicts top trends for 2011

It seems that 2010 brought about a series of buyouts and capital investments for fast casual chains looking to improve their operations for the year. While the fast casual segment seemed to outpace the rest of the restaurant industry in terms of posting positive sales, the category wasn’t completely sheltered from the multi-year economic tornado that tore through nearly every segment in the United States.

As the year came to a close, many business concepts spent the last month reviewing where they were and where they’d like to go as they look to a more positive future.

Fast Casual has predicted six segment trends in 2011 and their impact on future operations.

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