Fast Casual’s Healthy Dose of Reinvention

Perceptions of better health have always weighed in fast-casual restaurants’ favor, which is probably why more brands are renewing their focus on healthfulness in the hopes of restarting or accelerating sales growth. R.J. Dourney, the chief executive and largest franchisee of Così Inc., said precisely that in a recent interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, calling […]

Is Costa Rica the New Hot Spot?

Three American fast-casual concepts have recently opened new restaurants in Costa Rica. Does this indicate that the country is a new hot spot for the segment? Or perhaps an entry point into the South American market? Cosi entered the Costa Rica market with a location in Escazu operated by franchisee Fast Casual S.A. The unit […]