Chasing Improvement, Not Trends

Can changing the way tomatoes are cut help a restaurant improve its salad sales? Athens, GA-based fast-casual chain Zaxby’s knows it can. Back in 2005, Zaxby’s—the leading fast-casual chicken chain in the U.S., with 2012 systemwide sales of more than $979 million, according to Technomic research—was looking at ways to lift sales of its signature […]

Fast-Casual Segment Performance 2013: Chicken Restaurants

Chicken-focused concepts on Technomic’s Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurants list saw U.S. systemwide sales climb a healthy 11.3 percent to more than $3.2 billion in 2012. Unit count rose 4.7 percent to 2,447. That’s not quite as strong a performance as the Top 150 fast-casual concepts recorded as a group; sales for the Top 150 […]