Should Chipotle Bet On Better Burgers?

On Wednesday, Chipotle confirmed that it may add a better-burger concept to its portfolio. The new addition would stand alongside Chipotle’s other fast-casual spinoffs, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen and Pizzeria Local, setting the stage for growth beyond Mexican food. Despite its recent health-related setback, Chipotle continues to be a very successful company thanks largely to […]

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 […]