New Full-Service Spinoffs Heat Up Competition in Fast Casual

The restaurant industry has been abuzz with the success of fast casual, and full-service restaurants have made their own attempts to get in on the action. Recently, a new crop of full-service restaurants is launching fast-casual spinoffs in the hopes of capturing the increasing number of consumers in search of high-quality, convenient fare at a lower price […]

Taking Restaurant Concepts for a Spin

Technomic has seen a flurry of recent concept-development activity around the introduction of brand variants and spinoff concepts. Much of these developments emphasize express elements that morph full-service into fast-casual. For example, IHOP has launched a fast-casual spinoff, IHOP Express, in San Diego. Designed to operate in nontraditional sites, IHOP Express is expected to expand […]