Can a Fast-Casual Pivot Counter Macaroni Grill’s Struggles?

Romano’s Macaroni Grill, newly spun off from Ignite Restaurant Group, appears to be going all-in on its Romano’s Kitchen Counter initiative, expanding the express-lunch service to dinner as well. The appeal of adopting fast-casual tactics to target fast-casual consumers is understandable. But Romano’s is charging ahead with its “concept within a concept” initiative, even though […]

5 Reasons Why The Den is a Smart Move for Denny’s

In October, Denny’s launched The Den, a fast-casual concept targeting Millennials. The Den has since opened additional locations, including its first franchised site, and plans to continue expanding. Here are five reasons why The Den is a smart move on Denny’s part and why it could be a significant sales driver for Denny’s Corp.: All […]