Tag: fast casual

FIRST LOOK: Taco Bell’s Bougie New Fast Casual Concept U.S. Taco Co.

August 7, 2014 // 7:10 am

Take Taco Bell. Subtract the dubious ingredients. Add a beachy-chic aesthetic and Dia Del Los Muertos skull. Keep the pink and purple. Now you have U.S. Taco Co.

Sure, the exact math is a bit more complicated, involving 50 different states and 18 months of planning, but the result…

Qdoba’s New Mango Mojo Menu Promises Some Sweet Heat

May 17, 2014 // 10:12 am

Summer just got a lot sweeter at Qdoba.

The Chipotle-sque fresh mex chain is adding a touch of sweet and spicy to its summer menu with the addition of three new menu items. Each entree features Qdoba’s Mango Mojo Sauce, which is described as a sweet red chili sauce…

Taco Bell Admits Classy People Don’t Eat Waffle Tacos, Opens New Chain that Serves Lobster Rolls and Fried Chicken Tacos

April 24, 2014 // 11:21 am

The folks over at Taco Bell never seem to take a minute before jumping into their next venture. Though it looks like this next move isn’t going to be a new Doritos Locos Taco. Instead, they plan to create an entirely new fast-casual restaurant called The US Taco Co.…

Pizza Hut Going Fast Casual, Tests Pizza by the Slice

January 15, 2014 // 12:45 pm

If you’ve ever had the hankering for decent, cardboard-crusted pizza, but not three stoned buddies to share a delivery box with, take heart: two Pizza Hut locations in Nebraska and Rhode Island are currently testing new pizzas “by the slice” in an attempt to capture the 20 – 30-something…

Trend Report: A Day in the Life of a 2014 Foodbeast

December 30, 2013 // 3:30 pm

The word “foodie” is dead. Or if it isn’t, it definitely should be. First coined on the completely made up date of September 29, 2004, “foodie” has become one of those words like “geek” and “weirdo” which applies to pretty much everyone with internet access. In fact, almost everything…

THE MELT Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches for National Grilled Cheese Day

April 1, 2013 // 11:05 am

THE MELT, a fast-casual eatery specializing in online ordering, will be celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day by giving away 10,000 free melts to the first 10,000 people who sign up at  eatcheese.com by Friday, April 12 (National Grilled Cheese Day). For peeps who sign up on time,…

[ADVENTURE] Meet Smashburger, a Burger You’d Actually Want to Smash

February 25, 2013 // 12:01 pm

Smash in this case meaning “to copulate furiously with,” and not “break to pieces with violence and often with a crashing sound,” obviously. Smashburger’s chefs are known for the latter — obviously.

Named for its signature cooking method which involves literally taking a ball of ground beef and smashing…

Red Robin to Launch New Fast-Casual Chain

November 2, 2011 // 12:05 pm

Red Robin, the gourmet burger chain voted #1 Best Burger (Full Service) in this year’s Zagat fast food survey, has announced plans to open a “fast-casual” chain, Burger Works, starting Nov. 21 in Denver, Colorado. Features will include the ability to BYOB (build your own burger, duh)…

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