Fast Casual Pizza -Eat it Up

Life can seem very complicated as every day, there are seemingly endless choices: what clothes to wear, which roads to take, where to eat for the day, when to exercise and on and on. That’s one of the attractions of fast casual dining, which allows choosing a meal to be immensely easier by laying out all of the options in a straightforward manner.

Make-your-own sandwich places and buffet-style restaurants have been around for years, but Panera Bread and Chipotle were game changers as they raised the bar by offering fresher, higher quality cuisine at reasonable prices.

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2016 Foodservice Trends: Tech, Healthy Choices, Ethnic Foods Top the

Bacon, farm-to-table, food trucks, craft beers, anything artisan and eco, and everything tech were among the big trends affecting the restaurant industry in 2015.

The challenge is deciphering the trends from the fads. Many ideas start with a niche following, but turn viral as their quality and coolness overtake the masses.

As you look to 2016, you should expect the unexpected.  Still, you have to be prepared for new culinary trends as well as cautionary tales related to logistics, wages, food safety and kitchen management.

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