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Download The Gravitational Pull of Fast Casual.

This special report examines the explosion of the Fast Casual restaurant segment and how diners’ changing preferences are impacting all three of the main categories: quick service, fast casual and full service.

This paper, The Gravitational Pull of Fast Casual, takes a closer look at how changing consumer sentiments and expectations gave rise to the star that is fast casual, and how it continues siphoning market share away from quick service and casual dining. It also examines the characteristics of fast casual and the advantages that distinguish it from the traditional quick service and full service segments and delves into the current and predicted future trends for each segment.

Finally, the paper addresses recommended changes that casual dining and fast food restaurants should adopt moving forward to compete and regain lost market share, and ends by exploring ways fast casual must mature in order to sustain its meteoric growth.

Long Range Systems invented the popular guest coaster pager in 1995. Originally found in restaurants, these paging solutions now pair with other LRS technologies, solving service management problems for operators around the world. Since the beginning, LRS has remained dedicated to developing technologies that help service businesses provide a better customer experience. We know that businesses need simple solutions that streamline communications between guests and staff, and from messaging devices to guest management applications, LRS provides a better means for managing customer flow.