nina | February 7th, 2014 - 9:00 am

fast casual restaurantFast casual segment still soars

Fast casual restaurants remain the winners as the rest of the dining-out market still struggles to climb out of the recession.

Foodservice market research shows visits to fast casual restaurants were up 8 percent in 2013 over the prior year. Meanwhile, the industry overall — and the quick-service segment — were flat year-over-year.

In dollar terms, spending at fast casual restaurants increased by 10 percent last year compared with 2 percent growth at restaurants overall.

Guest check sizes at fast casual restaurants on average were $7.40 last year, higher than the average QSR check of $5.30, but still much lower than the average full-service restaurant visit check of $13.66, according to . As well, the number of fast casual units grew 6 percent last year, to 16,215 locations nationwide, the research firm said.

Source:, 2-5-2014

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