MCLEAN Va. Casual-dining operators seeking greener pastures are flocking to view a European-born restaurant concept with radically different ideas about equipment, design and service. The concept, called Vapiano, carves a unique niche that its founders call “fresh casual” Italian dining, or in other words, fresh, high-volume, scratch-made meals. Exhibition cooking is integrated into the dining room at four freestanding food islands offering pasta, pizza, salads and full bar service. ...
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