In the past decade, American consumers have fallen in love with the fast-casual dining segment and have flocked to the growing number of chains offering casual-dinnerhouse fare at a fast-food pace. But even as such concepts as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread continue to soar, others have sputtered to the ground, supporting new data from The NPD Group that indicate consumers are still smitten with the segment, just not all categories. While fast casual accounts for ...
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