This episode of Fast Casual Trends TV, brought to you by the Foodable Network, comes live from the 2013 Fast Casual Trends and Directions Conference. Paul meets with Marla Topliff, President of Chicago's Rosati's Pizza. Rosati's has a lot planned for this upcoming year - from expansion into the fast casual segment to menu items created by top chefs. The casual pizza place is thinking of new and innovative ways to recreate the pizza concept. Overall, the bar is being raised on fast casual pizza concepts, making it a hot segment right now. Check out the full episode below!
Some other concepts to check out if and when you're in the Chicago area? If fast casual is more your thing, stop by Wow Bao. If you're celebrating a special occasion or are willing to dish out at a higher price point, Two Restaurant & Bar is a great gem (ask for The Greyhound cocktail). Takito Kitchen is perfect for Taco Tuesday and The Drawing Room is a great late night spot.