Foodlife and Foodease — Customizing Fast Casual

This is a special episode of Fast Casual Nation because we're exploring two separate Lettuce Entertain You restaurants under the same roof in Chicago. The first, Foodlife, is a multi-concept fast casual that includes 14 different kitchens of fresh food – everything from pizza to sushi to Mexican. Foodlife encapsulates the meaning behind what a fast casual is all about: choices and customization. "A guest can come in literally 7 days a week and have 7 completely different experiences," said Lettuce Entertain You Partner Steve Hofferth. Foodease Market, on the other hand, is restaurant quality food prepared to-go. Like Foodlife, the Market boasts tons of choices – all of which are prepared with fresh, chef-driven ingredients. Watch the full episode as Paul talks with Steve Hofferth at Foodlife and Executive Chef Janet Kirker at Foodmarket, to find out what sets these concepts apart from others.