Denver the Nation’s Capital of Fast Casual

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While Denver has a vibrant fine dining scene, it is fast-casual dining that is the city’s fastest growing segment.  Fast casual seems to appeal best to millennials and as Denver has become the number one destination city for millennial travelers, it makes sense that the city is the prime location for the developing fast food industry. 

Homegrown fast casual stars such as Chipotle and Smashburger have begun dominating markets nationwide and still maintain a heavy presence in Colorado.  Even more impressive, a number of fast casual chains are moving to Colorado every day to compete in the already heavily saturated market.  And fine-dining chefs are getting in on the trend too, beginning fast-casual concepts of their own. 

Learn more about Denver’s growing number of fast casual operators here