Technomic’s Darren Tristano — Fast Casual Evolution, IPOs & QSR+

On this episode of Fast Casual Trends TV, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we speak with Technomic’s Darren Tristano at the Fast Casual Trends & Directions Conference in Chicago. Watch the full episode as Tristano and host Paul Barron dive into QSR+, a new subsegment of the restaurant industry, and how this new financial wave of IPOs — like Shake Shack’s — will affect the fast casual space.

What characteristics shape the definition of QSR+? How did this subcategory come into fruition? And what makes a brand sexy to investors?