'World's Best Restaurant' Eleven Madison Park Opens Fast Casual Made Nice

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Luckily, hungry guests won't have to shell out $295 to enjoy a dinner by the award-winning Eleven Madison Park team. Named No. 1 by the World's 50 Best Restaurants organization, three-Michelin Starred, and a multi-James Beard Award across several categories, this acclaimed restaurant opened something a little nice on Monday: its fast casual sister restaurant, Made Nice.

That's right, the world of fine dining can be found at Made Nice for an affordable $11 (and get a rich curry cauliflower salad), while other gourmet salads average at about $15, the most expensive menu item being the roasted half chicken served with lemon-parmesan stuffing, herb frites, and picked vegetable salad at $22, according to CTV News. Sides like chicken velouté soup, desserts, and drinks on tap are also available.

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Although esteemed chef Daniel Humm and business partner Will Guidara are best known for their upscale concepts like The NoMad, this just goes to show that "the casualization of foodservice" is real — even white table cloths are switching it up with counter service to meet the growing consumer demand for convenient, quick, flavorful, and healthy. Foodservice is jumping more and more on the fast casual band wagon to keep up. The bright, warm, and inviting Made Nice is the most casual they've gone, but their roots in fine dining, great taste, and pleasant hospitality is carried through.

“Made Nice allows us to reach more people than we could at Eleven Madison Park or...NoMad,” Humm said to Forbes. “It’s also a restaurant that reflects how we want to eat on a daily basis, the type of place where one could get an affordable, delicious, composed plate of food.” Read More