Fast Casual Dining Becoming Less Popular

By Carissa Chesanek, Contributing Editor

Bloomberg reports that fast casual dining is at an all-time low, with sales lagging and customers more interested in cheaper and faster meals. 

Recent findings states the sales from fast casual venues “will slow between 6 and 7 percent” this year while the years prior had sales growing up to 11 percent. 

According to Bloomberg, fast casual hot spots including Noodles & Co. and Pie Five are closingseveral locations because sales are so low, while Red Robin is forced to shut down many of its Burger Works venues or re-brand those that are still around. 

The drop in popularity has a lot to do with menu items being too high in prices and calories, making fast food a more desirable option when on-the-go.

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