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Celebrity Chef John Tesar's Knife Burger to Open at New Food Hall

Food halls, in general, are becoming wildly popular. Well, Fort Worth, Tex. is the next lucky city with development plans in place to create an exciting food hall in Crockett Row at West 7th. Its star eatery will be celebrity chef John Tesar’s third Knife Burger concept ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 6 in the nation by "Thrillist."

Miami's American Harvest Cuts Food Costs with Seasonal Sourcing

 

On this episode of Fast Casual Nation, we talk to the founders of a concept that has quickly established itself as a loved brand in Miami. Consumers today are demanding much more from restaurants. They expect clean, locally sourced ingredients, quick service, and affordable prices. 

Which Meatless Burger Will Conquer the Industry?

 

This October, Fatburger, the California hamburger fast casual brand, announced it will begin serving the Impossible Burger in Southern California. Meanwhile, Beyond Burger recently made a deal with Sysco, the largest food distributor to thousands of restaurants, schools, hospitals and other outlets.

Buena Onda's Scratch Kitchen Stands Out in Fast Casual

Aside from earning the prestigious title of Iron Chef in 2009, Jose Garces has many other claims to fame such as his many restaurant brands in Philadelphia. VolvérDistrito, and Amada are just a few of his successful concepts. It's affordable to get a taste of the chef's famed fish tacos.

Everytable: The Oasis found in Food Deserts

On this episode of On Foodable Weekly we hear how CEO Sam Polk started Everytable. Everytable creates healthy grab-and-go meals and sells them for cheaper than the price of local fast food. The goal is that everyone, even those in food deserts, can afford to feed their families.

"You Cannot Scale Cool Fast Enough," Says Eureka! CEO

Eureka! is one of those brands that comes across as a one-off, independent restaurant concept. The brand even has 22 separate social media accounts on both Instagram and Facebook for each of its locations— the latest opening last month in San Diego, Ca.



Expert Column

Are your Brand’s Values Being Conveyed to your Guests?

By Dustin Myers, Foodable Industry Expert

Picture yourself walking down the street and seeing a person walking towards you. When you look at their clothes, demeanor, age, hairstyle, and posture– you begin forming your perceptions about that person. Are they friendly? Do they share similar interests with you? Are they a threat? What kind of work do they do? All of these thoughts begin subconsciously every time we encounter a new person. You can usually tell a lot about what a person values just by their appearance.

Though we're taught not to judge people on their appearance, we still do. And we judge brands the same way.

Your brand's appearance should accurately reflect your brand.

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Exploring the best fast casual foodie spots from coast to coast means nothing without high quality footage and food porn. Below, we share some of our favorite shots from our travels around the country. Enjoy!