Fast casual restaurants have been steadily growing when it comes to bringing in more and more consumers and profit each year. The industry has grown over 7% in the past five years, and it is expected to grow another 6% before the next five years is over. There was a small stint in which the casual dining industry showed a slight decline at 4%, but now they are back up and running and bringing in the same substantial amount of customers.
- Fast casual traffic has risen 6% annually in the last five years.
- Customers between the ages of 18-24 account for a huge amount of fast casual numbers.
- Fast casual gives customers, quick service, a pleasant atmosphere and high quality food.
“As much of the U.S. restaurant industry continues to struggle with sluggish customer visits, the fast casual channel continues to grow.”