4 restaurant chains that are opening fast-casual spinoffs

4 restaurant chains that are opening fast-casual spinoffs

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Fast-casual restaurant chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill and Sweetgreen have been stealing customers from full-service restaurant chains like Outback Steakhouse and IHOP. To fight back, some casual dining chains have been launching spinoff restaurants that copy that business model. Fast-casual restaurants are smaller in size, with less seating … Read more…

IHOP is launching a fast-casual restaurant next year

IHOP is launching a fast-casual restaurant next year

A rendering of a Flip’d by IHOP restaurant Source: IHOP IHOP is launching its first fast-casual restaurant in Atlanta next year. The Dine Brands’ chain will launch Flip’d by IHOP in April. IHOP is also exploring additional sites in New York, Washington, D.C., Denver, Chicago and San Francisco. IHOP’s President Jay Johns said he thinks … Read more…