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The Rise of Fast-Casual Restaurants

The Rise of Fast-Casual Restaurants

Chelsea Gibbons

Feb 27, 2017

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As family schedules have become more hectic, with both parents often working long hours and children engaged in a variety of extracurricular activities, dining out has become the new norm. Fast-casual restaurants in particular have grown along with this need, emerging as an option that offers convenience for busy families.

To learn more about this restaurant segment and how families – moms in particular – see it meeting their needs, the team at iModerate conducted individual chats with 25 moms nationwide, all of whom have children under the age of 18.

Our findings?  Fast-casual restaurants fit the bill but still have opportunities to offer a larger variety of healthy options, as well as choices that cater to kids of all ages.

Check out our infographic to learn more.

Chelsea Gibbons

Strategic Director

I explore by getting lost, which I manage to do on a regular basis. I have been told by multiple people that they would not be my partner on “Amazing Race,” because my sense of direction is so poor.

Our relationship with iModerate has enabled us to quickly and efficiently seek the voice of the consumer or customer, and incorporate it into our business decisions, allowing us to become smarter and faster to market. The team iModerate is, in essence, a virtual extension of the Abbott research team – from them, I know that when I pick up the phone and call, on the other end will be someone who understands my business, knows my target consumer, and will always deliver high quality results.

Kristen McLane, Manager, Shopper Insights & Category Development, Abbott Nutrition