Casual Dining – The Financial Fix

Obviously, the casual dining world has its ups and downs. Right now we are in a down period, with some major players struggling the last few years. There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as reflected in Applebee’s recent performance—nothing stellar, but a slight uptick. But there really is no […]

Sweet Chow: Fast-casual restaurant in North Loop has right feel, food and, most importantly, profit centers

I am always intrigued by “polished fast-casual” concepts— restaurants with counter service but a little more personal service and also higher price points that can attract customers with the ability to generate higher check averages. Sweet Chow is an example of one of these great, new, polished fast-casual concepts. It has a great location in […]