How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Fast Food
Twenty years ago, restaurant brands like Chipotle and Panera Bread improved upon the fast-food model and created a more high-quality quick-service experience called "fast casual." Now, a new generation of social entrepreneurs are refining that fast-casual model even further and creating restaurant brands committed to higher-quality ingredients and supply chains, better employee wages, and a tight-knit connection to their communities.
The Fast Casual 2.0 movement is underway across the country, in brands like D.C.'s &pizza, L.A.'s Mendocino Farms, and New York's Dig Inn. In this panel, find out how this new generation of social entrepreneurs plan to change the way America eats forever.
Additional Supporting Materials
- What does the future of fast food look like, and how does it get there?
- How can restaurant companies afford to invest in their employees, products, and communities while keeping prices low?
- How can fast food brands affect greater social change?
- Sam Oches, Editorial Director, Food News Media
- Michael Lastoria, CEO, &pizza
- Nicole Marquis, Founder, HipCityVeg
- Mario Del Pero, CEO, Mendocino Farms
Sam Oches, Editorial Dir, Food News Media
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