“Being selected for this prestigious list by FastCasual.com validates the consumer demand for our fast-fine menu, said Pierre Panos, founder and CEO of Fresh To Order.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015
“Fast-fine” dining innovator Fresh To Order (f2o) debuted as a Top 50 fast-casual dining concept on the 2015 Fast Casual Top Movers & Shakers list. The elite list of restaurants and restaurant leaders is compiled by editors of top restaurant website FastCasual.com and industry leaders. The winners were announced Sunday night at an awards gala in Chicago, timed to coincide with the annual National Restaurant Association tradeshow.
“The idea behind our Movers and Shakers list is to recognize brands that are going beyond simply generating positive sales and unit growth,” said Cherryh Butler, managing editor of FastCasual.com. “The process has a bit more subjectivity to it — to identify brands that are taking big risks and making fundamental changes that could dramatically shake up the fast casual status quo.”
Judges narrowed down this year’s Top 50 from a pool of 900 nominations from FastCasual.com readers. Criteria included innovation, growth, social responsibility and overall contribution. Fresh To Order debuted at #43 on this list.
“Fresh To Order has been a leading force in the fast-casual dining scene since we opened our first restaurant in 2005 to lines that snaked around the block in Midtown Atlanta,” said Pierre Panos, Fresh To Order Founder and CEO. “Being selected for this prestigious list by FastCasual.com validates the consumer demand for our fast-fine menu, and serves to motivate us to continue innovating and earning our guests’ trust in Fresh To Order. We thank them, and FastCasual.com, for this recognition.”
Earlier this year, Fresh To Order announced a multi-unit agreements signed for Dallas, TX, and Philadelphia, PA, adding to the brand’s footprint from recent openings in Charlotte, NC; Knoxville, TN, Greenville, SC. The brand is also opening corporate-owned units in high-traffic growth areas such as the CNN Center in Atlanta and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport.
Recognized by Nation's Restaurant News as a "Hot Concept" and "Breakout Brand," Fresh To Order combines the quality of food fine-dining restaurants are known for with the efficient service and price point of fast casual. Its soups, salads and sandwiches are made to order in less than 10 minutes for an average ticket price of $10. In addition, Fresh To Order is a member of the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program, designed to help parents make the healthful choice the easy choice for their children when dining out. Combine Fresh to Order’s focus on healthier, flavorful menu choices with its open-kitchen set-up and commitment to great customer service, and you have an experience like nothing else in the category.
Franchise opportunities throughout the South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states are available. For franchising information, visit http://www.f2ofranchise.com/.
About Fresh To Order (f2o)
Founded in 2005, Fresh To Order (f2o), the pioneer of the innovative, "fast-fine" restaurant segment, combines the quality of food found in casual fine dining with the operating platform and price point of fast casual. With a mission to serve "Incredible Food" in under 10 minutes for around $10, f2o serves a menu of recognizable favorites with a flavorful twist, such as chef-inspired entrees, Panini sandwiches, soups and Perfect Bite Salads©. Quickly becoming one of the industry's most admired food concepts, Fresh To Order was recently named a Hot Concept! and a Top 50 Breakout Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, and selected as among QSR Magazine’s Best Franchise Deals. For up-to-the-minute information visit http://www.freshtoorder.com and http://www.f2ofranchise.com.