Personal Touches for Quick Service Diners
After decades of mass-produced, preassembled, fast food items, quick service diners are voicing their preference for something more unique. At the fine dining level, each dish is created with care, so when high-end chefs started opening fast-casuals in droves, they brought along the extra touches.
Chains like Chipotle, Shake Shack, and Panera Bread have revolutionized the eating experience at lower price points and raised the bar for the entire industry. There is no going back, so operations that satisfy today’s more food-savvy diners will be the most successful.
Key components that quick service diners look for:
Freshness, quality, and flavor must be top priorities; never skimp on these when ordering ingredients.
Healthy choices are key—even if you are serving burgers and fries, offer a variety of fresh produce accompaniments such as avocados, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes for great taste and nutritional balance.
Customize where possible: when diners can design their meal, even partly, they feel more empowered and satisfied.
Distinctive condiments, house baked breads, and handcrafted beverages lend authenticity.
These personal touches will help quick service operators be successful. If you have any questions or would like any guidance on how to ensure your fast casual operation is running optimally call your Nicholas and Company sales representative today!