Fast Food Vs Fast Casual: What’s the Difference?
The difference between fast food and fast casual can become a bit blurry. Fast food is a dining experience with an emphasis on speed, convenience, and lower prices. Similarly, fast casual also takes into account the speed and convenience of orders but with more emphasis on the quality of food and overall dining experience. Fast casual tends to cost more at an average check size of $12, while the average fast food check size is $5. Fast casual also prioritizes better ingredients and healthier options whereas fast food tends to focus on economical menu items. Additionally, fast food establishments have drive-thru services common at establishments whereas in fast casual it’s uncommon. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between a fast food restaurant and a fast casual one check out the resource below.
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