Considering the current economic climate and the changing tastes of today's average diner, the rapid rise of the fast-casual restaurant model is really no big surprise. Our collective pace of living hasn't slowed at all, but that doesn't mean we want to be eating room-temperature fries out of a paper bag while we try to drive with our knees. Popular chains like Potbelly, Noodles and Company, and Chipotle that follow the fast-casual model all offer an attractive alternative to standard drive-thru fast food, but it's still delivered quickly and at a very reasonable price. The main... More >>>