What’s Your Favorite Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant?
I’ve considered putting a lot more content on GrubGrade directed to the upscale fast food restaurants known as “fast casual”. Yeah, GrubGrade is open opportunity to all grub related topics, but fast food has always been our forte. I’d like to get your thoughts… the readers of GrubGrade. Share your comments on this post so I can get a feel for what your go-to fast casual restaurants might be. What’s your favorite fast-casual chain restaurant? Corner Bakery Cafe, Chipotle, Cosi, Noodles & Company, Atlanta Bread, Panda Express, Jason’s Deli, Five Guys, Einstein Bros., Zaxby’s, Qdoba? There’s a ton I’m missing right? Share your favorite in the comments.
I’ll go first. It took a while to grow on me, but Panera Bread has climbed the ranks through the years. I love the MyPanera loyalty program and the breakfast sandwiches are always very delicious and satisfying. I’ve always found Panera’s breakfast options to be solid. A recent bright spot has been the Mediterranean Egg White Breakfast Sandwich shown above… The Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich consists of egg whites, white cheddar, basil, sun dried tomato and pesto on Ciabatta. Panera is a fast-casual spot that has breakfast, lunch and dinner covered along with free Wi-Fi and usually indoor/outdoor seating. I’m a fan of Cosi, but they are few and far between around my area. I’ve never been too crazy about Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Chipotle is close to my heart, but is almost always packed. When weighing the pros and cons, I’ve got Panera coming out on top. So what are you a fan of when it comes to fast-casual?